The life of “Gettysburg Eddie” Plank, Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher recounted

The life of “Gettysburg Eddie” Plank, Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher recounted

Adams County native was one of the stars of Connie Mack’s Philadelphia Athletics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – April 10, 2018 — Born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, only a dozen years after the bloody Civil War battle, Eddie Plank grew up on a farm and was a late-bloomer. By his early twenties, he was a local star on the town ball team and enrolled in the Gettysburg Academy in order to pitch for the Gettysburg College team. Soon after, Connie Mack from the Philadelphia Athletics in the newly-formed American League came calling and the rest is history.

Eddie Plank was the mainstay of Connie Mack’s early success from 1901 through 1914. Plank’s unorthodox delivery and pinpoint control brought him consistent results. While others out-pitched him during individual seasons, “Steady-Eddie”provided Mack excellence year after year while others came and went.

Gettysburg Eddie chronicles the life of this clean-living baseball superstar who worked hard, saved his money, and was always the perfect gentleman. Upon hearing of Eddie’s premature death in 1926, Mack remarked, “I feel like a father must feel who has lost a son.”

“P is for Plank
The arm of the A’s;
When he tangled with Matty
Games lasted for days.”

– “Lineup for Yesterday” by Ogden Nash

About the author:
Lawrence Knorr has authored or co-authored over 20 books, mostly on history or biography. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Sons of the American Revolution, and numerous other historical organizations. He enjoys most writing about the formerly famous and his beloved Pennsylvania Dutch culture. He is a lifetime Penn State alum.

By Lawrence Knorr
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620061701
424 Pages indexed
SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
HISTORY / US History / Mid-Atlantic

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Philly’s forgotten 70s Rock ‘n’ Roll trio once performed with music greats

Philly’s forgotten 70s Rock ‘n’ Roll trio once performed with music greats

New biography of Philadelphia band BANG who hit it big in the early 1970s

PHILADELPHIA – April 5, 2018 — Our heads will always jam out to the classic heavy metal rock ‘n’ roll as radios still play the songs we grew up with or cherish from our parents. Relive those times in BANG’s book, The Bang Story. Follow Frank Ferrara, Tony Diorio, and Frankie Gilcken as they tell of their rise to fame starting from meeting in childhood to then performing with Hall of Famers. Re-experience the culture of the time from the trio’s memories and photos. In just under 200 pages, The Bang Story is a fun read filled with Rock ‘n’ Roll nostalgia.

In the summer of 1971, BANG, a trio from the Philadelphia area, decided to take a road trip to Florida to try their fortune. While buying some rolling papers in the Sunshine State, they learned about a Small Faces and Deep Purple concert nearby in Orlando. They showed up at the venue and brazenly declared they were ready to go on stage. The concert organizer asked them to set up and play for him. After a couple songs, he told them they were opening for Rod Stewart and Faces. Before they knew it, BANG was playing with Bachman Turner Overdrive, Deep Purple, Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, Ike and Tina Turner, The Doobie Brothers, and even Black Sabbath. Capitol Records signed them, and three LPs were released. Join Frank Ferrara, Tony Diorio, and Frankie Gilcken, as they recall their rapid rise to fame, playing with numerous Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

Praise:

… the band “on first listen, sounds incredibly like Led Zeppelin … they play at the same frenetic pace as Zeppelin, and Frank Ferrara’s vocals are so similar to those of Robert Plant’s, as to be downright amazing”
— Billboard magazine (1972)

About the author:
Lawrence Knorr is the author or co-author of more than twenty books, most on regional history and biography. All are published by Sunbury Press, Inc.

By Lawrence Knorr, Frank Ferrara, Tony Diorio, Frank Gilcken
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x .5
9781620065822
192 Pages w/dozens of period photographs
Music: Genres & Styles – Rock
Biography & Autobiography: Composers & Musicians – General
Music: Genres & Styles – Heavy Metal

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Secret missile test witnessed by JFK off the coast of Cuba tied to his assassination in “The Compass Island Incident: November 1963”

Secret missile test witnessed by JFK off the coast of Cuba tied to his assassination in “The Compass Island Incident: November 1963”

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Sunbury Press has released The Compass Island Incident: November 1963 a novel by Wade Fowler, under its Milford House Press imprint.

