Home » Knoxville 1863 by Dick Stanley
Knoxville 1863 Dick Stanley

Knoxville 1863

Dick Stanley

Published
ISBN :
Kindle Edition
230 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Gettysburg held. Vicksburg has fallen. Now Rebel flags ring Knoxville in East Tennessee. Gen. James Longstreet, Lees warhorse, means to wrench this railroad hub away from the occupying Union army. To do it his ragged and starving men, veterans ofMoreGettysburg held. Vicksburg has fallen. Now Rebel flags ring Knoxville in East Tennessee. Gen. James Longstreet, Lees warhorse, means to wrench this railroad hub away from the occupying Union army. To do it his ragged and starving men, veterans of Gettysburg such as Barksdales Mississippi Brigade, must climb the icy, red-clay walls of Fort Sanders. Inside are the remnant of the New York Cameron Highlanders who are on half-rations and have never won a battle. Yet they have special faith in the young West Point artillery lieutenant who leads them. In Washington, President Lincoln waits for news. He sees the struggle as one more key to preserving the Union, freeing the slaves, and victory in the Civil War.Knoxville 1863 is as much history as fiction, drawn from the few available histories of the little-known, seldom-chronicled Battle of Fort Sanders, as well as the actual memoirs, diaries and letters of the survivors.