By Robert Grandchamp
Of the numerous attention-grabbing humans whose lives were approximately misplaced to heritage, George Lee Gaskell was once some of the most attention-grabbing. Gaskell used to be a Union lieutenant, international visitor, polyglot, and flesh presser with a prepared eye for his atmosphere and the flora and fauna. His letters spotlight the very human realities of his military provider that transcend the enormous battles he fought in: Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and others. Fiercely anti-slavery and disgusted by means of the attitudes of a few of the slaveholding planters within the South, Gaskell encountered those prejudices firsthand while he used to be promoted to moment lieutenant and transferred to the U.S. coloured Troops serving in Louisiana. His impressive tale levels from a one-room schoolhouse in Connecticut to the thriving city of Zanzibar to conflict, lifestyles, and love at the banks of the Mississippi. Gaskell’s reports, advised via his personal phrases in letters to his loved sister and to his homeland newspaper, converse of an excellent guy cast in a unprecedented time.
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