Witness to Appomattox

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Harper & Row, 1989 - Appomattox Campaign, 1865 - 255 pages
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This account, utilizing eyewtiness narratives, of the final days of the Civil War begins in early 1865 with the crumbling of Conferedate defenses at Richmond and Petersburg, then focuses on Lee's encirclement, his negotiations with Grant at Appomattox Court House, and his ultimate surrender.

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All of Wheeler's eyewitness Civil War books, wherein the participants tell the story through their diaries, memoirs, newspaper accounts, etc., are excellent and this volume is no exception. Highly recommended. Read full review

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Witness to Appomattox by Richard Wheeler is an unusual history in that it relies on contemporary accounts to reveal the minute details of the conflict. While no substitute for more standard histories ... Read full review

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Richard S. Wheeler has written over fifty novels and several short stories. He has won four Spur Awards and the Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement in the field of western literature.
He lives in the literary and film community of Livingston, Montana, and is married to Professor Sue Hart, of Montana State University-Billings. Before turning to fiction he was a newsman and book editor. He has raised horses and been a wrangler at an Arizona dude ranch.

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