1882 Memorial Addresses of Ambrose Burnside - from Library of Capt. J.H. Levan
1882 Memorial Addresses of Ambrose Burnside - from Library of Capt. J.H. Levan - Civil War Era
The book presents the official program of his memorial as well as all the memorial addresses by dignitaries speaking of his life, character, and service. Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island. He served as Governor and as a U.S. Senator. He fought during the Mexican-American War and during the Indian Wars. During the Civil War, he rose to the rank of Major General as a Union commander of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Ohio. Burnside conducted successful campaigns in North Carolina and East Tennessee, as well as countering the raids of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, but suffered disastrous defeats at the Battles of Fredericksburg and the Battle of the Crater. He fought at First Bull Run, during his North Carolina Expedition with Battles at Roanoke Island and New Bern, during the Maryland Campaign fighting at the Battles of South Mountain and the Battle of Antietam, at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Morgan’s Raid, during the Knoxville Campaign, during the Overland Campaign including the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Cold Harbor and during the Siege of Petersburg including the Battle of the Crater. After the Civil War, he served as commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) a veterans' association from 1871 to 1872, and also served as the Commander of the Department of Rhode Island of the GAR. He was also the first president of the National Rifle Association.
Approximate Size: 10.5"
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