The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command

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Simon and Schuster, 1968 - Biography & Autobiography - 866 pages
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The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America's history, and one of the most studied.

Professor Coddington's is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue the retreating Confederate forces. This book contends that Gettyburg was a crucial Union victory, primarily because of the effective leadership of Union forces—not, as has often been said, only because the North was the beneficiary of Lee's mistakes.
 

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Contents

Lee Prepares for a Summer Campaign 1863
3
Hooker Marks Time
26
Brandy Station a Double Surprise
47
Armies on the Move
73
Hooker Bows Out
103
Pennsylvania Prepares for Invasion
134
The Confederates Plunder Pennsylvania
153
The Confederates Move to Battle
180
The Fight for Little Round Top and the Peach Orchard
385
The Whole Union Line Ablaze
411
Lee and Meade Ponder and Plan
442
The Battle for Culps Hill July 3
465
Picketts Charge
493
Retreat and Pursuit
535
Official Rosters
575
Army of Northern Virginia
587

Meade Takes Over
209
Arms and Men
242
Reynolds Accepts a Challenge
260
The Fruits of Victory Elude Lee
286
Meade Prepares for Battle
323
Lee Plans an Offensive
359
List of Abbreviations
597
Notes
599
Bibliography
823
Index
840
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