The Appomattox Generals: The Parallel Lives of Joshua L. Chamberlain, USA, and John B. Gordon, CSA, Commanders at the Surrender Ceremony of April 12, 1865

The Appomattox Generals: The Parallel Lives of Joshua L. Chamberlain, USA, and John B. Gordon, CSA, Commanders at the Surrender Ceremony of April 12, 1865

by John W. Primomo
The Appomattox Generals: The Parallel Lives of Joshua L. Chamberlain, USA, and John B. Gordon, CSA, Commanders at the Surrender Ceremony of April 12, 1865

The Appomattox Generals: The Parallel Lives of Joshua L. Chamberlain, USA, and John B. Gordon, CSA, Commanders at the Surrender Ceremony of April 12, 1865

by John W. Primomo

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Overview

Joshua L. Chamberlain of Maine and John B. Gordon of Georgia led the Union and Confederate armies, respectively, at the formal surrender ceremony at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, on April 12, 1865. In one of the most dramatic and memorable moments of the Civil War, as the Confederate soldiers marched through the Union lines to stack their weapons and flags, Chamberlain, moved by the historic moment and desiring to pay honor to a valiant, defeated foe, ordered his Union soldiers to salute Gordon's Confederates. Gordon, surprised but stirred by the same emotion, immediately responded, and ordered his men to return the salute.

Both men had volunteered for military service, feeling a strong need to fight for their respective causes. They entered military service as low level officers with no formal military training. Repeatedly, they exhibited exceptional aptitude and responsibility, rising through the ranks as they received the glowing accolades of their superiors. Yet, they remained humble, continually demonstrating extraordinary courage, which earned them the respect of their men. Ultimately, their heroism and leadership culminated in their meeting as the commanders at the Appomattox Courthouse surrender. After the war, Chamberlain and Gordon entered politics in their respective states.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476605814
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 232
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John W. Primomo is a retired United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio.
John W. Primomo is a United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
 1. Honor Answering Honor
 2. Early Years
 3. Outbreak of the War
 4. The Peninsula Campaign
 5. Antietam
 6. Fredericksburg
 7. Chancellorsville
 8. Gettysburg
 9. Interlude of Winter 1863-64
10. The Wilderness
11. Spotsylvania Courthouse
12. North Anna to Petersburg
13. Monocacy River and the Shenandoah Valley
14. Winter 1865 to Fort Stedman
15. Quaker Road to Five Forks
16. Appomattox
17. Going Home
18. After the War
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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