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Lamson of the Gettysburg: Civil War Letters of Lt. Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy

by McPherson, James M. and McPherson, Patricia R.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue: Summer 1999
ISBN: 0195130936

Young and bold, by 1864 Lamson captained the Gettysburg and saw engagement at Hatteras Inlet, Port Royal, and Fort Fisher. The McPhersons describe his correspondence as "the best Civil War navy letters we have ever read or expect to read."

review of Lamson of the Gettysburg: Civil War Letters of Lt. Roswell H. Lamson, U.S. Navy, by McPherson, James M., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 1999).