About the Book:

John Franklin Kincaid clocks out at 4 PM on Thursday, August 27, 1953, after his shift at New York Shipbuilding Corporation’s sprawling shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, never to be seen or heard from again.

A little more than a decade later, a little girl is assailed by a terrible recurring nightmare. She dreams she is a man, buried alive in a dark compartment in the bowels of a ship under construction.

On November 16, 1963, President Kennedy helicopters to that ship, now a US Naval vessel called the USS Compass Island, as it steams off the coast of Florida to witness the firing of a Polaris missile clandestinely targeting Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

And so topple the first dominoes in a chain of events leading inexorably to the president’s assassination one week later in Dallas, Texas.

Who killed JFK — the president and shipyard worker? The answers abide on the Compass Island as the old ship casts off on its final voyage to the scrap yard in October of 2003 with descendants of John Franklin Kincaid on board and determined to solve not one, but two murder mysteries.

About the Author:

Wade Fowler is a career journalist with more than thirty years of experience with daily and weekly newspapers. He was a copy editor, feature writer and beat reporter for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, PA, for 10 years before leaving to become editor of the Perry County Times in New Bloomfield.

He has won Keystone Press Awards for investigative reporting, feature series writing, and headline writing and is a former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.

Fowler is a native of North Carolina, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a graduate of Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

He and his wife, Sharon, live in New Cumberland, PA. They have three children and two grandchildren.
by Wade Fowler
MILFORD HOUSE PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620060063
258 Pages
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical

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World War 2 atrocities in the Pacific recalled by Navy Seabee in new book “Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs”

World War 2 atrocities in the Pacific recalled by Navy Seabee in new book “Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs”

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Sunbury Press has released Dreams of My Comrades: The Story of MM1C Murray Jacobs by Scott Zuckerman, MD.

About the Book:

When a ninety-five-year-old World War II veteran from Utah agrees to reveal the untold details of his wartime experiences to a pediatrician from Brooklyn, an intense bond is formed between the two men, each of whom is taken on an unexpected journey in search of the truth.

Dreams of My Comrades chronicles the life of Murray Jacobs, a former Navy Seabee, who served in the Pacific Theater and was treated for PTSD until his death at the age of ninety-eight. He agreed to a series of interviews, under the strict conditions that his real name could not be used, and the details of the conversations could not be disclosed to anyone until after he was dead.

Murray’s story is not one of heroism, nor does he portray himself as heroic in his narrative. In the course of his dialogue with the author, Murray confesses to wartime atrocities the likes of which have never before been heard. Despite his advanced age, his recollections are entirely lucid, and he describes the events of his life in vivid detail. As the conversations progress, however, the author comes to recognize the challenges involved in trying to depict history based on the account of a single elderly man. Discrepancies lead to doubts, doubts lead to disbelief, disbelief leads to investigation, and after exhausting all possible avenues of research, unanswered questions linger and tantalize. This is a unique story, one that will not only appeal to connoisseurs of history but to anyone interested in the psychology of the human condition. It is unlike any narrative ever told about a veteran of the Second World War.

About the Author:

Dr. Scott Zuckerman was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Stuyvesant High School in lower Manhattan. His high school English teacher, Frank McCourt—who would later win a Pulitzer Prize for his memoir, Angela’s Ashes—inscribed in his yearbook, “You have displayed the writer’s gift. Cultivate it.” Forty years later, after a successful career as a physician, Zuckerman has heeded McCourt’s advice. Dreams of My Comrades was awarded first place in the nonfiction category of the 2015 Utah Original Writing Competition.

What Others Are Saying:

“I found Dreams of My Comrades captivating. When I put it down at night I was eager to return to it the next day. The author was not only on top of his subject, I found him likable, funny, clever, sympathetic, insightful, and as fair as he could, in good conscience, be. How war atrocities gave way to an unexpected mystery midstream was particularly compelling. The title, which I didn’t think much of in the beginning, turns out to be brilliant.”  —Poe Ballantine, Award-winning author of Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere

by Scott Zuckerman, MD
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x .7
9781620067451
296 Pages
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
HISTORY / Military / World War II
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

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Mystery of lost Marine air squadron in WW2 investigated by Mark Carlson in new book “The Marines’ Lost Squadron”

Mystery of lost Marine air squadron in WW2 investigated by Mark Carlson in new book “The Marines’ Lost Squadron”

LOS ANGELES, CA – Sunbury Press has released The Marines’ Lost Squadron: The Odyssey of VMF-422 by Mark Carlson.

