Framingham's Civil War Hero: The Life of General George H. Gordon

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George Henry Gordon, who moved to Framingham, Massachusetts, at the age of five, attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where his attitudes toward the country were shaped alongside classmates George McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant. Gordon went on to hold political and military offices in the North, and as a general in the Union army, he led his troops against Jackson in the Valley Campaign, at Antietam and at the Siege of Charleston. Join historian Frederic A. Wallace as he recounts the largely untold story of General George H. Gordon, Framingham's favorite son, with personal diary entries and letters that reveal a man of integrity and honor whose actions displayed an outright love for his country.
ISBN: 9781609493783
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Civil War
Images: 34
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Frederic A. Wallace is Framingham's town historian. He has been a volunteer researcher at the Framingham History Center for more than fifteen years and serves on the Framingham Historical Commission. He has published a genealogy, Ancestors and Descendants of the Rice Brothers of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1704–2004, and has written many articles on topics relating to the history of Framingham for the center's newsletter.
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