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Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion

Gettysburg The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion A USA TODAY bestseller July The famed Battle of Gettysburg turns the tide of the Civil War but not before approximately soldiers from both sides become casualties during those three

  • Title: Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion
  • Author: AlanSimon
  • ISBN: 9780985754778
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
  • A USA TODAY bestseller.July 1 3, 1863 The famed Battle of Gettysburg turns the tide of the Civil War, but not before approximately 50,000 soldiers from both sides become casualties during those three terrible days of carnage.June 29 July 4, 1913 To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg, than 50,000 Civil War Veterans ranging in age from 61 toA USA TODAY bestseller.July 1 3, 1863 The famed Battle of Gettysburg turns the tide of the Civil War, but not before approximately 50,000 soldiers from both sides become casualties during those three terrible days of carnage.June 29 July 4, 1913 To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg, than 50,000 Civil War Veterans ranging in age from 61 to than 100 years old converge on the scene of that titanic battle half a century earlier in the real life occasion of healing that was known as The Great Reunion.Abraham Lincoln had incorrectly surmised in his famed Gettysburg Address that the world will little note nor long remember what we say here four months after the battle itself, but those very words could well be said about The Great Reunion that occurred half a century later Though at the time the 1913 gathering was a widely anticipated, momentous commemoration with 50,000 spectators joining the 50,000 veterans, the grandest of all gatherings of Civil War veterans has been all but forgotten in the 100 years since that occasion.Until nowTTYSBURG, 1913 THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNION originally published as a 3 part serialized novel _______Travel back in time to relive the buildup to the Great Reunion and then that wondrous occasion itself with the following unforgettable characters in this meticulously researched novel Doctor Samuel Chambers, a young unmarried Philadelphia physician thrust into great responsibility as Pennsylvania s chief planner of medical and aid facilities for than 50,000 Civil War veterans, averaging 70 years of agel of whom will be spending the duration of The Great Reunion encamped in outdoor tents under temperatures expected to approach or even exceed 100 degrees.Louisa May Sterling, a Gettysburg nurse and the young widow of a West Point educated Army officer whose untimely death from typhoid left her alone with only her son Randall for companionshipbut for whom The Great Reunion opens up an unexpected second chance at happiness when she meets Samuel Chambers.Angus Findlay, now just past his 85th birthday but during the Battle of Gettysburg a dashing cavalry officer serving with the Army of Northern Virginia directly under the legendary J.E.B Stuartd who became a leading figure in Virginia politics during Reconstruction.Chester Morrison, a classic Gilded Age Titan of Industry and recent widower from Philadelphia who decades earlier had been a green private facing battle for the first time at Gettysburg.Edgar and Johnny Sullivan, brothers from Illinois who had been members of the Union Cavalry Division that arrived at Gettysburg the day before the battle began Years later, the Sullivans became allies of the Earp brothers in Tombstone and were first hand witnesses to the evolution of Arizona from Old West to the early 20th century.Ned Tomlinson, a Confederate veteran from Norfolk, Virginia who lost his left leg during the ill fated assault known ever since as Pickett s Charge before being taken prisoner by the Yankees.John K Tener, the real life Governor of Pennsylvania born in County Tyrone, Ireland, only weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg who was a former Major League baseball player and under whose leadership The Great Reunion was planned and held.

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    1. Sometimes history can give me goose bumps and I had them all throughout this book. Some of this book is unbelievable in the way they capture the feel of these poor men while they relive probably one of the worst days in their lives. The historical implications and overall historical take is just purely fascinating and the impact of the Gettysburg battle to our county can't be denied. lovely book.

    2. I enjoyed this historical fiction story not because of the history I learned but because it tells the story of how Union and Confederate soldiers came together fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg and celebrated what they had in common instead of their differences. It left me feeling hopeful for the future.

    3. I picked up Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion by Alan Simon on a lark. I saw an ad for it and, since it was about a historical event that I wasn’t familiar with, I picked it up. Wow. The story takes place in the historic meeting of the veterans of the Civil War, most of them from the Battle of Gettysburg but every veteran was invited, no matter what side or what battle they fought in. While the author has the story take place around fictional people, there is a lot of v [...]

    4. An astonishingly interesting and poignant account of the Great Reunion of 1913. The narrative was excellent and the supporting characters and their stories as well as those of individual veterans returning to the scene of the greatest battle of the Civil War 50 years later made for a rich and rewarding read for any history buff. I heartily recommend this book as it touches on the lives of men, both Confederate and Federal who who felt the call to make one last pilgrimage, even though most were i [...]

    5. I usually enjoy historical fiction, and this was no exception. With this novel, I had a personal interest due to my paternal great-grandfather's being a member of the Ohio 55th Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg which earned him a Medal of Honor. He became very active in GAR reunions so I can't wait to dig back into newspaper accounts and a look at his badges to see if he also attended this 50th Great Reunion; over 50 thousand veterans attended and camped out on cots in tents in the July heat [...]

    6. Mr. Simon is mostly known for this book about the 50th anniversary reunion of participants in the gigantic battle of Gettysburg, but I honestly preferred his later, WWII stories. I thought the plot line was rather contrived, & some of the characters were too cliche. I was interested in this little-known (now) reunion & did learn some about it, I guess.

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