Haskell of Gettysburg: His Life and Civil War Papers

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Kent State University Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 258 pages
All students of the Civil War are indebted to Frank Haskell for his classic description of the battle of Gettysburg. A lieutenant on the staff of John Gibbon, Haskell stood at the focus of the Confederate assault on July 3, 1863. He wrote of the battle in a letter to his brother. When it came to light after the war it became and remains probably the most read and repeated account of Civil War combat written by a participant. It captures wholly the terrible fascination that the Civil War--and Gettysburg--holds for all Americans. Haskell wrote other letters (thirty-one in this collection) and attained the rank of colonel before he was killed at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864.This 1989 paperback reprinting of the 1970 edition contains a new preface by Frank L. Byrne.

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Frank L. Byrne is professor emeritus of history at Kent State University & editor of the Voices of the Civil War series. His other books include Haskell of Gettysburg: His Life & Civil War Papers & Your True Marcus: The Civil War Letters of a Jewish Colonel.

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