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Colonel Edward E. Cross, New Hampshire Fighting Fifth: A Civil War Biography
     

Colonel Edward E. Cross, New Hampshire Fighting Fifth: A Civil War Biography

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by Robert Grandchamp
 

Edward Ephraim Cross (1832–1863) accomplished more in his short lifetime years than most men who live to be 100. By the eve of the Civil War, he had traveled from Cincinnati to Arizona working as a political reporter, travel writer, editor, trail hand, silver mine supervisor, and Indian fighter. In the summer of 1861, he became colonel of the Fighting Fifth

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Edward Ephraim Cross (1832–1863) accomplished more in his short lifetime years than most men who live to be 100. By the eve of the Civil War, he had traveled from Cincinnati to Arizona working as a political reporter, travel writer, editor, trail hand, silver mine supervisor, and Indian fighter. In the summer of 1861, he became colonel of the Fighting Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers and gained fame as a fearless battlefield commander during action at Fair Oaks, Antietam, Fredricksburg, and Chancellorsville before being mortally wounded at Gettysburg. However, behind this great soldier lay a flawed man, an alcoholic with a short temper who fought a constant battle with words against immigrants, abolitionists, and others with whom he disagreed. This detailed biography presents a full portrait of this controversial and little-known figure, filling a critical gap in the literature of the northern Civil War experience.

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Midwest Book Review
superbly researched, impressively detailed, deftly written...a valued and highly recommended addition
The NYMAS Review
worthwhile reading
Civil War News
"excellent...a much-needed biography...the author's research is exhaustive and commendable...highly recommended...outstanding"
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“superbly researched, impressively detailed, deftly written...a valued and highly recommended addition”—Midwest Book Review; “worthwhile reading”—The NYMAS Review; “excellent...a much-needed biography...the author’s research is exhaustive and commendable...highly recommended...outstanding”—Civil War News.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786471911
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/26/2012
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

The author of six books on American military history, Robert Grandchamp lives in Jericho, Vermont, where he works as an analyst with the government.

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