Gettysburg, Day Three

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 2, 2002 - History - 448 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Oliver - Goodreads

Maybe the definitive story of this part of the battle. I think you leave this book with an appreciation of the stoic heroism on both sides, the horror of civil war battles, and a profound melancholy for the almost unheard of losses on both sides. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate Willis - Goodreads

Not a terribly smooth read, but chock full of riveting firsthand accounts. Worth the read, but not difficult to put down. Read full review

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
11
To a Crossroad
15
Night on the Battlefield
31
Lee and Meade
41
The Whole Hillside Seemed Enveloped in a Blaze
52
None but Demons Can Delight in War
75
No Fifteen Thousand Men
94
We Were on the Eve of Something Desperate
108
Like Feathers Before the Wind
187
Into the Vortex of Death
204
Come On Come On Come to Death
221
It Is My Fault
237
It Was Kill All You Can
255
This Place Called Gettysburg
287
Order of Battle
303
Notes
326

They Are Determined to Do or Die
132
Bloodthirsty Business
154
The Air Seethed with Old Iron
167
Bibliography
396
Index
432
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About the author (2002)

Jeffry D. Wert is the author of five previous books about the Civil War. His articles and essays have appeared in several publications, including Civil War Times Illustrated, American History Illustrated, and Blue and Gray. He teaches history at Penns Valley High School and lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania.

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