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The Sumter flying artillery : a Civil War history of the Eleventh Battalion Georgia Light Artillery

Author: James L Speicher
Publisher: Gretna, La. : Pelican, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the lives of the soldiers who bravely fought for the Sumter Flying Artillery Battery during the Civil War. The original unit, which mostly consisted of men from Georgia, began as a single battery, but grew into a five-battery battalion that served under General Robert E. Lee. Details the battles that took place from 1861 through 1865, and notes the conditions that the soldiers faced while serving in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Speicher
ISBN: 9781589807167 1589807162
OCLC Number: 317927973
Description: 496 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Sumter Flying Artillery Battery --
First blood at Dranesville --
The battalion is formed --
Tested in battle --
Maryland, My Maryland --
Siege of Suffolk and second Fredericksburg, 1863 --
North to Pennsylvania --
Overland campaign --
Deadly Petersburg --
Stalemate at Petersburg --
Fort Gregg and the last seven days --
The postwar experience --
Reunions and veterans organizations --
Appendix 1. Notes on artillery organization --
Appendix 2. 11th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery, 1861-1865 --
Appendix 3. Command structure --
Appendix 4. Casualty list (alphabetical) --
Appendix 5. Casualty list by Battery --
Appendix 6. Casualty list by campaigns --
Appendix 7. Noncombat-related death.
Other Titles: Civil War history of the Eleventh Battalion Georgia Light Artillery
Responsibility: James L. Speicher.

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Examines the lives of the soldiers who bravely fought for the Sumter Flying Artillery Battery during the Civil War. The original unit, which mostly consisted of men from Georgia, began as a single battery, but grew into a five-battery battalion that served under General Robert E. Lee. Details the battles that took place from 1861 through 1865, and notes the conditions that the soldiers faced while serving in the Confederate Army. Soldier letters, newspaper articles, and personal photographs offer insight into their lives both, on and off, the battlefield.

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