A CONNECTTICUT YANKEE AT WAR by Robert Grandchamp

By Robert Grandchamp

Of the various interesting humans whose lives were approximately misplaced to historical past, George Lee Gaskell was once the most attention-grabbing. Gaskell used to be a Union lieutenant, international visitor, polyglot, and flesh presser with a willing eye for his atmosphere and the flora and fauna. His letters spotlight the very human realities of his military carrier that transcend the enormous battles he fought in: Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and others. Fiercely anti-slavery and disgusted via the attitudes of a few of the slaveholding planters within the South, Gaskell encountered those prejudices firsthand whilst he was once promoted to moment lieutenant and transferred to the USA coloured Troops serving in Louisiana. His awesome tale levels from a one-room schoolhouse in Connecticut to the thriving city of Zanzibar to conflict, existence, and love at the banks of the Mississippi. Gaskell’s studies, instructed via his personal phrases in letters to his loved sister and to his homeland newspaper, converse of a superb guy cast in a unprecedented time.

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