Thursday, March 6, 2014

General's letters donated to hometown

A collection of letters written by a famous Civil War general is being donated to his western New York hometown. The Daily News of Batavia reports that 13 military letters written by Gen. Emory Upton are being donated to the Genesee County History Department in Batavia by Sal Cilella of Atlanta.

The West Point graduate led Union troops in some of the war's bloodiest battles, including Antietam and Gettysburg. The books on battle tactics and military policy he wrote after the war were used for decades by the U.S. military. • Article  | • Biography of Upton

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