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By Frank L. Grzyb

ISBN-10: 1540222470

ISBN-13: 9781540222473

ISBN-10: 1626192316

ISBN-13: 9781626192317

The smallest country to safeguard the Union and one faraway from the battlefront, Rhode Island's tales of the Civil battle are usually missed. From Brown University's John M. Hay, later to turn into Lincoln's assistant secretary, to town of Newport's function because the transitority headquarters for the U.S. Naval Academy, the Civil struggle background of the sea country is an engaging if little-known story. Few comprehend that John Wilkes sales space visited Newport to fulfill his intended fiancee simply 9 days earlier than he assassinated President Lincoln. The kingdom additionally contributed numerous high-ranking officials to the Union attempt and, extra unusually, in demand officials to the Confederacy. Remarkably, Kady Southwell Brownell additionally brazenly served as a soldier in a Rhode Island infantry regiment. sign up for writer Frank L. Grzyb as he investigates Rhode Island's wealthy Civil conflict background and finds century-old tales that experience on account that pale into obscurity.

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