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Sun Apr 02 16:36:35 2017 1 Project Gutenberg’s Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, by Abner Doubleday This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Chancellorsville and Gettysburg Campaigns of the Civil War - VI Author: Abner Doubleday Release Date: March 7, 2007 [EBook #20762] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG *** Produced by Ed Ferris CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG _CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR.--VI._ CHANCELLORSVILLE AND GETTYSBURG BY ABNER DOUBLEDAY BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL, U.S.A., AND LATE MAJOR-GENERAL U.S.V.; COMMANDING THE FIRST CORPS AT GETTYSBURG. NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS 743 AND 745 BROADWAY 1882 COPYRIGHT BY CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS 1882 TROW’S PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING COMPANY 210-213 _East 12th Street_ NEW YORK PREFACE. In writing ths narrative, which relates to the decisive campaign which freed the Northern States from invasion, it may not be out of place to state what facilities I have had for observation in Sun Apr 02 16:36:35 2017 2 the fulfilment of so important a task.
I can only say that I was, to a considerable extent, an actor in the scenes I describe, and knew the principal leaders on both sides, in consequence of my association with them at West Point, and, subsequently, in the regular army.
Indeed, several of them, including Stonewall Jackson and A.
Hill, were, prior to the war, officers in the regiment to which I belonged.
As commander of the Defences of Washington in the spring of 1862, I was, owing to the nature of my duties, brought into intimate relations with the statesmen who controlled the Government at the time, and became well acquainted with President Lincoln.
I was present, too, after the Battle of Gettysburg, ...

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