Lee's Last Retreat
The Flight to Appomattox New edition
By (author) William Marvel
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Lee's Last Retreat by William Marvel
Book DescriptionFew events in Civil War history have generated such deliberate myth-making as the retreat that ended at Appomattox. William Marvel shows that during the final week of the war in Virginia, Lee's troops were more numerous yet far less faithful to their cause than has been suggested: Lee himself made mistakes in this campaign, and defeat wrung from him an unusual display of fault-finding. Finally, Marvel proves accounts of the congenial intermingling of the armies at Appomattox to be shamelessly overblown and the renowned exchange of salutes to be apocryphal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807857038
(235mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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'Alabama' and the 'Kearsarge', Paperback (February 2007)» View all books by William Marvel
On June 19, 1864, the Confederate cruiser Alabama and the USS Kearsarge faced off in the English Channel outside the French port of Cherbourg. About an hour after the Alabama fired the first shot, it began to sink, and its crew was forced to wave the white flag of surrender. This title offers the stories of these two celebrated Civil War warships.
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Author Biography - William Marvel
WILLIAM MARVEL'S many books include A Place Called Appomattox, Andersonville: The Last Depot, and The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War, all published by the University of North Carolina Press. He lives in South Conway, New Hampshire.
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