The Passing of Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac

The Passing of Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac

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A member of the Fifth Corps recounts the dramatic final acts of the Civil War, describing Sheridan's rise, Warren's fall, and the slow, inexorable stalking of Lee's forces across the battle-scarred countryside.

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ISBN-13: 9780553299922
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/1992
Series: Eyewitness to the Civil War Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 338
Sales rank: 852,679
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.84(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Gettysburg, where he commanded the 20th Maine. A professor at Bowdoin College, Chamberlain volunteered for service in the Union army in 1862 but declined the colonelcy of a regiment, "preferring to start a little lower and learn the business first." Chamberlain also took part in many other important battles, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Petersburg, during which he received his fourth serious wound of the war. He later took part in the Appomattox Campaign, and commanded the troops that formally accepted the surrender of the Confederate army. Following his military service, he served as governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.

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