The Battered Stars

One State's Civil War Ordeal During Grant's Overland Campaign

Howard Coffin (Author)

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From the home front in Vermont to the battlefields of Virginia.

Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign from Brandy Station, VA, to Petersburg involved 100,000 men, 40-days, the battles of Second Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor, the Army of the Potomac, and a two-to-one casualty margin compared to the Confederates. Coffin weaves together stories of the participating military units, outlines the overall campaign, and gives voice to several hundred personalities on the battlefield and back home, primarily through diaries and letters. The family correspondence gives a glimpse into small-town Vermont life as well as life at the front.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • May 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-88150-487-3
  • 6.5 × 9.5 in
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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