By Robert Grandchamp
Of the various interesting humans whose lives were approximately misplaced to heritage, George Lee Gaskell was once probably the most attention-grabbing. Gaskell was once a Union lieutenant, international tourist, polyglot, and flesh presser with a willing eye for his atmosphere and the wildlife. 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 through the attitudes of a few of the slaveholding planters within the South, Gaskell encountered those prejudices firsthand whilst he used to be promoted to moment lieutenant and transferred to the USA coloured Troops serving in Louisiana. His striking 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 stories, advised via his personal phrases in letters to his loved sister and to his place of birth newspaper, converse of a very good guy solid in a unprecedented time.
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