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Gettysburg, 1913: A Novel of the Great Reunion, Part I by Alan Simon Online



Gettysburg, 1913: A Novel of the Great Reunion, Part I

Gettysburg, 1913: A Novel of the Great Reunion, Part I

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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 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 an 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 nearly 100 years since that occasion.Until now.Beginning on July 1, 2012 and during the one year period leading up to the 150th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg and the 100th anniversary of The Great Reunion, you can enjoy the serialized publication of the three part historical novel GETTYSBURG, 1913 A NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNIONPart II will be published in eBook format during the 2012 holiday season, and the climactic Part III will be released in both eBook and paperback on July 1, 2013 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Great Reunion as well as the 150th anniversary of the first day of that famous battle.Travel back in time to meet and spend the occasion of The Great Reunion with the following unforgettable characters among others in this meticulously researched tale 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 ageall 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 Stuart and 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 days to the modern times of the early 20th century.Ned Tomlinson, a Confederate veteran from North Carolina 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 also soon to be President of the National League, even while still serving as Governor and under whose leadership The Great Reunion was planned and held


Author Alan Simon

From USA TODAY bestselling author Alan Simonjust published THE DELUCA FURLOUGH BRIDES BOOK 1 THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHINDa spinoff novel to THE FIRST CHRISTMAS OF THE WAR and its sequels.Also available the USA TODAY bestseller GETTYSBURG, 1913 THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNIONa very unique story originally written as a 3 part serialized novel set against the backdrop of the r




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  • This is an interesting account of the preparation for the Gettysburg reunion I enjoyed meeting some of the key players in the celebration organization, plus some of the veterans and their life stories I look forward to reading Part 2, to find out how the actual days of the reunion occur. [..]

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