Rhode Island and the Civil War: Voices From the Ocean State

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The Ocean State has a remarkable record of service during the Civil War. It supplied over twenty-three thousand men for the infantry, cavalry and artillery units between 1861 and 1865. From Bull Run to Appomattox and many battles along the way, including Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, Rhode Island troops were always on the front lines. Civil War historian Robert Grandchamp lets the soldiers tell their stories in their own words, drawing from their letters to retell the accounts of those who fought and died to save the Union. From Woonsocket to Westerly, this book offers a personal connection to Rhode Island during the War Between the States through the voices of its heroic sons.
ISBN: 9781609497613
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Rhode Island
Series: Civil War
Images: 52
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Grandchamp was an eleventh-generation Rhode Islander and is now a first-generation Vermonter. He earned his MA in American history from Rhode Island College. Robert is the author of eight other books on American military history, including The Seventh Rhode Island Infantry, Colonel Edward Cross, Providence to Fort Hell and The Boys of Adams' Battery G, for which he was awarded the Order of Saint Barbara from the Rhode Island National Guard. In addition, he is a frequent book reviewer for Blue & Gray and Civil War News. A former National Park ranger, he is an analyst with the government and resides in Essex, Vermont.
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