Rhode Island and the Civil War: Voices From the Ocean State

Rhode Island and the Civil War: Voices From the Ocean State

by Robert Grandchamp, Frank J. Williams
     
 

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The Ocean State has a remarkable record of service during the Civil War. It supplied over twenty-three thousand men for the infantry, cavalry and artillery units between 1861 and 1865. From Bull Run to Appomattox and many battles along the way, including Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, Rhode Island troops were always on the front lines. Civil War

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The Ocean State has a remarkable record of service during the Civil War. It supplied over twenty-three thousand men for the infantry, cavalry and artillery units between 1861 and 1865. From Bull Run to Appomattox and many battles along the way, including Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, Rhode Island troops were always on the front lines. Civil War historian Robert Grandchamp lets the soldiers tell their stories in their own words, drawing from their letters to retell the accounts of those who fought and died to save the Union. From Woonsocket to Westerly, this book offers a personal connection to Rhode Island during the War Between the States through the voices of its heroic sons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609497613
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,311,614
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Robert Grandchamp was an eleventh-generation Rhode Islander and is now a first-generation Vermonter. He earned his MA in American history from Rhode Island College. Robert is the author of eight other books on American military history, including The Seventh Rhode Island Infantry, Colonel Edward Cross, Providence to Fort Hell and The Boys of Adams' Battery G, for which he was awarded the Order of Saint Barbara from the Rhode Island National Guard. In addition, he is a frequent book reviewer for Blue & Gray and Civil War News. A former National Park ranger, he is an analyst with the government and resides in Essex, Vermont.

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