About the Book:

Finally, there is a book that reveals the truth about the worst air disaster to strike a Marine Corps fighter squadron during the Second World War. Marine Fighter Squadron 422 was a group of twenty-four typical young Americans trained to fly the famous F4U Corsair into combat with the legendary Japanese Zero. When they arrived in the Pacific, they suddenly found that not all their enemies carried guns in savage Banzai charges. Their two most dangerous and merciless adversaries were the fury of a tropical typhoon and the cold heartless whims of a Marine Corps general. Together, these two foes seal the fate of VMF-422 and cause the greatest disaster ever to strike a Marine squadron.

Aviation historian Mark Carlson has written the first full account of a group of ordinary young men who were suddenly challenged beyond their experience and which forever changed the lives of the survivors. The Marines’ Lost Squadron is the dramatic true story of a desperate and courageous fight for survival against the forces of nature and a conspiracy of silence. The Marines’ Lost Squadron is a saga of courage and conspiracy, patriotism and pride, fate and futility in a struggle to survive the ferocity of a huge typhoon in the midst of the Second World War.

What Others Are Saying:

“Mark Carlson does it again, this time with a fast-moving revelation of a forgotten Second World War tragedy, one that should be remembered by all! Excellent! A compelling read.” — Colonel Walter J Boyne, USAF, (Retired), world-renowned author and historian, former curator of the National Air & Space Museum

by Mark Carlson
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x 2
9781620067451
358 Pages
HISTORY / Military / World War II
HISTORY / Military / Aviation

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History of segregated Atlantic City beach recounted by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks in new book “Chicken Bone Beach”

History of segregated Atlantic City beach recounted by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks in new book “Chicken Bone Beach”

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Sunbury Press has released Chicken Bone Beach: A Pictorial History of Atlantic City’s Missouri Avenue Beach by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks.

About the Book:

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks has compiled this history of Atlantic City’s racially segregated beach during its heyday from the 1920s through the 1960s and the residents who lived on the Northside near the established Missouri Avenue Beach. Included are images, research, and oral interviews of Atlantic City residents. Despite racial division in America, Chicken Bone Beach functioned as an African-American resort attracting celebrities, civic leaders, and other races.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks is a legislative assistant with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who recently completed her Masters of Arts in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Cheryl’s passion for writing began as a child and won her a Martha Holden Jennings Essay Scholarship in high school and another essay scholarship from the National Black MBA Association while pursuing her Masters from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Cheryl is also a professional vocalist, writing songs for her own music projects as well as other artists. Cheryl was featured in Currents Magazine (PSU Alumni Magazine). Spring/Summer 2016 issue, discussing the exhibit of Chicken Bone Beach photographs.and the history of the beach.Cheryl resides in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania with her husband and son.

by Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 8 x 10 x .5
9781620067833
76 Pages
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
HISTORY / African American
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies

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The Jerry Sandusky case is thoroughly rehashed in new book by suppressed memory expert author Mark Pendergrast

The Jerry Sandusky case is thoroughly rehashed in new book by suppressed memory expert author Mark Pendergrast

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Sunbury Press has released The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment by Mark Pendergrast.

About the Book:

Everyone knows the story of Jerry Sandusky, the serial pedophile, the Monster. But what if that story is wrong? What if the former Penn State football coach and founder of the Second Mile is an innocent man convicted in the midst of a moral panic fed by the sensationalistic media, police trawling, and memory-warping psychotherapy? The Most Hated Man in America reads like a true crime psychological thriller and is required reading for everyone from criminologists to sports fans.

“If potential readers are convinced that Jerry Sandusky is guilty, they need to read The Most Hated Man in America. This meticulously researched, provocative, and wonderfully written book by Mark Pendergrast, an enormously important contributor to the repressed memory debate, will certainly make them see another side. Maybe they will think twice.”

— Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine, author, The Myth of Repressed Memory and other books.

