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Published: 08 January 1998

272 Pages | halftones, maps


ISBN: 9780195116984

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Lamson of the Gettysburg

The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy

James M. McPherson and Patricia R. McPherson

  • A collection of extarordinary letters written during the Civil War
  • James McPherson is one of the leading historians of the Civil War
  • Excellent, brief introductions to each section of letters
  • A major collection of Civil War letters—one of the few by a naval officer
  • Written by one of the boldest and most skillful young officers in the Union navy, who commanded more ships and flotillas than any other officer of his age or rank
  • "Few sets of letters equal and none surpass those of Lamson for richness of description, scope of coverage, or keenness of perception and analysis"—James M. and Patricia R. McPherson
  • Describes almost all the major naval action on the South Atlantic coast, including the Union victories at Hattaras Inlet and Port Royal

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