First In Defense Of The Union

( 1 )

Overview

When their nation called, these men were the first to respond. . .
Following the capitulation of Fort Sumter and in response to President Lincoln's first call to arms in April, 1861, the men of the Ringgold Light Artillery, National Light Infantry, Washington Artillery, Logan Guards, and Allen Infantry, departed their Pennsylvania homes and families and marched into history as the First Defenders, for they were the first volunteer troops to reach Washington after the start of ...
See more details below
Paperback
$14.58
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$15.50 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $10.46   
  • New (5) from $10.46   
  • Used (1) from $14.57   
Sending request ...

Overview

When their nation called, these men were the first to respond. . .
Following the capitulation of Fort Sumter and in response to President Lincoln's first call to arms in April, 1861, the men of the Ringgold Light Artillery, National Light Infantry, Washington Artillery, Logan Guards, and Allen Infantry, departed their Pennsylvania homes and families and marched into history as the First Defenders, for they were the first volunteer troops to reach Washington after the start of America's Civil War. Despite this distinguished achievement and regardless of their place in American history, little is known and much less has been written about these men and the companies they comprised. With First in Defense of the Union, Civil War historian John David Hoptak fills this void in historiography and brings the story of the First Defenders vividly to life by relying heavily upon the soldiers' letters and diaries to tell of their enlistment into service, their harrowing march through Baltimore, their arrival in the nation's capital, and their three month term of service with the Federal forces.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418414092
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 5/27/2004
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2004

    Book Summary

    When their nation called . . . These men were the first to respond . . . Following the attack on Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln, now faced the greatest crisis to ever befall the young American nation, issued a proclamation calling upon 75,000 Northern volunteers to suppress the hostile Southern rebellion. Throughout Northern towns and cities thousands of men, young and old, left home and family to begin their journey as American soldiers. Among the first to respond were five companies of volunteer militia from the Pennsylvania counties of Schuylkill, Berks, Lehigh, and Mifflin. Within a few days, these companies, numbering just over five hundred men, marched into Washington and into history as the very first troops to reach the capital following the start of the American Civil War. Now, for the first time since 1910, the story of these five ¿First Defender¿ companies is told. From their enlistment into service to their harrowing march through the city of Baltimore and through their three-month term of service, First in Defense of the Union traces the history of these companies by relying largely upon the soldiers¿ letters and diaries. With First in Defense of the Union, Hoptak dramatically brings the story of these five companies vividly to life, and commands attention to their distinguished and illustrious place in American History.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)