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The Confederate Alamo by John Fox III [hardcover]

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The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865

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2011 IPPY Award Winner – Silver Award for Best Regional Non-Fiction in Mid-Atlantic.  Independent Publisher Book Awards     ippy_silvermedal_LR

First-ever book study on this battle! Author signed 1st edition includes no tax for website & mail orders! The Confederate Alamo is the first book-length study ever written about the chaotic and bloody Battle of Fort Gregg. By April 2, 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant’s men had tightened their noose around the vital town of Petersburg, Virginia. Trapped on three sides with a river at their back, the soldiers from General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had never faced such dire circumstances. To give Lee time to craft an escape, a small motley group of threadbare Southerners made a suicidal last stand at a place called Fort Gregg. Famous Civil War historian Douglas Southall Freeman described this fight as “one of the most dramatic incidents of an overwhelming day.” The venerable Union commander, Major General John Gibbon, observed, “[t]he struggle was one of the most desperate ever witnessed.”

 

 

 

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