Sickles at Gettysburg: The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg (Google eBook)

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Casemate Publishers, Mar 1, 2010 - History - 504 pages
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Sickles was notorious as a disgraced former Congressman who murdered his wife's lover and used America's first temporary insanity defence to escape justice. He then used his connections to obtain a prominent command in the Army of the Potomac's Third Corps, despite having no military experience.
  

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When the name Dan Sickles is mentioned anywhere in Civil War writing, there is either scorn or praise from those around. He is one of the most interesting characters in all Civil War history and yet ... Read full review

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History is populated by at least as many villains as heroes. Dan Sickles has grown into one of the villains of modern Civil War historiography. Sometimes these villains have received unjust treatment ... Read full review

Contents

Murder
1
The Making of a First Class Soldier
21
I Think it is a Retreat
49
No One Ever Received a More Important Command
69
The Third Corps Marches in the Right Direction
83
In Some Doubt as to Where He Should Go
101
No Relation to the General Line of Battle
121
Isnt Your Line Too Much Extended?
143
He has Redeemed his Reputation Fully
235
Subsequent Events Proved My Judgment Correct
257
My Only Motive is to Vindicate History
281
Spoil a Rotten Egg
301
Some Strange Perversion of History
315
The Civil War is Only a Memory
359
That Damn Fool Sickles
389
Notes
407

The Key of the Battleground
161
Gross Neglect or Unaccountable Stupidity
179
The Line Before You Must Be Broken
193
Let Me Die on the Field
213
Bibliography
461
Index
471
Gettysburg July 2 147
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About the author (2010)

James A. Hessler works in the financial services industry and is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has taught Sickles and Gettysburg-related courses for Harrisburg Area Community College and the Gettysburg Foundation. In addition to writing articles for publication, Hessler speaks regularly at Civil War Round Tables. A native of Buffalo, NY, he resides in Gettysburg with his wife and children.

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