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Appomattox: The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia [NOOK Book]

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"Appomattox: The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia" by Joshua L. Chamberlain is a dramatic look at the climax of the Civil War by an eyewitness.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914),was a college professor from the state of Maine who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. Although he had no earlier education in military strategies, he became a highly respected & decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brevet Major-General. For his...

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"Appomattox: The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia" by Joshua L. Chamberlain is a dramatic look at the climax of the Civil War by an eyewitness.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914),was a college professor from the state of Maine who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. Although he had no earlier education in military strategies, he became a highly respected & decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brevet Major-General. For his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor. He was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony of General Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox. In all, Chamberlain served in 20 battles and numerous skirmishes. Cited for bravery four times, he had six horses shot from under him, and was wounded six times.

Chamberlain's account, "Appomattox: The Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia" details the final hours of the campaign that forced the surrender of General Robert E. Lee's Army Of Northern Virginia, which effectively ended the American Civil War. Then he goes on to describe the surrender ceremonies----which he was in charge of organizing----and describes the emotions of that historic day.
An amazing account of the close of the Civil War from a commander & front-line soldier rolled into one.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148529804
  • Publisher: Maine Book Barn Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 562,713
  • File size: 174 KB

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