By Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Written by means of one of many Union army’s so much celebrated officials, The Passing of the Armies deals a striking first-hand account of the ultimate crusade of the military of the Potomac. In his gripping memoir, first released in 1915, normal Joshua Lawrence
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