The Battle of Gettysburg lasted only three days but involved more than 160,000 soldiers-Union and Confederate. Seven thousand died outright on the battlefield; hundreds more later succumbed to their wounds. For each of these soldiers, family members somewhere waited anxiously. Some went to Gettysburg themselves in search of their wounded loved ones. Some were already present as soldiers themselves. In this book are extraordinary-and sometimes heartbreaking-stories of the strength of family ties during the Battle of Gettysburg. Fathers and mothers, siblings and spouses all suffered together, even as they drew strength from one another. Their stories are told here with the help of excerpts from diaries, letters and other correspondence, which provide a first-hand account of the human drama of Gettsyburg on the battlefield and the home front.
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Michael A. Dreese is the author of five books including The Hospital on Seminary Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg (2002) and The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg (2000). He is an award winning photographer and his articles have been published in numerous periodicals and journals. He lives in Kreamer, Pennsylvania.Review:
"engagingly and soundly written" --Civil War News
"painstakingly well researched" --Juniata Sentinel
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Book Description McFarland & Company, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110786428244