Book Review: Wounded at Gettysburg
March 15, 2011
If you are lucky enough to have letters or memoirs passed down to you from your family, consider writing a book similar to this one by Gord Skinner. This book is filled with letters written by William H. Skinner to his family during the Civil War. He includes the images of the letters with a typed transcription on the page next to it for comparison. Other items are included such as pictures of the people he was writing to and his service records placed throughout the letters during the corresponding times. It was very interesting to watch the timeline unfold.
Not only were the images fascinating, but the events and experiences really painted a picture of what he was going through during this time. It also showed the feelings that William Skinner had about different events going on during that time. An example was his feelings about Abe Lincoln being assassinated; this person actually lived through this historic event. Take a look at Wounded at Gettysburg today.
Midwest Genealogy Center