The Most Hated Man in America tells a truly remarkable story.  In all the media coverage the Sandusky case has received, it’s amazing that no one else has noticed or written about so many of these things, including all the ‘memories’ that were retrieved through therapy and litigation. One would think that the sheer insanity of so much of this will have to eventually come out.”

–Richard A. Leo, Hamill Family Professor of Law and Psychology, University of San Francisco, author, Police Interrogation and American Justice and The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four

“Virtually everybody knows with certainty that Jerry Sandusky is a serial child molester. He was, after all, found guilty by a jury of his peers. But what if what we think we know about Sandusky is at least in some ways incorrect? Regardless of their ultimate conclusions, readers will find The Most Hated Man in America to be thoughtful and provocative, addressing questions that deserve to be asked in a just society.”

–Fred S. Berlin, M.D., Ph.D. Director, The Johns Hopkins Sexual Behavior Consultation Unit, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Independent scholar and science writer Mark Pendergrast is the author of many critically acclaimed, deeply researched works of non-fiction, including Memory WarpThe Repressed Memory Epidemic, Victims of Memory, Uncommon Grounds, Inside the Outbreaks, Mirror Mirror, and For God, Country and Coca-Cola, among others. He lives in Vermont and can be reached through his website, www.markpendergrast.com

by Mark Pendergrast
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x 2
9781620067659
400 Pages
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse
LAW / Legal History

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Dream expert Anna-Karin Bjorklund releases new book about her travels to India entitled “The Dream Alchemist”

Dream expert Anna-Karin Bjorklund releases new book about her travels to India entitled “The Dream Alchemist”

LOS ANGELES, CA – Sunbury Press has released The Dream Alchemist: A woman’s search for love, bliss, and freedom across India, time, and dreams by Anna-Karin Bjorklund under its Ars Metaphysica imprint.

About the Book:

On the outside her life looks picture perfect. She has an admirable career with adventurous travels around the world, but on the inside she is consumed by a restless anxiety, and yearns for something more in her life. Listening to an inner calling, she sets off on an intrepid adventure to southern India, where she hopes to find golden bliss. In The Dream Alchemist, Anna-Karin Bjorklund gives a refreshing, moving and humorous account of her personal story. Through her enticing writing we get to partake in her remarkable journey first hand, and experience the miraculous freedom that comes from stepping into our power, listening to our dreams, and believing in ourselves. A charming story of love and devotion, this delightful memoir is filled with laughter, mystery, and golden treasures.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A life-long dreamer, Anna-Karin Bjorklund is an internationally renowned dream expert and writer, and is also the author of Dream Guidance: Interpret Your Dreams and Create the Life You Desire. She joyously shares her passion for dreams and soul growth with audiences near and far, and has been interviewed by major magazines, and appeared on Fox News and The Steve Harvey TV Show.

Anna-Karin loves traveling and exploring other cultures and has lived in five countries. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University in Orange, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Anna-Karin is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams where she currently serves as Executive Officer and Secretary of the Board. Originally from Sweden, she resides in Southern California with her daughter and their bi-lingual French Bulldog.

by Anna-Karin Bjorklund
ARS METAPHYSICA
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x .6
9781620060353
180 Pages
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
TRAVEL / Asia / India & South Asia

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Saint Gabriel’s basketball recalled by Joe Farley in new book “Trumpet Call to Victory”

Saint Gabriel’s basketball recalled by Joe Farley in new book “Trumpet Call to Victory”

HAZLETON, PA – Sunbury Press has released Trumpet Call to Victory: The Final Years of Hazleton Saint Gabriel’s Basketball by Joe Farley.

About the Book:

In the spirit of the movie HoosiersTrumpet Call to Victory tells the story of a small parochial high school located in the Pennsylvania coalfields that reached the summit of basketball glory in the late 1960s. Glorious victories and heartbreaking defeats are chronicled on Saint Gabriel’s path to capturing multiple state championships. Unsung heroes and scholastic superstars take center stage during what, in the last five years of the school’s existence, can only be described as a ‘golden age.’ The feats of the greatest player in the region’s history are chronicled as is the beginning of a career for a coach who arranged to have a young Bobby Knight address his state championship team at the school’s sports banquet. That coach, Richard “Digger” Phelps, recently recalled his first head coaching job in a tweet which read, “St. Gabes was my first step to ND. They made it happen.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

JOE FARLEY was born and raised in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the last class to graduate from Hazleton Saint Gabriel’s High School where he demonstrated his academic prowess by graduating thirty-seventh in his class of forty. While attending Saint Gabriel’s, Mr. Farley was the starting point guard on the school’s 1970 state championship basketball team. He then attended Bloomsburg State University where, after four dimly remembered years, he graduated with a degree in education.

