Battle of Gettysburg - The Relics, Artifacts & Souvenirs - Jones, Robert
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The Battle of Gettysburg ended, but what was left behind, was unimaginable, 51,000 casualties (23,000 Union and 28,000 Confederate). Private residences took in and cared for these suffering soldiers. Without these caring townspeople, the death rate would have increased tremendously. The soldiers realized that they were part of history in the making. As in any momentous event, the participants sought some kind of remembrance from the battle, something they could gaze at in their twilight years and reminisce about being part of such an historical event. Be it a button, a bullet, canteen,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The Battle of Gettysburg ended, but what was left behind, was unimaginable, 51,000 casualties (23,000 Union and 28,000 Confederate). Private residences took in and cared for these suffering soldiers. Without these caring townspeople, the death rate would have increased tremendously. The soldiers realized that they were part of history in the making. As in any momentous event, the participants sought some kind of remembrance from the battle, something they could gaze at in their twilight years and reminisce about being part of such an historical event. Be it a button, a bullet, canteen, photograph, letter, or even a handful of the sacred soil.....just something. Collecting of these relics continued with the veterans, right up until today. The author has spent the last 20 years acquiring and documenting these artifacts and has now included many of them in this book which was released in 2008 (revised 2009). Also included are the rare souvenirs, which now have become collectible in themselves.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Lulu.com
  • Seitenzahl: 176
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. November 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 280mm x 210mm x 9mm
  • Gewicht: 447g
  • ISBN-13: 9780557177707
  • ISBN-10: 0557177707
  • Artikelnr.: 28123308
Autorenporträt
This is only one of seven books I have published with Civil War topics. They are on subjects I truly found meaningful and interesting. Gettysburg has always been one of my favorite subjects since my first visit many years ago. I discuss the artifacts, the battle, souvenirs, and just about anything associated with Gettysburg, showing hundreds of rare photographs. I even wrote a children's book on Gettysburg. Canteens and artillery were also part of my many Civil War passions, so I published books on those topics, again with hundreds of photographs.