Here is a riveting chronicle of the nine final days of the Civil War, and anecdotal and intimate portrait of Grant, Lee, Lincoln, and the war's other notable personalities as they play out the end-game to America's bloodiest war.
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To Appomattox based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A very absorbing read as the author provides running commentary on the events leading up to the Confederate surrender on April 12, 1865. The events are told in a daily rendering as seen in the lives of various Union and Confederate soldiers. Wide range of individuals and their experiences or comments are delineated in this manner. The enjoyable part of the read is that the reader is taken back to the same individuals at different stages of the fight. Thus we can feel more of an attachment to the plight of these people and this makes for avid reading and expanded imaginings. I especially enjoyed the sections on General Martin Gary's independent South Carolina cavalry brigade as filled in by trooper Boykin. The bibliography and resource information in this volume is priceless. Many thanks to the author.