Civil War Talk Radio: Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

On this podcast, host Gerald Prokopowicz speaks with Chuck Raasch, author of the book, Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. This is the story of New York Times correspondent Sam Wilkerson and his son, Bayard Wilkeson, who was the commander of an artillery battery at Barlow’s Knoll and was killed during the first day of the battle. Sam Wilkerson very famously filed a story written at the grave of his son in which he expressed his grief at the loss of his first-born.

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