Book The boys of Adams' Battery G : the Civil War through the eyes of a Union light artillery unit / Robert Grandchamp ; foreword by Glenn Laxton.
Publication year: c2009.
Call Number E528.8 1st .G73 2009
Media class: Book
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co
ISBN: 9780786444731 0786444738
Extent: xii, 301 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Retells the story of Battery G of the First Rhode Island Light Artillery which captured enemy guns at Petersburg to open a path directly to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who had been holding Richmond. This history captures the battlefield exploits of the "Boys of Hope", but also depicts camp life, emerging cannon technology, and the social events of the Civil War. The author also researched the lives of the seven men who received the Medal of Honor.
Traditions -- Organization and equipment -- Recruiting -- Duty on the Potomac -- The peninsula -- "A savage continual thunder" -- First Fredericksburg -- The death warrant -- Gettysburg -- Winter at Brandy -- Overland to Richmond -- Into the valley -- Bloody Autumn -- Consolidation -- "The forlorn hope" -- Taps -- Appendix 1. Roster of Battery G, First Rhode Island Light Artillery -- Appendix 2. Roster of attached men -- Appendix 3. Casualties of Battery G, First Rhode Island Light Artillery -- Appendix 4. Enlistments by town -- Appendix 5. Occupations of Battery G soldiers.