Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Boys of Adams' Battery G: The Civil War Through the Eyes of a Union Light Artillery Unit

by Robert Grandchamp

From the publisher:
Raised from Rhode Island farmers and millworkers in the autumn of 1861, the Union soldiers of Battery G fought in such bloody conflicts as Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and Cedar Creek. At the storming of Petersburg on April 2, 1865, seven cannoneers were awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the face of the enemy. This history captures the battlefield exploits of the "Boys of Hope" but also depicts camp life, emerging cannon technology, and the social backdrop of the Civil War.

Robert Grandchamp is the author of numerous articles and books about Rhode Island, the Civil War, and the American Revolution. He resides in Warwick, Rhode Island.