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The Resource Gettysburg's unknown soldier : the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston, Mark H. Dunkelman

Gettysburg's unknown soldier : the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston, Mark H. Dunkelman

Label
Gettysburg's unknown soldier : the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston
Title
Gettysburg's unknown soldier
Title remainder
the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston
Statement of responsibility
Mark H. Dunkelman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • He was found dead on the battlefield at Gettysburg, an unknown soldier with nothing to identify him but an ambrotype of his three children, clutched in his fingers. With the photograph as the single, sad clue to his identity, a publicity campaign to locate his family swept the North. Within a month, the bereaved widow and children were located in Portville, New York, and the devoted father was revealed to be Sergeant Amos Humiston of the 154th New York Volunteers
  • Using many previously untapped sources, this book tells the tale of 19th-century war, sentiment, and popular culture in greater detail than ever before. In this extensive account, a full portrait emerges of Amos Humiston, the loving husband and father destined to be remembered for his death tableau, and his family, the widow and orphans who struggled for the rest of their lives with celebrity born of tragedy
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunkelman, Mark H
Dewey number
973.7/349
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.53
LC item number
.D86 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humiston, Amos
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • United States
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York (State)
  • Soldiers
  • Portville (N.Y.)
Label
Gettysburg's unknown soldier : the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston, Mark H. Dunkelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Amos -- A green hand sails from New Bedford -- Roving the Pacific -- Philinda -- To the front -- Camp Misery -- A close call at Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg -- Whose father was he? -- A widow and her orphans -- Celebrity -- The homestead -- A tarnished legacy -- The family's later years -- Amos Humiston remembered -- Appendix. Songs inspired by Amos Humiston
Control code
ocm39763897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780275962944
Lccn
98040342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39763897
Label
Gettysburg's unknown soldier : the life, death, and celebrity of Amos Humiston, Mark H. Dunkelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Amos -- A green hand sails from New Bedford -- Roving the Pacific -- Philinda -- To the front -- Camp Misery -- A close call at Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg -- Whose father was he? -- A widow and her orphans -- Celebrity -- The homestead -- A tarnished legacy -- The family's later years -- Amos Humiston remembered -- Appendix. Songs inspired by Amos Humiston
Control code
ocm39763897
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780275962944
Lccn
98040342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)39763897

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