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Gordon, John Brown 1832-1904

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Works: 164 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 4,796 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Military history  Biography  Sermons  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives 
Roles: Translator, Contributor, Librettist, Composer
Classifications: E470, 973.782
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Reminiscences of the Civil War by John Brown Gordon ( Book )
37 editions published between 1903 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Brown Gordon (1832-1904) was born in Upson County, Georgia in 1832. He entered Franklin College (now the University of Georgia) in 1851, but he left during his senior year. Although he passed the bar in Georgia, he spent much of his career before the Civil War in business with his father developing coal mines. He married Fanny Rebecca Haralson in 1854, and they raised six children during the course of their almost fifty-year marriage. When the Civil War began in 1861, he was living in the northwestern region of Georgia, and he became the leader of a military company from the Georgia- Tennessee-Alabama tri-state area called the "Raccoon Roughs." Gordon was one of the few nonprofessional officers in the Confederacy to earn widespread respect as a leader, and he earned a promotion to major general in 1864. Indeed, General Robert E. Lee referred to Gordon as "one of his best brigadiers" in a letter to President Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War, Gordon was very influential in Georgia and national politics. He was elected three times to the United States Senate and twice as Georgia's governor. Northerners and Southerners alike respected him for his attempts to reconcile and restore a nation divided both politically and economically. In his later years, his political prominence extended into non-governmental organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan and the United Confederate Veterans. Reminiscences of the Civil War (1904), one of the most important Civil War memoirs, is a first-hand account of the war as seen through the eyes of a prominent officer who was trusted and admired by many, including Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. The narrative begins with Gordon's election as commander of the "Raccoon Roughs" and his experiences in the Battle of Manassas. He also gives an account of the South's surrender at Appomattox, in which he participated. He recounts his role in individual battles, including Antietam (Sharpsburg), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Spotsylvania. Throughout, Gordon attempts to provide calculated assessments of Confederate military mistakes on the battlefield and is quick to praise the courage and determination of the Union army. The work provides details that bring the reality of war into focus, presenting both the courage and horror that accompany such conflicts
The old South Addresses delivered before the Confederate Survivor's Association in Augusta, Georgia, on the occasion of its ninth annual reunion on Memorial Day, April 26, 1887 by John Brown Gordon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1887 and 2002 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a great conflict: a history of the war of secession. 1861-1865 by Rossiter Johnson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil take her : opera in one act with a prologue by Arthur Benjamin ( )
5 editions published between 1923 and 1954 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stem cells & regenerative medicine from molecular embryology to tissue engineering by Krishnarao Appasani ( )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defined as, 'The science about the development of an embryo from the fertilization of the ovum to the fetus stage,' embryology has been a mainstay at universities throughout the world for many years. Throughout the last century, embryology became overshadowed by experimental-based genetics and cell biology, transforming the field into developmental biology, which replaced embryology in Biology departments in many universities. Major contributions in this young century in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics were integrated with both embryology and developmental biology to
The force of destiny, melodrama in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi ( )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Progress of civil liberty an address delivered before the Thalian & Phi Delta societies of Oglethorpe University, Georgia, at the last annual commencement by John Brown Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published between 1861 and 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter of finance from Senator Gordon : the heroic remedy a heroic ruin : shall we have the people's money or be taxed for national bank notes? by John Brown Gordon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orders U.C.V., general and special by United Confederate Veterans ( Book )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orders U.C.V., general and special by United Confederate Veterans ( )
in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report of the Gordon Monument Commission by Georgia ( Book )
1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the National Communications Forum : volume XXXXI : Ramada Hotel O'Hare, Sheraton International O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, September 28, 29 and 30, 1987 by National Communications Forum ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil take her; opera in one act with a prologue by Arthur Benjamin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Testimony by Georgia ( Book )
2 editions published in 1872 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chicken chase by John Brown Gordon ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gordon, J. B. 1832-1904
Gordon, J. B. (John Brown), 1832-1904
Gordon, John B.
Gordon, John B. 1832-1904
Gordon, John B. (John Brown), 1832-1904
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English (134)
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