Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg

Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg

Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg

Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg

Synopsis

Here, dramatic narrative is interwoven with excerpts from the letters and diaries of Connecticut's fighting ranks to produce an extended overview of the battle of Gettysburg that should appeal to Civil War enthusiasts, students new to the Civil War and those interested in Connecticut history.

Excerpt

As with the events of the Battle of Gettysburg, fate sometimes takes a strange turn, and so it was with my first meeting with the author of this study, Charles Hamblen. in the fall of 1984 I had just submitted a proposal to the Connecticut Historical Society to do a slide lecture called "Connecticut at Gettysburg"; Charles sent a query to the Society at the same time requesting more information on their Civil War holdings. We met in Gettysburg in October, and I learned he had nearly completed the first draft of this study. During the next year we enjoyed a growing friendship, one developed through occasional meetings and a lively correspondence. I was deeply saddened by his untimely death in May 1986 and was pleased to offer my help to his family to see this work reach fruition.

On behalf of Mrs. Elsie Hamblen and her family, I would like to thank the following people and institutions whose assistance has made this work possible to complete: Michael Winey and Randy Hackenberg of the Photographic Division, United States Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvaniac; Elwood Christ, Gettysburg; William A. Frassanito, Gettysburg; W. E. Jordan, Gettysburg; Bob Prosperi and Kathy Georg Harrison, Gettysburg National Military Park; Edward Marcus and the staff of the New Canaan Historical Society, New Canaan, Connecticut; Paul Smith, McKnightstown, Pennsylvania; Karl Sundstrom, North Riverside, Illinois; Lewis Leigh, Fairfax, Virginia; Tom Riemor, Bristol, Connecticut; Walter Lane, the Lane Studio . . .

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