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  - - (1863) Battle of Gettysburg - Sources    
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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The Battle of Gettysburg, by Lt. Frank Aretas Haskell US Army
Posted on: 10/13/2017 2:57:48 PM
Hi,

Here in PDF form is a 1st hand account of the Battle of Gettysburg, by 1st Lt. Frank Aretas Haskell, of Gen John Gibbons Union Staff. If you haven't read it the third day from the 1st hand perspective is outstanding! You really get a feel for the battle right from "the Angle" during Pickets Charge on July 3, 1863. If you have the time I highly recommend checking it out, if you have read it please comment!

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Thanks,
MD
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"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major


Posts: 2859

Re: The Battle of Gettysburg, by Lt. Frank Aretas Haskell US Army
Posted on: 10/13/2017 5:07:45 PM
Lt Haskell certainly a fine officer in his own right really tells it like it is as far as Gen. Sickles Ill advised advance on day 2, and doesn't have to many compliments for Gen Doubleday either, as he is removed from command by General Newton on day 1, Haskell seems to be held in high esteem by Generals Meade, Hancock, & Gibbon. His troops also have a high regard for him! The description he gives on the perception of the Union lines with regards to the tremendous cannonade & Pickets Charge are tremendous! He wrote this treatment of the Battle of Gettysburg only a few days after it ceased so it's memory was fresh in his mind! Lt Haskell did not survive the war, dying valiantly trying to win the Battle of Cold Harbor! This certainly is as fine of a take on the battle from the Union side, I read the entire story written by Haskell, enjoyed it found it very enlightening, and highly recommend it!

Respectfully,
Dave
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"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

  - - (1863) Battle of Gettysburg - Sources    
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