Lamson of the Gettysburg: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy - Lamson, Roswell H.
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war. In a moving passage early in the collection, he describes leaving Annapolis for war duty on the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides): "We gave three cheers for Capt R., three for the troops, and for old friendship's sake three for those of our number who intending to resign [to join the Confederacy] were requested not to go on board. Some of my best friends were among them. This will be a sad sad war. It will be more painful to strike than to be struck."
The war-time letters of Lt. Roswell H. Lamson, one of the boldest, most skillful young officers in the Union Navy, reveal his deep
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war. In a moving passage early in the collection, he describes leaving Annapolis for war duty on the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides): "We gave three cheers for Capt R., three for the troops, and for old friendship's sake three for those of our number who intending to resign [to join the Confederacy] were requested not to go on board. Some of my best friends were among them. This will be a sad sad war. It will be more painful to strike than to be struck."
The war-time letters of Lt. Roswell H. Lamson, one of the boldest, most skillful young officers in the Union Navy, reveal his deep ambivalence about the war. "An absorbing contribution to Civil War literature".--"Kirkus Reviews". 16 illustrations.
  • Produktdetails
  • Civil War Letters of Lieutenan
  • Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
  • Revised
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 145mm x 22mm
  • Gewicht: 372g
  • ISBN-13: 9780195130935
  • ISBN-10: 0195130936
  • Artikelnr.: 22346155
Autorenporträt
About the Editors: James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History at Princeton University. He is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1989. Patricia R. McPherson is an independent researcher.