The Damned of Petersburg

The Damned of Petersburg

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Glory turned grim and warfare changed forever. As Grant pinned Lee to Petersburg and Richmond, the Confederacy's stubborn Army of Northern Virginia struggled against a relentless Union behemoth, with breathtaking valor and sacrifice on both sides. That confrontation in the bloody summer and autumn of 1864 shaped the nation that we know today. From the butchery of The Crater, where stunning success collapsed into a massacre, through near-constant battles fought by heat-stricken soldiers, to the crucial election of 1864, The Damned of Petersburg resurrects our Civil War's hard reality, as plumes and sabers gave way to miles of trenches. Amid the slaughter of those fateful months, fabled leaders--Grant and Lee, Winfield Scott Hancock and A.P. Hill--turned to rising heroes, Confederates "Little Billy" Mahone and Wade Hampton, last of the cavaliers, or Union warriors such as tragedy-stricken Francis Channing Barlow and the fearless Nelson Miles, a general at twenty-four. Nor does Ralph Peters forget the men in the ranks, the common soldiers who paid the price for the blunders of leaders who'd never know their names. In desperate battles, now forgotten, such as Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern and Reams Station, soldiers on both sides, pushed to the last human limits, fought on as their superiors struggled to master a terrible new age of warfare. The Damned of Petersburg revives heroes aplenty--enriching our knowledge of our most terrible war--but, above all, this novel's a tribute to the endurance and courage of the American soldier, North or South.--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781466839823
1466839821
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (432 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Skoch, George F.

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Williamwang_0 Feb 03, 2017

It opened a window of American Civil War.
It describe many characters from general to soldiers between North and South struggle for life and victory. I got impressions of General Grant, Lee, Mahone, Hampton, lieutenant Brown and etc., War was cruel,ugly, killing, destruction, people involved can not escape but fight each other for life. War is tragedy but human can not avoid their fate.

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