Rossiter Johnson Campfire and Battlefield

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Campfire and Battlefield

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An original 1894 manuscript is brought back to life in Trident's reproduction of this Civil War treasure. Page after page of maps, photos, and illustrations, along with vivid text, will make Campfire and Battlefield a favorite among Civil War buffs. From the preliminary events of the war to the women who contributed to the cause, a complete history of the war is here including statements from Generals, their wives, and the enlisted men who fought for what they believed.

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Reprinted from the original 1894 edition, this depiction of the Great American Civil War will be a treasured volume you turn to for years to come. From the preliminary events to the women who contributed to the cause, a complete history of the war is here in the original text, including statements from generals and over 700 original wartime photographs and 1000 illustrations. Beautifully bound, the 552 pages of Campfire and Battlefield will be a valued addition to any collection.

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(From the Battle of Gettysburg) In preparation for a grand charge, Lee placed more than one hundred guns in position on Seminary Ridge, converging their fire on the left centre of Meade's line, where he intended to send his storming columns. Eighty guns (all there was room for) were placed in position on Cemetery Ridge to reply, and at one o'clock the firing began. This was one of the most terrific artillery duels ever witnessed. There was a continuous and deafening roar, which was heard forty miles away. The shot and shells ploughed up the ground, shattered gravestones in the cemetery, and sent their fragments flying among the troops, exploded caissons, and dismounted guns. A house used for Meade's headquarters, in the rear of the line was completely riddled. Many artillerists and horses were killed; but the casualties among the infantry were not numerous, for the men lay flat upon the ground, taking advantage of every shelter, and waited for the more serious work that all knew was to follow. At the end of two hours, General Henry J. Hunt, Meade's chief of artillery, ordered the firing to cease, both to cool the guns and to save the ammunition for use in the infantry charge. Lee supposed that his object-which was to demoralize his enemy and cause him to exhaust his artillery-had been effected. Fourteen thousand of his best troops-including Pickett's division, which had not arrived in time for the previous days fighting-now came out of the woods, formed in heavy columns, and moved forward steadily to the charge. Instantly the National guns opened fire, and the Confederate ranks were ploughed through and through, but the gaps were closed up and the columns did not halt...

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