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Published: 13 November 1997

272 Pages | 16 halftones, 8 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195116984

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Lamson of the Gettysburg

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

Edited by James M. McPherson and Patricia R. McPherson

The publication of the letters of Roswell Lamson marks a major addition to Civil War literature. Featuring superb introductions to each section as well as informative notes that explain references in the correspondence to people, ships, land and sea battles, or homefront news, Lamson of The Gettysburg now joins the first rank of Civil War sources. One of the few accounts we have from the perspective of a navy officer, it is a book that everyone interested in the Civil War or in American naval history will want to read.