Harris, Joseph K.
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Overview This is an autobiographical manuscript written by a Civil War veteran, a volunteer of 1861. It compromises Harris' childhood through his experience in the Civil War. It is clear that Harris was an educated man as his writing is clearly influenced by the transcendentalist movement and speaks a great deal about the value of hard manual labor and the outdoors. It mirrors many war veterans across time who felt their experiences needed to be felt and heard by the rest of the population, though their...