Three Days at Gettysburg

Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873386296
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A collection of essays from Civil War historians on leadership during the three-day Battle of Gettysburg. Based on manuscript sources and consideration of existing literature, the contributors challenge prevailing interpretations of key officers' performances.

The First Day at Gettysburg

Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many writers have argued that the Battle of Gettysburg represented the turning point of the Civil War, after which the Confederate fortunes moved inexorably toward defeat. Often overshadowed by more famous events on the second and third day, the initial phase of the contest offers very interesting problems of leadership.

The Second Day at Gettysburg

Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384827
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This series of essays aims to expand understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg. They offer controversial interpretations, to prompt re-evaluation of several officers - such as Robert E. Lee, Daniel E. Sickles and Henry W. Slocum - who played crucial roles during the second day of the battle.

Gettysburg

Author: David Reisch
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811749762
Format: PDF
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70 color maps and insightful text tell the hour-by-hour story of the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg

Author: The Editors of Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811712184
Format: PDF, Kindle
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• 70 color maps and insightful text tell the hour-by-hour story of the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg • Each map shows the same 3 1/2-by-4 1/2-mile view of the battlefield, allowing the reader to visualize the battle as it developed over the entire area, including key engagements, troop movements and positions, and locations of commanders • Sheds new light on important events such as the first clash west of town on July 1, the fighting for Cemetery Hill, the defense of Little Round Top, Pickett's Charge, and more • Crystal-clear maps and narrative make this an ideal introduction for newcomers while the unique approach offers fresh perspectives for those who've read every book on the battle • Perfect companion for battlefield visits and armchair-general debates

Beneath a Northern Sky

Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842029339
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In this swift and moving narrative, an eminent historian offers a thorough overview of the battle of Gettysburg, its drama, and its meaning. Maps & photos.

Historical Dictionary of the Civil War

Author: Terry L. Jones
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879530
Format: PDF
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The Civil War was the most traumatic event in American history, pitting Americans against one another, rending the national fabric, leaving death and devastation in its wake, and instilling an anger that has not entirely dissipated even to this day, 150 years later. This updated and expanded two-volume second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, events, institutions, battles, and campaigns. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Civil War.

Struggle for the Shenandoah

Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384308
Format: PDF, ePub
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The product of a symposium held in 1989, this book of essays provides an introduction to the cardinal aspects of an important American Civil War campaign. The authors disagree on the relative importance of certain operations or leaders in the valley.

Antietam

Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873384001
Format: PDF, Docs
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The relative importance of Civil War campaigns is a matter for debate among historians and buffs alike. Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Atlanta have their advocates. Gettysburg certainly maintains its hold on the popular imagination. More recently has come the suggestion that no single campaign or battle decided the war or even appreciably altered its direction. If any one battle was a dividing line, Antietam is a solid contender. In no other campaign were the political, diplomatic, and military elements aligned so favorably for the Confederacy. Yet Lee's retreat after the terrible battle in September 1862 changed everything. Great Britain had second thoughts about intervention; Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation; and Lee's army, while victorious on other fields, proved not to be unbeatable. Across the years, Antietam remains the worst one-day slaughter in American history. The ghastly losses in the Cornfield, the West Woods, and the Sunken Road still appall the reader. Lee's gamble against disaster and George McClellan's inexplicable refusal to press his advantage remain puzzlements.