Witness to Appomattox

  • by Richard Wheeler
  • Narrated by Joe Barrett
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Noted Civil War historian Richard Wheeler brings this narrative to life with haunting images of the final days of the Civil War: President Lincoln walking through the streets of Richmond, drawing an admiring crowd of blacks; Confederate and Union troops gathering in the fields around Appomattox Court House, mingling with former foes, experiencing disbelief, bitterness, relief.
Drawing from numerous eyewitness descriptions, Wheeler effectively recreates a moment of the Civil War that is perhaps unequalled for sheer emotion. This account is as much a tribute to Confederate courage as it is a record of the final triumph of the Union cause.

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What the Critics Say

“Goes below the surface facts…to get at the stories of the lives and deaths, the struggles, triumphs, sorrows, and joys of real people.” (Chicago Tribune)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.