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Lee's last retreat : the flight to Appomattox

Author: William Marvel
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few events in Civil War history have generated such deliberate mythmaking as the retreat that ended at Appomattox. As the popular imagination would have it, Robert E. Lee's tattered, starving, but devoted troops found themselves hopelessly surrounded through no fault of their beloved commander, who surrendered them rather than sacrifice their lives. Victors and vanquished met at Appomattox in a surrender ceremony
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Marvel, William.
Lee's last retreat.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606870945
Online version:
Marvel, William.
Lee's last retreat.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002
(OCoLC)608790043
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Robert E (Soldat) Lee; Robert E Lee
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Marvel
ISBN: 0807827452 9780807827451
OCLC Number: 49277212
Description: xiii, 308 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Spring --
2. Monday, April --
3. Tuesday, April --
4. Wednesday, April --
5. Thursday, April --
6. Friday, April --
7. Saturday, April --
8. Sunday, April --
9. Peace --
Appendix A: Troop Strength --
Appendix B: The Fatal Delay --
Appendix C: The Removal of Anderson, Johnson, and Pickett --
Order of Battle --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Sources and Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Civil War America.
Responsibility: William Marvel.
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Few events in Civil War history have generated such deliberate mythmaking as the retreat that ended at Appomattox. William Marvel presents a reassessment of the evidence showing that Lee's defeat was  Read more...

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"This well-written study stands as the best single-volume study to date on the Appomattox Campaign.""Blue & Gray Magazine"

 
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