Gettysburg, 1913 Kindle Þ Paperback

Gettysburg, 1913 Kindle Þ Paperback


  • Paperback
  • 408 pages
  • Gettysburg, 1913
  • Alan Simon
  • English
  • 19 January 2016
  • 9780985754778

10 thoughts on “Gettysburg, 1913

  1. Martha Alami Martha Alami says:

    Because I am fascinated by the Civil War I completely enjoyed this novel interwoven with real facts and events that occurred during the Great Reunion in 1913 I had heard of this reunion in 2013 on a news segment that mentioned that it had occurred at that time 100 years ago I thought how fascinating an event that must have been I enjoyed how the author included the logistics of planning the Great Reunion the tents for sleeping eating and medical also he selected characters from many backgrounds both Union and Confederate Also his coverage of the event as a healing experience and peaceful unity of North and South participants was very thought provoking I enjoyed the relationship between Samuel Chambers and Louisa Sterling and hoped that really happened The author includes a website where you can learn about the real reunion Highly recommend for any history buffs


  2. Ian yarington Ian yarington says:

    Sometimes history can give me goose bumps and I had them all throughout this book Some of this book is unbelievable in the way they capture the feel of these poor men while they relive probably one of the worst days in their lives The historical implications and overall historical take is just purely fascinating and the impact of the Gettysburg battle to our county can't be denied lovely book


  3. Terric853 Terric853 says:

    This novel supposes how a small group of veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg reacted to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee in 1913 It follows two cousins from western Pennsylvania; the president of the Baldwin Locomotive Company; two brothers from Illinois who made their home after the war in Arizona and workedfought with Wyatt Earp; a man from Louisiana and the aide de camp to JEB Stuart during the Civil War all who are attending the reunion It also chronicles the involvement of John Tener the real life then governor of PA in the planning and execution of the reunion and his struggles to bring the reunion to fruition Thrown in a romance between the doctor in charge of medical facilities and an almost 30 year old widow with an 8 year old sonThe characters were well developed and the shifting between their perspectives was smooth I liked how the author meshed their experiences at the reunion and on the battlefield 50 years prior together Some of the minute details of each days' activities were less interesting but the culmination of the activities a re enactment of Pickett's Charge at the Angle which really happened; I looked it up was so moving that I criedIf you are a history buff especially a Civil War history buff this book is a must Think The Killer Angels 50 years hence


  4. Linda C Linda C says:

    The novel follows a group of confederate and union soldiers who attend the reunion Some of them fought in various battles over the original 3 days some in only one and some not at all but in other battles engaged at the same time but elsewhere It also follows a doctor and nurse working the event The men were mostly in their seventies or older and all not in the best health 40 50 thousand attended and were put up in tents of 10 fed and cared for during 3 of the hottest and most humid days one day over 100 of summer July 1 3 5 men died most of heat exhaustion and many others suffered from it The stories of the main characters were interesting The writing was a little stiff but still enjoyable


  5. R.H.NEWMARK R.H.NEWMARK says:

    The writing style was a bit frustrating as it was repetitive Also some of the descriptions of various scenes were very interesting while others eg discussion of tired old bodies of the men coming to the reunion were not only redundant but too much detail that didn't add to the storyThere was some interesting history to learn and it was enlightening to read about how politics in 1913 was almost as idiotic as it is in 2019


  6. Mary Mary says:

    I enjoyed this historical fiction story not because of the history I learned but because it tells the story of how Union and Confederate soldiers came together fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg and celebrated what they had in common instead of their differences It left me feeling hopeful for the future


  7. Judi Politte-Downs Judi Politte-Downs says:

    Excellent historical novel lots of detail tiny bit of romance just really a good read kept my interest would love to have details talked about at the end in the epilogue things that you'd want to know but no new book that would say this is where you can get that information that was disappointing but the book itself was just wonderful


  8. Traci Browne Traci Browne says:

    I wanted to like this book Loved the details and the writer clearly did a lot of research but like much of history in the US it’s very whitewashed I made it a good way through but couldn’t get past the fact there were no black people represented I had to abandon it because I think the world has had its fill of white people history


  9. Ronald B. Felts Ronald B. Felts says:

    Great read for anyone in historyWhile fictional the book details many events that really took place in Gettysburg during the reunion If you are a Civil War buff you will love this book


  10. KctElgin KctElgin says:

    A forgotten event brought to lifeIn years of reading books on the war I had never heard of this reunion The event is real the participants less so but movement the story forward


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Gettysburg, 1913➲ 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.


