"If you had been there, even knowing what you do today and that the charge was going
to be a tragic failure, agreeing with Longstreet that, "no 15,000 men ever lived
could break that line", you would still have giving the orders to make the
S. Grant - Robert E. Lee
Alexander - Longstreet
- Hill - Custer
- Sheridan - Sherman
This definitive work is a meticulous example of
historic documentation and exposition useful for any historian regardless of their field
of inquiry as an example of a perfectly structured book for scholar and casual
reader. The thesis in this masterful work is that counter to popular myth, the
Army of the Potomac did not field soldiers any less competent, brave, or willing than the
Army of Northern Virginia. Rather, Coddington contends, inadequacies in
command on both sides led to the various successes and failures durning the Gettysburg
Campaign. It is his opinion that the North, because of advantages in placement
and terrain made less mistakes than their counterparts. He also contends that
competency in command in the Union from Generals such as Reynolds, Gibbon, Hancock, and
Warren were on the level of brilliance that one usually associates with the South.
to the Battle of Gettysburg
by Jay Luvaas, Harold Nelson
These series of books from the U.S. Army War College
are the best available resource for conducting ACW battlefield tours - assuming that your
purpose in touring battlefields is to study and understand the applicable tactics,
strategy and terrain and to develop an appreciation for the objectives and efforts of the
participants. If you go to ACW battlefields to gawk and gossip as an everyday
tourist then an investment in these guides is unnecessary. If you have an
active interest in ACW history, military history in general or fascinating chapters in
human history, then these guides are remarkable values, "Best Buys".
Helpful maps illustrate troop engagements and key terrain features, excerpts
from the Official Records provide first person commentary from the participants at each
"Stop" on your tour and concise analysis is provided to tie the story together.
Thorough but not intimidating, insightful and objective, with no deficiencies
An intensive (and intense) narrative reconstruction of the events of about 15 hours on
July 3, 1863, the pivotal hours of the climactic battle of the Civil War.
copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Extremely detailed, excellently told. Having been a Civil W buff for
years, and having read many of the more common titles dealing with Gettysburg in
particular I found this to be the
most detailed book I have read. Opinions are expressed, and backed with
explanations, yet never placing blame. After having read this book, if you had
been there, even knowing what you do today and that the charge was going to be a tragic
failure, agreeing with Longstreet that, "no 15,000 men ever lived could break that
line", you would still have giving the orders to make the charge.
Perfect for both tourists and armchair visitors
Originally published in 1960, this guidebook combines the drama of the battle with
complete information about each tour stop. Clear directions and knowledgeable
commentary on the town of Gettysburg work in conjunction with the day-by-day narrative of
the skirmishes and pitched fights that make up the Battle of Gettysburg.
including the order of battle, then and now photographs, concise battle maps, and a
suggested reading list, this small but comprehensive introduction to Gettysburg will be
invaluable to any Civil War buff, amateur and professional alike. General
Edward J. Stackpole, the founder of Stackpole Books, wrote several classic texts on the
Civil War. Colonel Wilbur S. Nye, graduate of West Point
and noted cartographer, has produced numerous maps for Stackpole in years
past. Bradley Gottfried is Dean of Academic Affairs at Montgomery County
Community College and has had a life-long interest in the Civil War.
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