Bayonet! Forward: my Civil War reminiscences

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S. Clark Military Books, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 289 pages
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BAYONET! FORWARD: MY CIVIL WAR REMINISCENCES by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is a compilation of the General's most substantial Civil War addresses & writings. This collection contains chapters on the campaigns of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Petersburg, the White Oak Road, Five Forks, Appomattox, as well as Chamberlain's personal account of the surrender of the Confederate Army & the Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac. As a prominent member of the Fifth Army Corps, Chamberlain's reminiscences also serve as a history of that Corps' service from Fredericksburg through the end of the war at Appomattox. Also contained in this informative assemblage are appendices including official battle reports of the Gettysburg & Appomattox campaigns, a moving account of the last salute to the Army of Northern Virginia, monument dedication exercises on the Gettysburg Battlefield & a stirring memorial address on the life of President Abraham Lincoln. BAYONET! FORWARD is further enhanced with photographs, maps, a bibliography, index & full color covers. Anyone interested in General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the Fifth Army Corps or the American Civil War, will find this reading insightful & entertaining. A masterful publishing event. Order from: Stan Clark Military Books, 915 Fairview Ave., Gettysburg, PA 17325; Phone: 717-337-1728; Fax: 717-337-0581.

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User Review  - lothiriel2003 - LibraryThing

This is a collection of some of General Chamberlain's writings produced during and also after the war. It's refreshing to read somebody talking about duty and honor who actually means it. It took me a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joles - LibraryThing

It took me forever to find this book! Every time I went to the library (even with the ISBN #) they told me it was a pamphlet. I'd seen it on a trip to Gettysburg and knew it was a book. Anyway, Joshua ... Read full review


My Story of Fredericksburg
Through Blood and Fire at Gettysburg
Reminiscences of Petersburg and Appomattox

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Chamberlain was a Maine college professor who entered the Union Army in 1862.

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