The Resource The passing of the armies : an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps, by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, (electronic resource)

The passing of the armies : an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps, by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, (electronic resource)

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The passing of the armies : an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps
Title
The passing of the armies
Title remainder
an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps
Statement of responsibility
by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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eng
Summary
Written by one of the Union army's most celebrated officers, The Passing of the Armies offers a remarkable first-hand account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac. In his gripping memoir, first published in 1915, General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain presents a highly literate, clear-eyed description of the momentous events that occurred during the last weeks of the American Civil War. He offers an assessment of the military situation in the eastern theater during these final, hard-fought days; a description of the surrender by the Army of Northern Virginia at an Appomattox farm; and the multitude of emotions felt by soldiers after the disbandment of the Union army following its last review. Chamberlain also recounts the logistical challenges facing his Fifth Corps as it moved toward Appomattox ("The roads [have been] reduced to a hopeless pudding."). He relates the decision making at the top of the chain of command ("General Grant had experienced a change of mind-a complete and decided one"). He conveys the stark terror and disastrous confusion of battle ("General Sheridan was by my side in a moment, very angry. 'You are firing into my cavalry!, he exclaims."). After witnessing the Army of Northern Virginia's formal surrender, Chamberlain writes with compassion about the fate awaiting the Confederate troops now that the war is over ("Then, their ranks broken, the bonds that bound them fused away by forces stronger than fire, they are free at last to go where they will; to find their homes, now most likely stricken, despoiled by war.") Well-deserving of its place as a key document in American military history, and crafted with true literary skill, The Passing of the Armies is a must read for Civil War buffs and anyone interested in the history of warfare
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contains biographical information
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VALIL
Dewey number
973.7/38
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E477.67
LC item number
.C44 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
The passing of the armies : an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps, by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, (electronic resource)
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The passing of the armies : an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps, by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, (electronic resource)
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Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam, 1915
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multicolored
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ocn841515122
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781626362499
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps.
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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