Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, Gettysburg to Appomattox
An unquestioned masterpiece of the historian's art, and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War.
In Gettysburg to Appomattox, Douglas Southall Freeman concludes his monumental three-volume study of Lee's command of the Confederacy, a dramatic history that brings to vivid life the men in that command and the part each played in this country's most tragic struggle.
Volume three continues the stirring account of Lee's army, from the costly battle at Gettysburg, through the deepening twilight of the South's declining military might, to the tragic inward collapse of Lee's command and his formal surrender in 1865. To his unparalleled descriptions of Lee's subordinates and the operations in which they participated, Dr. Freeman adds an insightful analysis of the lessons that were to be learned from the story of the Army of Northern Virginia and their bearing upon the future military development of the nation.
As in the first two volumes, portrait photographs, military maps, several appendixes, and a bibliography add to the clarity and richness of the book. The complete three-volume study, Lee's Lieutenants, is a classic touchstone in the literature of American biography, and in all the literature of war.
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were heavily engaged with about an equal number of the enemy's guns for over
a half hour . . ." 45 At the time, neither Hill nor his chief of artillery seems to have
asked whether so much of the artillery ammunition of the Corps should have
In no more time than was required for a messenger to reach Walton and for
another to run from the Colonel to the nearest guns, Longstrcet heard one
cannon shot in the vicinity of the Apple Orchard,68 and then another. It was 1 107
p.m.69 In ...
When, presently, he saw Page's guns moving up, he sent back to order a gallop.
80 To some eyes, the guns had appeared to move slowly,81 but at Johnson's
word, the drivers lashed the teams. Bouncing and careening, the artillery rushed
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