Haskell of Gettysburg

Haskell of Gettysburg

His Life and Civil War Papers

eBook - 1989
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All students of the Civil War are indebted to Frank Haskell for his classic description of the battle of Gettysburg. A lieutenant on the staff of John Gibbon, Haskell stood at the focus of the Confederate assault on July 3, 1863. He wrote of the battle in a letter to his brother. When it came to light after the war it became and remains probably the most read and repeated account of Civil War combat written by a participant. It captures wholly the terrible fascination that the Civil War?and Gettysburg?holds for all Americans. Haskell wrote other letters (thirty-one in this collection) and attained the rank of colonel before he was killed at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.This 1989 paperback reprinting of the 1970 edition contains a new preface by Frank L. Byrne.
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c1989.
ISBN: 9780585281414
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 258 p.) : ill.


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