One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14 1863 (Google eBook)

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Casemate Publishers, 2008 - History - 544 pages
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The three-day Battle of Gettysburg left 50,000 casualties in its wake, a battered Southern army far from its base of supplies, and a rich historiographic legacy. This book is the first detailed military history of Lee's retreat and the Union effort to destroy the wounded Army of Northern Virginia.
  

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Review: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863

User Review  - David - Goodreads

A lot more fighting went on after Gettysburg than I knew. What the book didn't address is why Meade didn't move out from Gettysburg more quickly in pursuit. Since the authors reference a Congressional hearing about the conduct, they could have at least included the rationale given there. Read full review

Review: One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863

User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

Eric J Wittenberg, J. David Petruzzi and Michael F. Nugent's "One Continuous Fight" covers the July 1863 Confederate retreat from the battlefield at Gettysburg until it had safely crossed the flooding ... Read full review

Contents

The Wagon Train of the Wounded
1
The Retreat of the Main Confederate Army Begins
27
The Midnight Fight in the Monterey Pass
49
Meades Pursuit Begins
75
The Confederates Garrison Williamsport
93
The Battle of Hagerstown
109
The Battle for Williamsport
135
In Full Pursuit
149
A Frustrating Day Spent Waiting
263
The Crossings at Williamsport and Falling Waters
275
The Federal Advance and Aftermath
299
Conclusion
315
Epilogue
345
173
355
Driving Tour The Wagon Train of the Wounded
377
Order of Battle
391

Skirmish at the College of St James
163
Heavy Fighting at Beaver Creek Bridge and Boonsboro
173
The Second Battle of Funkstown
207
The Armies Jockey for Position
247
Notes
409
Bibliography
464
Index
475
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About the author (2008)

Eric J. Wittenberg is an accomplished American Civil War cavalry historian and author. An attorney in Ohio, Wittenberg has authored over a dozen books on Civil War cavalry subjects, as well as two dozen articles in popular magazines such as North&South, Blue&Gray, America's Civil War, and Gettysburg Magazine. His first book, Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions (Thomas Publications, Gettysburg Pa, 1998) won the prestigious 1998 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award. His most recent book is The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign (Savas Beatie LLC, 2006) and he is completing both a regimental history of the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry and a biography of Ulric Dahlgren. Wittenberg is a favored speaker at Civil War Roundtables, and conducts tours of cavalry battlefields and related sites. He was instrumental in saving important battlefield land at Trevilian Station, Virginia, and wrote the text for the historical waysides located there. He lives in Columbus with his wife Susan and their beloved dogs. Wittenberg is the CEO of Ironclad Publishing Inc.

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