The book begins with a brief history of Cape Cod’s role in the pre-Civil War politics of abolition. There is much information about the war at sea, in which Cape Cod’s seamen played a significant part, and chapters about particular soldiers and sailors in front line battles and also life on the home front.
Of special interest to genealogists are the appendices, which provide lists of Cape Cod Civil War transport personnel, officers and deaths. Each list includes the person’s local town, his last military unit, and dates.
Stauffer Miller is a native of West Virginia. He and his wife, Ellie, moved to Cape Cod in 1994 and lived in Barnstable. His interest in the Cape and the Civil War sprang from his membership in the local Civil War Roundtable group. He and Ellie currently live in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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