The Chatfield Story

The Chatfield Story


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The Chatfield Story by Terry M. Mccarty

Fully annotated and meticulously researched, The Chatfield Story: The Civil War Letters and Diaries of Private Edward L. Chatfield of the 113th Illinois Volunteers by Terry M. McCarty with Margaret Ann Chatfield McCarty is a stunning personal biography that illustrates a harrowing part of American history. Resonant, wise, and suspenseful, this elegantly wrought memoir is a story of courage, pluck, and survival against seemingly insurmountable odds. Chatfield's life as a Union private unfolds with each successive missive, an incredible account from within the Western Theater of the Civil War: Cairo, Memphis, Oxford, Holly Springs, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, DeSoto Point, Grand Gulf, Clinton, Vicksburg, Corinth, and Brice's Cross Roads-where disaster awaited him. Fascinating in its approach and its depth, this spellbinding story of a young man whose name and family became famous in Colorado is a marvelous tale of accomplishment-a decidedly American story that truly begs to be heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419697227
Publisher: BookSurge, LLC
Publication date: 09/17/2009
Pages: 596
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Coauthors Terry M. McCarty and Margaret Ann Chatfield McCarty both hold master's degrees with emphases in the social sciences and human behavior, Terry's from California State University at Fullerton and Margaret's from Pepperdine University. A shared love of history prompted their transcription and narration of the letters of Edward L. Chatfield, a great-granduncle to Margaret. When not researching and writing, they enjoy exercise, gardening, storytelling, and visiting their children and grandchildren. They live in Georgetown, Texas, and this is their first book.

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