Essays in military biography


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Essays in military biography

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Chesney, Charles Cornwallis, 1826-1876

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British soldier and military writer, Charles Chesney's essays detailing the careers of multiple soldiers and generals in a series of different conflicts. This edition includes a biography of General Grant, a memoir of General Lee, Admirals Farragut and Porter and the navy of the Union, and exploits from a northern raider in the Civil War.

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University of California Libraries

Temporal Coverage - time period covered in the text

1850 to 1864

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The World

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On t.-p. of the English edition, London, 1874: Reprinted chiefly from the 'Edinburgh review'

De Fezenszc's recollections of the grand army -- Henry von Brandt, a German soldier of the first empire -- Cornwallis and the Indian services -- a Carolina loyalist in the revolutionary war- Sir William Gordon of Gordon's battery -- Chinese Gordon and the Taiping rebellion

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