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Cushing of Gettysburg : the story of a Union artillery commander

Author: Kent Masterson Brown
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the career of Alonzo Cushing, a 1861 graduate of West Point, as he serves as an artillary officer with the Army of the Potomac culminating with his death as he defended against Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brown, Kent Masterson, 1949-
Cushing of Gettysburg.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1993
(OCoLC)622292683
Named Person: Alonzo H Cushing; Alonzo H Cushing; Alonzo H Cushing; Alonzo H Cushing
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kent Masterson Brown
ISBN: 0813118379 9780813118376 9780813109534 0813109531
OCLC Number: 28066738
Description: xiii, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : "In the midst of life we are in death" --
"His mother is poor but highly committed" --
"I am boning everything" --
"I fancy I did some of the prettiest firing" --
"It was the grandest sight" --
"My God! We must get out of this!" --
"The army is extremely disgusted" --
"The elements are at war with the army" --
"Forward into battery!" --
"By hand to the front!" --
Epilogue : "Faithful until death."
Responsibility: Kent Masterson Brown.

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Follows the career of Alonzo Cushing, a 1861 graduate of West Point, as he serves as an artillary officer with the Army of the Potomac culminating with his death as he defended against Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.

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"This biography of artillery officer Alonzo Hereford Cushing reads like a Greek tragedy." -- Southern Seen "Brown is a good story teller, which is especially evident in the poignant opening chapter Read more...

 
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