Gettysburg, Day Three (Paperback)
|Author: Jeffry D. Wert|
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The past came as an intruder to a 'shabby little farmhouse" near gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the night of July 2, 1863. (from the first line)
|Drawing on hundreds of sources, Wert offers brief excerpts from the letters and diaries of soldiers that shed new light on the Battle of Gettysburg and introduces heroes on both sides of conflict. of photos. 9 maps.|
From the Publisher:
Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat of the entire engagement. Drawing on hundreds of sources, including more than 400 manuscript collections, he offers brief excerpts from the letters and diaries of soldiers. He also introduces heroes on both sides of the conflict -- among them General George Greene, the oldest general on the battlefield, who led the Union troops at Culp's Hill.
A gripping narrative written in a fresh and lively style, Gettysburg, Day Three is an unforgettable rendering of an immortal day in our country's history.