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Blood Shed in This War

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Blood Shed in This War: Civil War Illustrations by Captain Adolph Metzner, 32nd Indiana
By Michael A. Peake

Captain Adolph G. Metzner’s stunning visual diary of sketches, drawings, and watercolors depict his world during three years of service with the First German, Thirty-second Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry campaigning in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Once encamped, Metzner immediately began to set his impressions down on paper, recording the regiment’s activity with details as vividly descriptive as any written word and creating a series of caricatures of his associates. After the battle of Rowlett’s Station, Kentucky, on December 17, 1861, Metzner’s art changed. From that point on his work showed the turmoil and struggle the men experienced through Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.

Hardcover, 142 pages. IHS Press, 2010. ISBN 9780871952691.


About the author
Michael A. Peake, a resident of Corydon, Indiana, is an author and historian specializing in Indiana German genealogy and history as related to the American Civil War. Since retiring from federal service in 1996, Peake has devoted his time to researching Union and Confederate German-American military organizations.


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