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Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox

Lee's Last Retreat: The Flight to Appomattox

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Few events in Civil War history have generated such deliberate mythmaking as the retreat that ended at Appomattox. William Marvel offers the first history of the Appomattox campaign written primarily from contemporary source material, with a skeptical eye toward memoirs published well after the events they purport to describe.

Marvel shows that during the final week of the war in Virginia, Lee's troops were more numerous yet far less faithful to their cause than has been suggested. He also proves accounts of the congenial intermingling of the armies at Appomattox to be shamelessly overblown and the renowned exchange of salutes to be apocryphal.

Author: William Marvel
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Published: 02/01/2006
Pages: 328
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.07lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.72w x 0.77d
ISBN: 9780807857038

About the Author
Marvel, William: - William Marvel's many books include A Place Called Appomattox, Andersonville: The Last Depot, and The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War, all published by The University of North Carolina Press. He lives in South Conway, New Hampshire.

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