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A worse place than hell : how the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg changed a nation / John Matteson.

Matteson, John, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 973.733 MATTESON 2021 (Text) 0001002434965 Nonfiction New Available -

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The poet's son -- The blond artillerist -- Burnside's bridge and a Broadway bar -- An army in crisis -- A man of God -- "The most beautiful girl runner" -- "Beauty" and "Sallie" -- "Believe me, we shall never lick 'em" -- Caroline Street -- Pelham does first rate -- The stone wall -- Southbound trains -- "A worse place than hell" -- The prince of patients -- "Death itself has lost all its terrors" -- "Our fearful journey home" -- The song of the hermit thrush -- St. Patrick's Day, 1863 -- "The duty of fighting has ceased for me" -- "To act with enthusiasm and faith."
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"In December 1862, the Battle of Fredericksburg shattered Union forces and threatened to break apart Abraham Lincoln's government. Five extraordinary individuals experienced Fredericksburg's cataclysmic repercussions -- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, John Pelham, and Arthur Fuller. Guided by duty, driven by desire, they moved toward lofty destinies: a young Harvard intellectual steeped in courageous ideals, a gay Brooklyn poet condemned by guardians of propriety, a struggling writer desperate to serve the cause and gain her philosopher father's admiration, a West Point cadet from Alabama excelling in artillery tactics, and a one-eyed minister seeking to prove his manhood. Because of what they saw and suffered, America, too, would never be the same."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Pelham, John, 1838-1863.
Fuller, Arthur B. (Arthur Buckminster), 1822-1862.
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862 > Social aspects.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Influence.

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