Gettysburg, 1913 Kindle Þ Paperback
- 408 pages
- Gettysburg, 1913
- Alan Simon
- 19 January 2016 Alan Simon
➲ Gettysburg, 1913 Read ➺ Author Alan Simon – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A USA TODAY bestsellerJuly 1 3 1863 The famed Battle of Gettysburg turns the tide of the Civil War but not before approximately 50000 soldiers from both sides become casualties during those three terr A USA TODAY bestsellerJuly The famed Battle of Gettysburg turns the tide of the Civil War but not before approximately soldiers from both sides become casualties during those three terrible days of carnageJune July To commemorate the th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg than Civil War Veterans ranging in age from to than years old converge on the scene of that titanic battle half a century earlier in the real life occasion of healing that was known as The Great ReunionAbraham Lincoln had incorrectly surmised in his famed Gettysburg Address that the world will little note nor long remember what we say here four months after the battle itself but those very words could well be said about The Great Reunion that occurred half a century later Though at the time the gathering was a widely anticipated momentous commemoration with spectators joining the veterans the grandest of all gatherings of Civil War veterans has been all but forgotten in the years since that occasionUntil nowGETTYSBURG THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNIONoriginally published as a part serialized novelTravel back in time to relive the buildup to the Great Reunion and then that wondrous occasion itself with the following unforgettable characters in this meticulously researched novelDoctor Samuel Chambers a young unmarried Philadelphia physician thrust into great responsibility as Pennsylvania's chief planner of medical and aid facilities for than Civil War veterans averaging years of ageall of whom will be spending the duration of The Great Reunion encamped in outdoor tents under temperatures expected to approach or even exceed degreesLouisa May Sterling a Gettysburg nurse and the young widow of a West Point educated Army officer whose untimely death from typhoid left her alone with only her son Randall for companionshipbut for whom The Great Reunion opens up an unexpected second chance at happiness when she meets Samuel ChambersAngus Findlay now just past his th birthday but during the Battle of Gettysburg a dashing cavalry officer serving with the Army of Northern Virginia directly under the legendary JEB Stuartand who became a leading figure in Virginia politics during ReconstructionChester Morrison a classic Gilded Age Titan of Industry and recent widower from Philadelphia who decades earlier had been a green private facing battle for the first time at GettysburgEdgar and Johnny Sullivan brothers from Illinois who had been members of the Union Cavalry Division that arrived at Gettysburg the day before the battle began Years later the Sullivans became allies of the Earp brothers in Tombstone and were first hand witnesses to the evolution of Arizona from Old West to the early th centuryNed Tomlinson a Confederate veteran from Norfolk Virginia who lost his left leg during the ill fated assault known ever since as Pickett's Charge before being taken prisoner by the YankeesJohn K Tener the real life Governor of Pennsylvania born in County Tyrone Ireland only weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg who was a former Major League baseball player and under whose leadership The Great Reunion was planned and held.