The Passing of the Armies (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Joshua Chamberlain's The Passing of the Armies is one of the classic books of Civil War history. When it was posthumously published in 1915, it received acclaim for its Victorian prose and accuracy in bringing to life the final twelve days of the war in Virginia. Although highly critical of Sheridan and defensive of ...
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The Passing of the Armies (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Joshua Chamberlain's The Passing of the Armies is one of the classic books of Civil War history. When it was posthumously published in 1915, it received acclaim for its Victorian prose and accuracy in bringing to life the final twelve days of the war in Virginia. Although highly critical of Sheridan and defensive of the operations of his Fifth Corps, Chamberlain's work is an important contribution to the true story of this intense fighting. It is an important contribution by a contemporary who, as a distinguished Union officer, witnessed the events he wrote about. The Passing of the Armies is a superb book that belongs in every Civil War library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411466357
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 528,947
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) is one of the Civil War's heroic figures. As regimental commander of the 20th Maine he won the Medal of Honor at the Battle of Gettysburg's Little Round Top. General Grant later selected him to receive the surrender of the Confederate Army at Appomattox, and after the war he went on to serve two terms as Governor of Maine.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2005

    My personal favorite by or about Chamberlain

    Chamberlain writes in the style of the time, which at can be a bit flowery, but if you can wade through that style of writing, this book is a very interesting look at the end of the Civil War from a man who was in the middle of the action. Chamberlain brings us his personal story of the Battle of Five Forks, which doomed Lee's defenses at Petersburg, to the final review of the Fifth Army Corps before President Lincoln at the White House. I found the story of the surrender of Lee's army especially touching.

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  • Posted March 23, 2011

    Honest expression of general officer experience

    Presents detail of what happened at Five Forks, Petersburg, Appomattox along with his analysis, which you can take of leave. But it is refreshing to not have the analysis mixed in with the descriptions of heated engagements. This is what he saw and believed without whitewash or political flavorings or 4 generations of rewording.

    I couldn't read many of the diaries of the time because the context is difficult to track. This was written years afterward so the author added context to the chronology.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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