Adventure, bravery, and bloodshed—in Gaskell’s own words.
The rare clarity of George Lee Gaskell’s writings provide a glimpse into the life of a Union soldier who fell in love with the South—and stayed. After an adventurous upbringing in which he learned several languages and traveled as far away as Africa, Gaskell enlisted in the Union Army. His letters to his beloved sister, at home in Connecticut, vividly describe not only the brutality of battles like Gettysburg and Antietam but also his experience leading a platoon of black troops in the Deep South. This incredible collection, which also covers his post-war life in Louisiana and is accompanied by Robert Grandchamp’s insightful commentary, showcases a unique and personal voice from the Civil War.
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About the Author
Robert Grandchamp is a noted historian and is widely considered the foremost authority on Rhode Island military history. He has been honored with the John Russell Bartlett Society’s Margaret B. Stillwell Prize and the Order of Saint Barbara from the Rhode Island National Guard. The author of many titles on military history, Grandchamp received his MA in American history from Rhode Island College. He lives in northern Vermont, where he is an analyst for the federal government.