Imperfect Union

A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg
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Product Number: DD28203
Released: Oct 01, 2016
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ISBN: #9781441703286
Narrator/s: Michael Kramer
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On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, Union artillery lieutenant Bayard Wilkeson fell while bravely spurring his men to action. His father, Sam, a New York Times correspondent, was already on his way to Gettysburg when he learned of his son's wounding but had to wait until the guns went silent before seeking out his son, who had died at the town's poorhouse. Sitting next to his dead boy, Sam Wilkeson then wrote one of the greatest battlefield dispatches in American history. This vivid exploration of one of Gettysburg's most famous stories-the story of a father and a son, the son's courage under fire, and the father's search for his son in the bloody aftermath of battle-reconstructs Bayard Wilkeson's wounding and death, which have been shrouded in myth and legend, and sheds light on Civil War-era journalism, battlefield medicine, and the "good death."


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Imperfect Union
Product Number: BX00057990
Product Number:DD28203
Product Number:Z100105087

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Author(s): Chuck Raasch
Narrator(s): Michael Kramer
Product Number Z100105087
Released: Oct 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441736185

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