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Gettysburg's unknown soldier : the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston

Author: Mark H Dunkelman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The true tale of an unknown soldier found dead at Gettysburg with nothing to identify him but a photograph of his three children, clutched in his fingers. A publicity campaign to locate his family swept the North and, within a month, the bereaved widow and children were located in Portville.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 98040342
(OCoLC)39763897
Named Person: Amos Humiston; Amos Humiston
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark H Dunkelman
ISBN: 0313003807 9780313003806
OCLC Number: 55216672
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004. Available via the World Wide Web. Access is limited to subscribers of ebooks.greenwood.com.
Description: xiii, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preliminaries; Contents; Amos; A Green Hand Sails from New Bedford; Roving the Pacific; Philinda; To the Front; Camp Misery; A Close Call at Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Whose Father Was He?; A Widow and Her Orphans; Celebrity; The Homestead; A Tarnished Legacy; The Family's Later Years; Amos Humiston Remembered; Appendix: Songs Inspired by Amos Humiston; Bibliographical Note; Acknowledgments; Index.
Responsibility: Mark H. Dunkelman.

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The true tale of an unknown soldier found dead at Gettysburg with nothing to identify him but a photograph of his three children, clutched in his fingers. A publicity campaign to locate his family swept the North and, within a month, the bereaved widow and children were located in Portville.

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