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Three Years in the Sixth Corps A Concise Narrative of Events in the Army of the Potomac, from 1861 to the Close of the Rebellion, April, 1865   By: (1832-1921)

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In "Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens, readers are immersed in a concise and gripping account of the events that unfolded within the Army of the Potomac during the tumultuous years of the American Civil War. Providing a first-hand narrative from 1861 to the close of the rebellion in April 1865, Stevens' book offers invaluable insights into the experiences, struggles, and victories of the soldiers who fought on the front lines.

One of the most remarkable qualities of this book is Stevens' ability to capture the essence of the war without dwelling excessively on intricate military strategies or political intricacies. Instead, he focuses on the daily lives of the men who fought, painting a vivid picture of the camaraderie, hardships, and sacrifices they endured. By delving into individual stories, Stevens presents a panoramic view of the war that gives readers a genuine sense of empathy for those who lived through these harrowing times.

Stevens also excels at highlighting the enduring spirit and resilience of the soldiers. He vividly describes the battles they fought, including the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, to name just a few. Through his engaging prose, readers are transported to the heart of these conflicts, witnessing the heroism and sacrifice of the men on the front lines. Stevens' attention to detail and his ability to weave personal anecdotes into the broader historical narrative add depth and authenticity to the overall reading experience.

Moreover, "Three Years in the Sixth Corps" provides valuable insights into the evolution of the Army of the Potomac itself. As the War progresses, readers witness the growth, changes, and challenges faced by this renowned fighting force. Stevens presents an accurate and comprehensive overview of the strategies, tactics, and leadership that shaped the Union Army, shedding light on the complexities of commanding such a vast and diverse force.

While the focus of this book is primarily on the military aspects of the war, Stevens does not neglect the social and emotional impact of the conflict on both soldiers and civilians. He offers glimpses into the soldiers' interactions with local populations, the experiences of prisoners of war, and the devastating toll the war took on families and communities. These nuanced observations bring an extra layer of depth to the narrative, enabling readers to appreciate the wider impact of the war beyond the battlefield.

In terms of style, Stevens' writing is concise yet powerful, with a clarity that makes the book accessible to readers from all backgrounds. His storytelling is engaging, ensuring that even those with limited prior knowledge of the Civil War will be captivated by the stories he shares. Additionally, his unbiased perspective allows readers to form their own opinions rather than being influenced by the author's preconceptions or beliefs.

Overall, "Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens stands as an exceptional historical account of the American Civil War. Its concise yet comprehensive narrative, combined with personal anecdotes and attention to detail, offers readers a vivid and nuanced understanding of the army's experiences during this pivotal moment in American history. Whether you're a seasoned Civil War enthusiast or just starting to explore this era, this book is a must-read for its informative and compelling storytelling.

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THREE YEARS IN THE SIXTH CORPS.

A CONCISE NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, FROM 1861 TO THE CLOSE OF THE REBELLION, APRIL, 1865.

By GEORGE T. STEVENS, SURGEON OF THE 77TH REGIMENT NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS.

ALBANY: S. R. GRAY, PUBLISHER.

1866.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty six,

By GEORGE T. STEVENS,

in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of New York.

WEED, PARSONS AND COMPANY, PRINTERS, STEREOTYPERS AND BOOKBINDERS, ALBANY, N. Y.

[Illustration: MAJ. GEN. JOHN SEDGWICK]

PREFACE.

The following pages are offered to my old comrades of the Sixth Corps, with the hope that they may pleasantly recall the many varied experiences of that unparalleled body of men. If much has been omitted which should have been written, or if anything has been said which should have been left out, I rely upon the generosity of brave men to treat with leniency the failings they may detect.

I have endeavored to present without exaggeration or embellishment of imagination, a truthful picture of army life in all its vicissitudes; its marches, its battles, its camps, and the sad scenes when the victims of war languish in hospitals. The story is written mostly from extensive notes taken by myself amid the scenes described; but official reports and letters from officers have been used freely in correcting these notes, and gathering fresh material... Continue reading book >>




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