Sailor's Creek

Sailor's Creek : The Black Day of the Army

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'Sailor's Creek - The Black Day of the Army' is the story of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 6, 1865 during Lee's Retreat from Richmond. The work focuses on this single day using rare or underused primary sources to capture the action and viewpoints individual participants. Appendices include transcriptions of rarely found post-war correspondence of General William Mahone and General Joseph B. Kershaw, a wartime letter from an Amelia County citizen whose home was occupied by Union cavalry, a former slave's testimony and other material. Also included is a section on minority Confederates at Sailor's Creek to include a list of African-Americans in Confederate service. The work includes maps and photos.
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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 671.31g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508707065
  • 9781508707066

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