About the Author: Alan Simon

From USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simonjust published THE DELUCA FURLOUGH BRIDES BOOK THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHINDa spinoff novel to THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF THE WAR and its seuelsAlso available the USA TODAY bestseller GETTYSBURG THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNIONa very uniue story originally written as a part serialized novel set against the backdrop of the r.


10 thoughts on “Gettysburg, 1913

  1. Martha Alami Martha Alami says:

    Because I am fascinated by the Civil War I completely enjoyed this novel interwoven with real facts and events that occurred during the Great Reunion in 1913 I had heard of this reunion in 2013 on a news segment that mentioned that it had occurred at that time 100 years ago I thought how fascinating an event that must have been I enjoyed how the author included the logistics of planning the Great Reunion the tents for sleeping eating and medical also he selected characters from many backgrounds both Union and Confederate Also his coverage of the event as a healing experience and peaceful unity of North and South participants was very thought provoking I enjoyed the relationship between Samuel Chambers and Louisa Sterling and hoped that really happened The author includes a website where you can learn about the real reunion Highly recommend for any history buffs

  2. Ian yarington Ian yarington says:

    Sometimes history can give me goose bumps and I had them all throughout this book Some of this book is unbelievable in the way they capture the feel of these poor men while they relive probably one of the worst days in their lives The historical implications and overall historical take is just purely fascinating and the impact of the Gettysburg battle to our county can't be denied lovely book

  3. Terric853 Terric853 says:

    This novel supposes how a small group of veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg reacted to the 50th Anniversary Jubilee in 1913 It follows two cousins from western Pennsylvania; the president of the Baldwin Locomotive Company; two brothers from Illinois who made their home after the war in Arizona and workedfought with Wyatt Earp; a man from Louisiana and the aide de camp to JEB Stuart during the Civil War all who are attending the reunion It also chronicles the involvement of John Tener the real life then governor of PA in the planning and execution of the reunion and his struggles to bring the reunion to fruition Thrown in a romance between the doctor in charge of medical facilities and an almost 30 year old widow with an 8 year old sonThe characters were well developed and the shifting between their perspectives was smooth I liked how the author meshed their experiences at the reunion and on the battlefield 50 years prior together Some of the minute details of each days' activities were less interesting but the culmination of the activities a re enactment of Pickett's Charge at the Angle which really happened; I looked it up was so moving that I criedIf you are a history buff especially a Civil War history buff this book is a must Think The Killer Angels 50 years hence

  4. Linda C Linda C says:

    The novel follows a group of confederate and union soldiers who attend the reunion Some of them fought in various battles over the original 3 days some in only one and some not at all but in other battles engaged at the same time but elsewhere It also follows a doctor and nurse working the event The men were mostly in their seventies or older and all not in the best health 40 50 thousand attended and were put up in tents of 10 fed and cared for during 3 of the hottest and most humid days one day over 100 of summer July 1 3 5 men died most of heat exhaustion and many others suffered from it The stories of the main characters were interesting The writing was a little stiff but still enjoyable

  5. R.H.NEWMARK R.H.NEWMARK says:

    The writing style was a bit frustrating as it was repetitive Also some of the descriptions of various scenes were very interesting while others eg discussion of tired old bodies of the men coming to the reunion were not only redundant but too much detail that didn't add to the storyThere was some interesting history to learn and it was enlightening to read about how politics in 1913 was almost as idiotic as it is in 2019

  6. Mary Mary says:

    I enjoyed this historical fiction story not because of the history I learned but because it tells the story of how Union and Confederate soldiers came together fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg and celebrated what they had in common instead of their differences It left me feeling hopeful for the future

  7. Judi Politte-Downs Judi Politte-Downs says:

    Excellent historical novel lots of detail tiny bit of romance just really a good read kept my interest would love to have details talked about at the end in the epilogue things that you'd want to know but no new book that would say this is where you can get that information that was disappointing but the book itself was just wonderful

  8. Traci Browne Traci Browne says:

    I wanted to like this book Loved the details and the writer clearly did a lot of research but like much of history in the US it’s very whitewashed I made it a good way through but couldn’t get past the fact there were no black people represented I had to abandon it because I think the world has had its fill of white people history

  9. Ronald B. Felts Ronald B. Felts says:

    Great read for anyone in historyWhile fictional the book details many events that really took place in Gettysburg during the reunion If you are a Civil War buff you will love this book

  10. KctElgin KctElgin says:

    A forgotten event brought to lifeIn years of reading books on the war I had never heard of this reunion The event is real the participants less so but movement the story forward

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