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Witness to Appomattox
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060160780, Hardcover)[This is the MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]
[Read by Joe Barrett]
Noted Civil War historian Richard Wheeler brings this narrative to life with haunting images of the final days of the Civil War: President Lincoln walking through the streets of Richmond, drawing an admiring crowd of blacks; Confederate and Union troops gathering in the fields around Appomattox Court House, mingling with former foes, experiencing disbelief, bitterness, relief.
Drawing from numerous eyewitness descriptions, Wheeler effectively recreates a moment of the Civil War that is perhaps unequalled in sheer emotion. This account is as much a tribute to Confederate courage as it is a record of the final triumph of the Union cause.
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This account, utilizing eyewtiness narratives, of the final days of the Civil War begins in early 1865 with the crumbling of Conferedate defenses at Richmond and Petersburg, then focuses on Lee's encirclement, his negotiations with Grant at Appomattox Court House, and his ultimate surrender.
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