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Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion by Alan Simon Online



Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion

Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion

  • Title: Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion
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  • ISBN : 9780985754778
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 408 pages


A USA TODAY bestseller.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 A USA TODAY bestseller.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 the real life 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 100 years since that occasion.Until now.GETTYSBURG, 1913 THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNION originally published as a 3 part serialized novel _______Travel back in time to relive the buildup to the Great Reunion and then that wondrous occasion itself with the following unforgettable characters in this meticulously researched novel 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 Stuartand 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 to the early 20th century.Ned Tomlinson, a Confederate veteran from Norfolk, Virginia 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 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




Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion Reviews (26)

  • Because I am fascinated by the Civil War, I completely enjoyed this novel, interwoven with real facts and events that occurred during the Great Reunion in 1913 I had heard of this reunion in 2013 on a news segment that mentioned that it had occurred, at that time 100 years ago I thought how fascinat [..]

  • Sometimes history can give me goose bumps and I had them all throughout this book Some of this book is unbelievable in the way they capture the feel of these poor men while they relive probably one of the worst days in their lives The historical implications and overall historical take is just purel [..]

  • The novel follows a group of confederate and union soldiers who attend the reunion Some of them fought in various battles over the original 3 days, some in only one and some not at all but in other battles engaged at the same time but elsewhere It also follows a doctor and nurse working the event Th [..]

  • The writing style was a bit frustrating as it was repetitive Also, some of the descriptions of various scenes were very interesting while others e.g discussion of tired old bodies of the men coming to the reunion were not only redundant but too much detail that didn t add to the story.There was some [..]

  • I enjoyed this historical fiction story not because of the history I learned but because it tells the story of how Union and Confederate soldiers came together fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg and celebrated what they had in common instead of their differences It left me feeling hopeful fo [..]

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