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The Battered Stars: One States Civil War Ordeal During Grants Overland Campaign: From the Home Front in Vermont to the Battlefields of Virginia Howard Coffin

The Battered Stars: One States Civil War Ordeal During Grants Overland Campaign: From the Home Front in Vermont to the Battlefields of Virginia

Howard Coffin

Published May 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780881504873
Hardcover
448 pages
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Grants 1864 Overland Campaign from Brandy Station, VA, to Petersburg involved 100,000 men, 40-days, the battles of Second Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor, the Army of the Potomac, and a two-to-one casualty margin compared toMoreGrants 1864 Overland Campaign from Brandy Station, VA, to Petersburg involved 100,000 men, 40-days, the battles of Second Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor, the Army of the Potomac, and a two-to-one casualty margin compared to the Confederates. Coffin weaves together stories of the participating military units, outlines the overall campaign, and gives voice to several hundred personalities on the battlefield and back home, primarily through diaries and letters. The family correspondence gives a glimpse into small-town Vermont life as well as life at the front.