Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WORLD AROUND US "These Brave Fields"

On the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettyburg, we present a never-reprinted feature from World Around Us #26 (1960), based on Battle of Gettysburg, an eyewitness account of the battle by Colonel Frank A. Haskell.
A few weeks after Gettysburg, Haskell wrote an account of what he had experienced at Gettysburg and sent it to his brother Harrison, who couldn't get even a local newspaper to publish the first-hand story!
Colonel Frank A Haskell
The tale would be published (postumously since Colonel Haskell was killed in 1864 at the Battle of Cold Harbor) in 1898 as Battle of Gettysburg. 
The book was hailed by noted Civil War authority Bruce Catton as "One of the genuine classics of Civil War literature."
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