Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2002 - History - 308 pages
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Few events in Civil War history have generated such deliberate mythmaking as the retreat that ended at Appomattox. As the popular imagination would have it, Robert E. Lee's tattered, starving, but devoted troops found themselves hopelessly surrounded thro
 

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Contradicting popular belief that Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was defeated because it was vastly outnumbered, out-equipped, and out-fed, Marvel sets the record straight on the last ... Read full review

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Spring
3
Monday April 3
27
Tuesday April 4
41
Wednesday April 5
53
Thursday April 6
67
Friday April 7
118
Saturday April 8
137
Sunday April 9
158
Troop Strength
201
The Fatal Delay
207
The Removal of Anderson Johnson and Pickett
214
Order of Battle
219
Notes
243
Bibliography
283
Sources and Acknowledgments
297
Index
301

Peace
182

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About the author (2002)

William Marvel's many books include A Place Called Appomattox, Andersonville: The Last Depot, and The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War, all published by The University of North Carolina Press. He lives in South Conway, New Hampshire.

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