Noble Pillars: Medal of Honor & Confederate Medal of Honor Recipients of the Gettysburg Campaign. Volume 1

Volume I: The March into Pennsylvania & The First Day's Battle at Gettysburg

Roy Frampton

Because of their courageous acts during the Gettysburg Campaign, 71 men were awarded the Medal of Honor. Through the author's extensive research and period photographs, learn the names, stories, and bravery that earned these soldiers our country's highest military decoration for valor.
Publication date:
April 2013
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780983863120

Dimensions : 279 X 216 mm
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Overview
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Through extensive research and period photographs, author Roy Frampton brings the lives of Civil War heroes back from the forgotten past. Because of their courageous acts during the Gettysburg Campaign, 71 men were awarded the Medal of Honor; seven men were awarded the reactivated Confederate Medal of Honor. Learn the names, stories, and acts of bravery that earned these soldiers our country's highest military decoration for valor.

You'll be introduced men such as Captain Francis Irsch, who, with a small contingent of men, stalled the Confederate advance through the streets of Gettysburg by fortifying a local hotel; Sgt. Francis Jefferson Coates, who suffered a horrific wound attempting to rally his company on McPherson's Ridge; Benjamin W. Owens, who single-handedly manned an artillery piece on a rickety wooden bridge at the battle of Stephenson's Depot. These stories and more honor a few ordinary men and their enduring acts of valor that stand like noble pillars.