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Wartime Decatur, 1832-1945 (Paperback)

Author: Guillory, Dan

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Mega History!!!!

by Mary E. Burrus on 6/2/2008

What else can I say, the title about says it all. This book is one of the best sources for hisory that I have read in a long time. It is great from the aspect of Macon County/Decatur, ILL and it is great for hisory on the overall. It is espicaially great for WW II History. I think it is a good book for young histry buffs as well as older history buffs who live through WW II. Enjoy!! Mary E. Burrus

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Decatur has a long history of patriotic service, both on and off the field of battle. Decatur volunteers participated in six major campaigns including the Black Hawk War (1832), the Mexican War (18461848), the Civil War (18611865), the Spanish-American War (1898), World War I (19171918), and World War II (19411945). Their record of distinguished service includes the presence of five generals and six Congressional Medal of Honor winners in the Civil War. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), the first national veterans' organization, was founded in Decatur immediately after the Civil War. In World War II, soldiers from Decatur served in North Africa, Italy, the Philippines, and Germany. Equally impressive, however, is the tradition of the Decatur Canteen, which served food to transient soldiers from the time of the Civil War onward. Local volunteers rolled bandages, collected food, and recycled bales of paper and heaps of scrap metal. Citizens planted victory gardens and bought war bonds and savings stamps. Wartime Decatur: 18321945 documents the vigorous wartime culture based on community involvement and a strong sense of patriotism.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738539973
SKU 202059761
Format Paperback
ISBN10 073853997X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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