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The Battle of Gettysburg: A Soldier's First-Hand Account

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In what may be the longest, and most poignant, letter to a relative from a soldier in the Civil War, this authoritative book by Col. Frank Haskell recounts the officer's experiences in the bloody, three-day battle at Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. Often considered the turning point of the war, the campaign--which resulted in thousands of casualties on both sides--rallied the Union troops. Haskell's descriptions of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, the marks of battle, and burial of the dead are all vividly described: "Our own dead were usually buried not long after they fell ... It was a work that the men's hearts were in as soon as the fight was over ... to make them a grave in some convenient spot, and decently composed with their blankets wrapped about them, to cover them tenderly with earth and mark their resting place." One of the war's best eyewitness accounts, this classic narrative will be treasured by Civil War buffs and required reading for students of American history. Unabridged republication of the second edition of The Battle of Gettysburg, published by the Wisconsin History Commission, 1910. 2 maps.

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This long and poignant letter from a soldier offers a fascinating eyewitness account of the 1863 clash that formed the turning point of the Civil War. Colonel Haskell presents authoritative and vivid descriptions of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, care of the wounded and dead, and other aspects of the landmark battle.

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A soldier's first-hand account.

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ISBN:
9780486427614
Author:
Ashe, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Haskell, Colonel Frank a.
Author:
Haskell, Franklin Aretas
Author:
Frank A., Col. Haskel
Author:
Haskell, Frank A.
Author:
Haskel, Frank A., Col.
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 18
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Civil War
Series Volume:
2522
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 maps
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.3 lb

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This long and poignant letter from a soldier offers a fascinating eyewitness account of the 1863 clash that formed the turning point of the Civil War. Colonel Haskell presents authoritative and vivid descriptions of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, care of the wounded and dead, and other aspects of the landmark battle.
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