In 1975 Mr. Farley began a 35-year career working for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. After his retirement in 2010, he began work on the Keystone Tombstone series with his co-author Joe Farrell. To date, there are thirteen volumes in that series. Farley and Farrell also authored Gotham Graves volumes one and two. Mr. Farley also penned Song Poems in Search of Music, which was released in 2014.

He and his wife Sharon reside in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. They have three children.

by Joe Farley
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620067635
336 Pages
SPORTS & RECREATION / Basketball
HISTORY / US History / Mid-Atlantic

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John Hoptak’s “Dear Ma: The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock” has been released by Sunbury Press

John Hoptak’s “Dear Ma: The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock” has been released by Sunbury Press

POTTSVILLE, PA – Sunbury Press has released Dear Ma – The Civil War Letters of Curtis Clay Pollock: First Defender and First Lieutenant, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry by John Hoptak.

About the Book:

Curtis Clay Pollock served bravely with the 48th Pennsylvania, one of the Civil War’s most famous fighting regiments, from the regiment’s organization in September 1861 until his mortal wounding at the Battle of Petersburg in June 1864, participating in the regiment’s many campaigns in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, and Tennessee and seeing action at some of the war’s most sanguinary battles, including 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Knoxville. Prior to his service in the 48th, Pollock also served as a member of the Washington Artillery, a Pottsville-based militia company that marched off to war in response to President Lincoln’s first call-to-arms in April 1861 and a company that would have the distinction of being among the very first Northern volunteer units to arrive in Washington following the outbreak of war, reaching the capital on the evening of April 18, 1861, after coming under attack in the streets of Baltimore. In recognition of their timely response and prompt arrival in the capital, Pollock and the other members of the Washington Artillery, would be among those who earned the proud title of First Defender.

All throughout his time in uniform—from the day after he first arrived in Washington with the First Defenders until a few days before receiving his fatal wound at Petersburg—Curtis Pollock wrote letters home. Many of these letters were written to his younger siblings, some were addressed to his father. Most, however, were written to his mother, Emily, whom he affectionately referred to as his “Dear Ma.” Fortunately, many of these letters survive and are held today in the archives of the Historical Society of Schuylkill County in Pottsville. The letters of Curtis Pollock provide us with a window to view the history and experiences of one of the war’s most famous and most well-traveled regiments—the 48thPennsylvania—a regiment that served in many theaters of the war, under many different commanders, and in many of the war’s largest and bloodiest battles; a regiment that endured many battlefield defeats as well as many battlefield triumphs. More than this, though, Pollock’s letters home enable us to gain a further glimpse of the war from the inside. They chronicle and document the actions, the experiences, and the thoughts of a brave young man, who like so many others, volunteered his services and ultimately gave his life fighting in defense of his nation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John Hoptak is a Civil War author and historian with a master’s degree in history from Lehigh University. For the past eleven years, he has been employed as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service first at Antietam National Battlefield and currently at Gettysburg National Military Park. He is the author of several Civil War history books, including “The Battle of South Mountain” (History Press, 2011), “Confrontation at Gettysburg” (History Press, 2012), “First in Defense of the Union” (AuthorHouse, 2004), and “Antietam: September 17, 1862” (Western Maryland Interpretive Association, 2011). In addition, John is the author of numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as “America’s Civil War,” “Civil War Times,” and “Pennsylvania Heritage.” Hoptak is also a frequent lecturer at Civil War roundtables and other organizations across much of the eastern United States, from Atlanta, Georgia, Lexington, Kentucky, and Rockville, Connecticut. To date, he has delivered over fifty such lectures. John has also appeared in several Civil War documentaries, including the recent “Blood and Fury” series for the American Heroes Channel as well as some PBS shows.

A native of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and lifelong student of the Civil War, John’s primary focus has been on the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry and the role of his native area during the conflict.

by John Hoptak
SUNBURY PRESS
Trade paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620068007
310 Pages
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

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