Southern Illinois University Press
Reviewer Ryan W. Keating touts Diana Dretke’s The Bonds of War: A Story of Immigrants and Esprit De Corps in Company C, 9th Illinois Volunteer Infantry as microhistory par excellence. This study of five friends and neighbors who fought alongside one another in the 96th Illinois after having migrated to the United States illuminates “the importance of local community and the ways in which those at home and in arms were bound through the common connection of the war and military service.”
"The Bonds of War: A Story of Immigrants and Esprit de Corps in Company C, 9th Illinois Volunteer Infantry,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 23
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol23/iss3/6