The Battle Of Gettysburg; A Comprehensive Narrative

Paperback | January 14, 2012

byJesse Bowman Young

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART THREE THE OPPOSING ARMIES--EN MASSE AND IN DETAIL WITH BRIEF PERSONAL MEMORANDA, STATISTICS, ILLUSTRATIVE DATA, AND COMMENTS WEST POINT AT GETTYSBURG (A) GRADUATES OP THE MILITARY ACADEMY IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC With regard to the share which West Point had in the entire struggle of 1861-65, Gen. George W. Cullum, editor of the Biographical Register of the Military Academy, furnishes the authoritative data. In 1861, according to the official estimates, there were 1,245 graduates alive; added to this list the classes which received diplomas during the war made up an aggregate of 1,448. Out of this number 197 officers in the army and 99 from civil life--counting in the few who in 1861 and 1862 upon graduation cast their fortunes in with those of the Confederacy--made up the muster-roll of 296 graduates in all who served in the Southern armies. On the other hand, there were graduates as follows who served the Union: From the old army 636 From civil life 110 From classes '61 to '64 190 Total 936 In addition there were scores of officers who had been living in retirement, advanced in years, not fit for active service, but who rendered in various ways efficient labors to the cause of the nation. Thus the list of graduates in the service of the Union during those years of struggle probably reached nearly a round thousand. Of the entire number of those in the Union armies General Cullum says one-fifth laid down their lives and onethird were wounded in defense of their country's flag. These graduates were distributed far and wide in the armies of the United States during the war. Heretofore no effort has been made, so far as we are aware, to make up a published list of all West Point graduates who were present in any one great battle. In view of that fact the lis...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART THREE THE OPPOSING ARMIES--EN MASSE AND IN DETAIL WITH BRIEF PERSONAL MEMORANDA, STATISTICS, ILLUSTRATIVE DATA, AND COMMENTS WES...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:January 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217290248

ISBN - 13:9780217290241

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