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Gettysburg diaries

Mark Nesbitt

Gettysburg diaries

war journals of two American adversaries

by Mark Nesbitt

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Published by Gramercy Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ware, Thomas, -- 1838-1863 -- Diaries.,
  • Horner, Franklin, -- ca. 1836-1904 -- Diaries.,
  • Gettysburg Campaign, 1863 -- Personal narratives.,
  • Soldiers -- United States -- Diaries.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark Nesbitt.
    GenreDiaries., Personal narratives.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE475.51 .N47 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18744228M
    ISBN 109780517230787
    LC Control Number2008272568

    A distinguished Civil War historian offers a close-up analysis of the final day of the decisive battle of Gettysburg, drawing on letters and diaries from men on both sides to illuminate the events and personalities responsible for the ultimate Union victory and to discuss Pickett's Charge, the combat at Culp's Hill, and a key cavalry engagement between Stuart and Custer. 25, first printing.4/5(). Part of Joseph Kershaw’s Brigade, this regiment fought at Gettysburg on July 2, in the Peach Orchard and the Wheatfield, two of the most vicious fights during Gettysburg. By the end of the day, the regiment had lost more than half its men, and soon the remaining soldiers would retreat to Virginia with the rest of the Confederate army.


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Civil War Documents: A Collection of Primary Sources: Ordinances of Secession, Confederate Constitution, Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, Diaries and More. A Life For The Confederacy: As Recorded in the Pocket Diaries of Pvt.

Robert. Both diaries are previously unpublished, and both soldiers fought near each other on the second day of the battle, providing a novel (no pun intended) perspective on the battle of Gettysburg. The diary entries are relatively short, and provide only a fraction of the book, which I was not suspecting/5(2).

Mark Nesbitt is the author of the popular Ghosts of Gettysburg, a six-volume series that received the National Paranormal Award in Formerly a National Park Service ranger and then a battlefield guide, he has lived in Gettysburg since /5(5).

This book follows two adversaries in the days preceding the battle and examines how both armies converged on Gettysburg more through accident than planned strategy. The analysis of each /5.

The author has selected the diaries of two participants in the Battle of Gettysburg: Thomas Lewis Ware, a Confederate soldier from Georgia, and Franklin Horner, a Union soldier from Pennsylvania, and follows them for 35 days as each one marches toward Gettysburg/5(5). The battle that commenced west and north of Gettysburg on July 1,expanded gradually as the two armies shifted units along the roads leading to the small town.

July 2, Last evening while the enemy was being driven back, my fellow Union troops on Little Round Top cheered for joy, the rebels however cut it short by giving them artillery fire. This gave. "AT GETTYSBURG." CHAPTER I.

INTRODUCTION. Impressed with the fact that incidents connected with the Battle of Gettysburg, are daily becoming more appreciated, and believing that the recital of those occurrences will awaken new interest as time rolls on, I am constrained to transmit in some tangible form, my knowledge of the place now so historic, as well as my experience during those thrilling.

A masterful, single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W. Sears's Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign.

He takes particular care in his study of the battle's leaders and offers detailed analyses of their/5. As a young woman Salome Myers lived in the quiet town of Gettysburg, PA, where she taught school, attended church services, sewed and fought with her mother about her choice of boyfriends.

She also kept a diary of her every day doings.5/5(3). Tillie's diary, At Gettysburg: Or What a Young Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle, is a wonderful eyewitness account, and one I used in my research for Widow of Gettysburg.

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The thing is, you only see these one at a time, somewhere sourced in a " Gettysburg " book, buried in Archives, or mentioned in one of their obits, from some (also buried) newspaper, maybe a Wiki page. Really do love them for civilian encounters.

It's all so genuine, of-the-moment, time hasn't warped memories. The Paperback of the 35 Days to Gettysburg: The Campaign Diaries of Two American Enemies by Mark Nesbitt at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to Brand: Stackpole Books. Thousands of pages of original letters, journals and diaries were combed from dozens of historic collections to create a remarkable eyewitness narrative. Here is the soldiers’ story of Gettysburg—in their own words.

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Gettysburg Diaries: Sarah Broadhead's Suspense in the Cellar Wed, -- Jocelyn Green On this day inGettysburg, Pennsylvania, shed its small town tranquility as the most famous battle in the entire Civil War began.

This book is about the diaries and experiences of my great-great-great grandmother, Sallie Myers Stewart before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

As a young woman Salome Myers lived in the quiet town of Gettysburg, PA, where she taught school, attended church services, sewed, and fought with her mother about her choice of boyfriends.4/5. Letter book () and diaries (,and ) of Porter, a member of the Washington (La.) Artillery Battalion, describe his service in Virginia; the engagements in which he participated, including the battle of Brandy Station,the battle of Gettysburg,and the siege of Petersburg, ; the surrender of the Army of Author: Elizabeth Dunn.

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion is fresh, fascinating, and compellingly provocative. It is a marvelous book that deserves to be read and savored. And it deserves to be on the bookshelf of all Civil War buffs.” —Jay Winik, author of April /5(42).

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Excerpts from the diary of Union soldier Nathaniel Rollins about being taken prisoner during the Battle of Gettysburg. Series General Diaries, Narrative Accounts and Minute Books, – 13 diaries. These 13 items are written mostly by rank and file soldiers fighting for the Union during the Civil War.

An item that gives a different perspective is a minute book from a Soldiers’ Aid Society formed by women in Ohio. Georgeanna Woolsey's pamphlet, entitled "Three Weeks at Gettysburg", can be read in its entirety online, and provided the inspiration for a few scenes in Widow of Gettysburg.

Georgeanna herself was the inspiration for my first novel, Wedded to War, and she does come back to make an appearance as a nurse at Gettysburg in Widow of Gettysburg. He transferred back to the 73rd Ohio in March and mustered out on 31 December.

The Cline manuscript includes two distinct narrative segments. The first is a page memoir, perhaps derived from an earlier diary, in which Cline describes his service to Augustincluding an extended account of the Gettysburg campaign.

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Coddington. Despite Gettysburg Campaign studies in recent years from Stephen Sears and Noah Andre Trudeau, I still think the very best look at the Gettysburg Campaign is Edwin B. Coddington’s classic The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in.

Mark perused more than three hundred diaries and collections of letters. He found what he was looking for: the diaries of two American enemies that chronicled their daily experiences and marches that pulled the authors into the whirlpool of combat at virtually the same battlefield in Gettysburg.

This is the soldier's version of one of the greatest battles ever fought. The last portions of the battlefield cleared of their dead include scattered boulders, which provide the best and most precise guideposts to Gettysburg's dead.

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Cornelia Hancock was just one of hundreds of female nurses who attended to the wounded at Gettysburg. Unlike her, most did not have their diaries, letters or memoirs published, but of the dozens whose stories made it into print, several stand out .Gettysburg; See all Battles › Home › Learn › Articles › Ancestor Diaries, Letters, and Artifacts.

few collections are large enough to warrant a manuscript length book. The majority of letters and diaries tell of the monotony of army life, refer to hometown folks that are unknown to a wide audience, and do not have the ability to.