Pickett's Charge--The Last Attack at Gettysburg

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UNC Press Books, Jul 1, 2011 - History - 520 pages
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Sweeping away many of the myths that have long surrounded Pickett's Charge, Earl Hess offers the definitive history of the most famous military action of the Civil War. He transforms exhaustive research into a moving narrative account of the assault from both Union and Confederate perspectives, analyzing its planning, execution, aftermath, and legacy.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Last Attack at Gettysburg
1
Chapter 2 The Attackers
36
Chapter 3 The Defenders
82
Chapter 4 The Bombardment
125
Chapter 5 To Emmitsburg Road
166
Chapter 6 To the Stone Fence
201
Chapter 7 High Tide
248
Chapter 8 The Repulse
296
Chapter 9 Glory Enough
341
Making Sense of Picketts Charge
385
Order of Battle
405
Notes
409
Bibliography
459
Index
483
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Earl J. Hess is Stewart W. McClelland Chair in history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is author of several books on the Civil War, includingThe Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combat, and coauthor of Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West.

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