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The 72nd New York Infantry In The Civil War

Author : Rick Barram
ISBN : 9781476614199
Genre : History
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This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in the words of the men who were there. Drawing on soldier's letters, diaries, memoirs (many unpublished or obscure) and official reports, this work follows these men from the exciting beginnings of recruitment, the boredom and frustrations of life policing the secessionist countryside of Southern Maryland, through to the eventual disbanding of the regiment in July of 1864 after being bled white at Williamsburg, the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Overland Campaign. A final chapter offers a brief account of many of the men's lives following the war. Included in the work are photographs, period illustrations, maps and an organizational chart. A complete roster is arranged by company with chronologies of officers' service.

Meade And Lee After Gettysburg

Author : Jeffrey Hunt
ISBN : 9781611213447
Genre : History
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Jeffrey Hunt’s Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling Waters to Culpeper Court House, July 14-31, 1863 exposes for Civil War readers what has been hiding in plain sight for 150 years: The Gettysburg Campaign did not end at the banks of the Potomac on July 14, but deep in central Virginia two weeks later along the line of the Rappahannock. Contrary to popular belief, once Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia slipped across the swollen Potomac back to Virginia the Lincoln administration pressed George Meade to cross quickly in pursuit—and he did. Rather than follow in Lee’s wake, however, Meade moved south on the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a cat-and-mouse game to outthink his enemy and capture the strategic gaps penetrating the high wooded terrain. Doing so would trap Lee in the northern reaches of the Shenandoah Valley and potentially bring about the decisive victory that had eluded Union arms north of the Potomac. The two weeks that followed was a grand chess match with everything at stake—high drama filled with hard marching, cavalry charges, heavy skirmishing, and set-piece fighting that threatened to escalate into a major engagement with the potential to end the war in the Eastern Theater. Throughout, one thing remains clear: Union soldiers from private to general continued to fear the lethality of Lee’s army. Meade and Lee After Gettysburg, the first of three volumes on the campaigns waged between the two adversaries from July 14 through the end of 1863, relies on the Official Records, regimental histories, letters, newspapers, and other sources to provide a day-by-day account of this fascinating high-stakes affair. The vivid prose, coupled with original maps and outstanding photographs, offers a significant contribution to Civil War literature. Thanks to Hunt these important two weeks—until now overshadowed by the battle of Gettysburg and almost completely ignored by writers of Civil War history—have finally gotten the attention they have long deserved. Readers will never view the Gettysburg Campaign the same way.

A Catalogue Of Old Rare And Curious Books

Author : George Emery Littlefield
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024939717
Genre : America
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The 30th North Carolina Infantry In The Civil War

Author : William Thomas Venner
ISBN : 9781476627908
Genre : History
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At the outbreak of the Civil War, the men of the 30th North Carolina rushed to join the regiment, proclaiming, we will whip the Yankees, or give them a right to a small part of our soil--say 2 feet by 6 feet. Once the Tar Heels experienced combat, their attitudes changed. One rifleman recorded: We came to a Yankee field hospital ... we moved piles of arms, feet, hands. By 1865, the unit's survivors reflected on their experiences, wondering when and if I return home--will I be able to fit in? Drawing on letters, journals, memoirs and personnel records, this history follows the civilian-soldiers from their mustering-in to the war's final moments at Appomattox. The 30th North Carolina had the distinction of firing at Abraham Lincoln on July 12, 1864, as the president stood upon the ramparts of Ft. Stevens outside Washington D.C., and firing the last regimental volley before the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia

Dear Sister

Author : Robert F. Harris
ISBN : 0275962601
Genre : History
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Collects 139 letters from six of the seven Gould brothers who left their homes in central New York to fight for the Union Army. These letters, written to their sister Hannah, span four years of conflict and run the gamut from initial enlistment to eventual death or discharge. Annotation c. by Book N

Blue Gray Magazine

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ISBN : WISC:89066433301
Genre : United States
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History Of Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861 5 Prepared In Compliance With Acts Of The Legislature

Author : SAMUEL P. BATES
ISBN : UOMDLP:aby3439:0002.001
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History Of Cattaraugus Co New York

Author : Franklin Ellis
ISBN : WISC:89060961000
Genre : Cattaraugus County (N.Y.)
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History Of The Philadelphia Brigade

Author : Charles H. Banes
ISBN : UVA:X000826997
Genre : United States
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A Chautauqua Boy In 61 And Afterward Reminiscences

Author : David Bigelow Parker
ISBN : 1376608219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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