Gettysburg: Two Eyewitness Accounts
In this unique series the Civil War comes vividly to life.Here an eyewitness accounts--many available for the first time in decades--by generals, journalist, and ordinary foot soldiers, both blue and gray, who relive the conflict in all its terrible glory.Each volume brings you a human perspective on the war--its most decisive battles, its most remarkable personalities. Ge...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published November 24th 2010 by Bantam
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Like Mary Chestnut's first hand account of the American Civil War, this book offers a glimpse of what the war was like from a soldier's perspective. More specifically, the book accounts for the experiences of one Union and one Confederate officer as they led their men into the battle of Gettysburg. I read this book years ago but can recall the depth and meaning in both men's words and its impact on me, the modern reader. While Lt. Haskell's account (Northern) was written with a keener sense of l...more
Ugh. History written by non-writers. Inflating their part in the story (which they admit is possible) is only a tiny thing compared to the writing. Many nearly incomprehensible descriptions of troop movements and flowery language in the "we're gooder than them" vein. On the upside makes me curious to read a (not-too-wordy...) history by a disconnected chronicler.