KILLED IN ACTION: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE LAST MOMENTS OF 100 UNION SOLDIERS WHO DIED AT GETTYSBURG

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Coco, Gregory A.  Reprinted by Savas Beatie, 2022.  Softcover, 129 pages.

At least 10,000 soldiers were killed or mortally wounded in the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. More than 5,000 of these deaths were suffered by Union officers and enlisted men. Author Greg Coco mined the sources to pull out eyewitness accounts to illustrate the last moments, hours, or days of 100 Federals who fell there, all meticulously detailed and substantiated by Coco. Gripping, enthralling, sad, and insightful.  A perfect companion to A Strange and Blighted Land, A Vast Sea of Misery, and Wasted Valor.

Gregory Ashton Coco, born and raised in Louisiana, lived in the Gettysburg area for nearly 35 years. In 1972, after serving in the U.S. Army, he earned a degree in American History from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. While in the military, Greg spent a tour of duty in Vietnam as a prisoner of war military interrogator and infantry platoon radio operator with the 25th Infantry and received, among other awards, the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. During his years in Gettysburg, Greg worked as a National Park Service Ranger and a Licensed Battlefield Guide. He wrote sixteen books and a dozen scholarly articles on Gettysburg and the Civil War. His A Strange and Blighted Land. Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle was voted #12 in the Top 50 Civil War Books ever written. Greg died at age 62 in February of 2009.

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