While My Country is in Danger: The Life and Letters of Lt. Colonel Richard S. Thompson



While My Country is in Danger
The Life & Letters of Lt. Col. Richard S. Thompson
12th New Jersey Volunteers by
Gerry Harder Poriss & Ralph G. Poriss
Foreword by Chris Calkins

This biography of Richard S. Thompson, taken from his letters and diaries
written during the campaigns of the 12th New Jersey Volunteers, highlights the
battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (Bliss Barn and the defense of Cemetery
Ridge), Petersburg, Bristoe Station, and Reams’ Station. It includes extensive
genealogy of the Thompson, Learning, and other Cape May, NJ families, and
indexes over 350 individual’s names, including many of Thompson’s comrades
in arms.
256 pgs, 6"x9", hardcover, Illustrations, Maps, Index, Notes, pH neutral paper.