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The Resource A strange and blighted land : Gettysburg : the aftermath of a battle, Gregory A. Coco

A strange and blighted land : Gettysburg : the aftermath of a battle, Gregory A. Coco

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A strange and blighted land : Gettysburg : the aftermath of a battle
Title
A strange and blighted land
Title remainder
Gettysburg : the aftermath of a battle
Statement of responsibility
Gregory A. Coco
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was the largest battle fought on the American continent. Remarkably few who study it contemplate what came after the armies marched away. Who would care for the tens of thousands of wounded? What happened to the thousands of dead men, horses, and tons of detritus scattered in every direction? How did the civilians cope with their radically changed lives? Gregory Coco's A Strange and Blighted Land. Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle offers a comprehensive account of these and other issues. The late Coco was a park ranger at Gettysburg deeply interested in the battle and what was left in its wake. The Vietnam veteran who wrote well and often about the battle waxes eloquently about the carnage of war, its terrors and pain, its irreplaceable cost in human life and treasure, and the toll it took on the families who lost sons and husbands there. Arranged in a series of topical chapters, A Strange and Blighted Land begins with a tour of the battlefield, mostly through eyewitness accounts, of the death and destruction littering the sprawling landscape. Once the size and scope is exposed to readers, Coco moves on to discuss the dead of Gettysburg, North and South, how their remains were handled, and how and why the Gettysburg National Cemetery was established. The treatment of the wounded, Union and Confederate, was organized chaos. Every house and barn became [a] hospital or medical station, and the medical and surgical practices of the day were little short of compassionate torture. The author also discusses at length how prisoners were handled and the fate of the thousands of stragglers and deserters left behind once the armies left before concluding with the preservation efforts that culminated in the establishment of the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1895....There was nothing pretty or glorious or romantic about a battle--especially once the fighting ended
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
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Coco, Gregory A.
Dewey number
973.7/349
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.53
LC item number
.C695 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • Burial
  • Corpse removals
  • Prisoners of war
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A strange and blighted land : Gettysburg : the aftermath of a battle, Gregory A. Coco
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published by Thomas Publications, 1995."
Bar code
31223118475186
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No tongue can depict the carnage : the battlefield in the aftermath -- A long black shadow : the burial of the dead -- A great rushing river of agony : the care of the wounded -- The woods are full of them : prisoners of war, stragglers, and deserters -- The sacred sod : from battlefield to hallowed ground
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 433 pages
Isbn
9781611214055
Lccn
2017045749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002831280
Label
A strange and blighted land : Gettysburg : the aftermath of a battle, Gregory A. Coco
Publication
Note
"Originally published by Thomas Publications, 1995."
Bar code
31223118475186
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-419) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
No tongue can depict the carnage : the battlefield in the aftermath -- A long black shadow : the burial of the dead -- A great rushing river of agony : the care of the wounded -- The woods are full of them : prisoners of war, stragglers, and deserters -- The sacred sod : from battlefield to hallowed ground
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 433 pages
Isbn
9781611214055
Lccn
2017045749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1002831280

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