The Passing of the Armies: An Account Of The Final Campaign Of The Army Of The P

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1865, and as the Appomattox Campaign gets underway the Civil War enters its final stages.

From investing Petersburg to the battle of White Oak Road and the battle of Five Forks, the Union Army under Grant is pursuing Lee across a battle-scarred Virginia.

Amongst them is Brigadier General J. L. Chamberlain, commanding the 1st Brigade of the Union Army’s V Corps.

At Appomattox, Lee, his line of retreat cut and his army surrounded, was left with little choice but to surrender.

On April 12, Chamberlain presided over the formal parade marking the surrender of the Confederates’ arms and colours.

Impressed by the demeanour of Lee’s soldiers, and recognising the day’s significance, he had his men salute their former foes; it would prove a controversial, yet defining moment.

Treating troop movements, the storm of battle, the army’s spirit and an unusual respect for the enemy with equal eloquence, this is a very human account of a war that divided a nation.

"This is one of the finest accounts of a campaign penned by a Federal soldier....A stellar work of Civil War history -- a classic." - The Civil War in Books

“One of the knightliest soldiers of the Federal Army.” General John Brown Gordon.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) was a college professor from Maine who volunteered for the Union Army in 1862. Awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg, he ended the war a Brevet Major General. A Republican, after the war he entered politics, serving four consecutive terms of office as the Governor of Maine.

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