A Rebel in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg Annotated #ad - Every memoir of the american Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. With great pride and seemingly no lasting bitterness, John Lewis recalls that fateful day and all his other days in a butternut uniform. But it's not all blood and glory. John lewis fought for virginia in the Confederate army at Malvern Hill, Antietam, and elsewhere.
Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the PotomacIndependently published #ad - Recollections of a private soldier in the army of the Potomac is a wonderfully refreshing account of the American Civil War that takes the reader to the heart of what it would have been like to have served in the front ranks. Wilkeson’s words have a robustness that remind us that colorful writing was in the American air, and contemporaries like Mark Twain didn’t come out of the blue or the gray.
Robert cowley, historynet “deeply portrays the experience of the ordinary soldier on campaign and in battle. Civil war talk “the memoir is unlike most others by Civil War Veterans who tended to romanticize and sometimes glorify the experiences they went through. Wilkeson and his fellow comrades who lived on the frontlines of the conflict had no need to rescue their reputations or assert their actions and thus their accounts provide a brilliant and unbiased alternative view of this bloody war.
Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac #ad - . But what about the voices of the common soldier? frank wilkeson, when he wrote his account of the civil war, aimed to rectify this and reassert the importance of looking at the accounts of the men who carried the muskets, served the guns, and rode their saddles into the heat of battle. After lying about his age Frank Wilkeson was just sixteen when he joined the Union Army in 1864.
As he states in his preface, “the epauleted history has been largely inspired by vanity or jealousy, saving and excepting forever the immortal record”. Who beside the enlisted men can tell how the fierce confederates looked and fought behind their earthworks and in the open; how the heroic soldiers of the impoverished South were clothed, Lee, Johnston, armed, Hood, and fed? The memoirs of Grant, Gordon, and other civil war generals are some of our most common sources that we look at when learning about this tumultuous conflict.
The Battle of Gettysburg Expanded, AnnotatedIndependently published #ad - Men of the philadelphia Brigade, however, took exception to Haskell's portrayal of their men at Gettysburg. The reply is a somewhat amusing statement but is in itself an interesting example of the passions that Gettysburg has generated for well over a century. Included in this edition is their 1910 reply to a narrative that was never intended for publication.
Haskell was not only singled out by General Hancock for praise of his actions in the battle, he was quoted in Ken Burns' epic Civil War documentary. The dartmouth-educated haskell provided a compelling and exciting narrative in a long letter to his brother, written just days after the battle. First published privately by his brother in 1878 Haskell was killed at Cold Harbor, it was later reprinted for the public.
The Battle of Gettysburg Expanded, Annotated #ad - Haskell's details are to be found nowhere else and make for a superb first-person account of one of America's most important battles. Frank haskell's eyewitness account of the Battle of Gettysburg has been considered a classic for nearly 140 years. Every memoir of the american Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever.
Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg RoadSavas Beatie #ad - Daniel sickles, a scheming former congressman from New York, misinterpreted his orders and occupied the orchard first. What followed was some of Gettysburg’s bloodiest and most controversial fighting. The occupation of the high ground at the Peach Orchard helped General Lee rationalize ordering the tragic July 3 assault known as “Pickett’s Charge.
This richly detailed study is based upon scores of primary accounts and a deep understanding of the terrain. Hessler and isenberg, both gettysburg licensed Battlefield Guides, combine the military aspects of the fighting with human interest stories in a balanced treatment of the bloody attack and defense of Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard.
Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road #ad - General sickles’s questionable advance forced Longstreet’s artillery and infantry to fight for every inch of ground to Cemetery Ridge. The historiography of the battle’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top, but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard.
The command decisions made in and around the Sherfy property influenced actions on every part of the battlefield. Gen. However, Union Maj. The offensive was intended to seize the Peach Orchard and surrounding ground along the Emmitsburg Road for use as an artillery position to support the ongoing attack.
Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863Modern Library #ad - A matchless account of the battle of gettysburg, drawn from shelby foote’s landmark history of the Civil War Shelby Foote’s monumental three-part chronicle, was hailed by Walker Percy as “an unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, The Civil War: A Narrative, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist.
Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 #ad - Here is the central chapter of the central volume, and therefore the capstone of the arch, in a single volume. Used book in Good Condition. Complete with detailed maps, stars in their courses brilliantly recreates the three-day conflict: It is a masterly treatment of a key great battle and the events that preceded it—not as legend has it but as it really was, before it became distorted by controversy and overblown by remembered glory.
Our Fathers at Gettysburg: A Step by Step Description of the Greatest Battle of the American Civil WarCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - This guide will help you find all the important locales and understand what the participants saw in 1863, even if you have no prior knowledge of the battle. Clearly written and illustrated with maps, photographs and illustrations, this is the book to have if you really want to understand step by step what happened during those three terrible days at Gettysburg.
Designed to enhance the experience of both those reading about the battle for the first time, as well as Civil War “Ahololics”, this guide can be used alone, or as a great way to prepare for a future visit to the battlefield. But even careful students of Gettysburg can find themselves confused when reading about, or visiting, the battlefield.
Our Fathers at Gettysburg: A Step by Step Description of the Greatest Battle of the American Civil War #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Over 100 large battlefield maps * loaded with photos, the wheatfield, devil’s den, illustrations and Discussion * Integrated with online Google Maps Little Round Top, the Railroad Cut, The Peach Orchard, Pickett’s Charge — these were the turning points within the most important battle of the bloodiest war in American history.
Here, finally, is a convenient guide for serious student and casual visitor alike which covers the sweep of events and the geography of the battlefield, step by step.
At Gettysburg and Elsewhere Expanded, Annotated: The Civil War Memoir of John GibbonIndependently published #ad - Gibbon was a central figure at Gettysburg, with Pickett's Charge aimed right at the forces he commanded. Gibbon wrote plainly about the great men with whom he served, some of whom he greatly admired and some who were difficult. Every memoir of the american Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever.
At Gettysburg and Elsewhere Expanded, Annotated: The Civil War Memoir of John Gibbon #ad - One of the most important figures of the American Civil War penned this fascinating and unique memoir. John gibbon's recollections of his service at Gettysburg and other great battles is frank and personal. Used book in Good Condition. Wounded on the third day of the battle, he supplemented his memoir with portions of the outstanding narrative of that day by his aide, Lieutenant Frank Haskell.
This is not an overview of great battles but a soldier's account of the trials and triumphs of four years of horrific conflict. Here are anecdotes of lincoln, meade, Hooker, Hancock, Pope, Grant, and many others that you won't read anywhere else.
Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War SniperPelican Publishing #ad - The result of 15 years of scholarship, this meticulously researched and beautifully written work is the only account of Hinson's life ever recorded and involves an unbelievable cast of characters, Jesse James, including the Earp brothers, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Used book in Good Condition. This remarkable biography presents the story of Jack Hinson, at the age of 57, a lone Confederate sniper who, waged a personal war on Grant's army and navy.
He commissioned a special rifle for long-range accuracy, he took to the woods, and he set out for revenge. After union soldiers seized and murdered his sons, placing their decapitated heads on the gateposts of his estate, Hinson could remain indifferent no longer. Pelican Publishing Company. Opposed to secession and a friend to Union and Confederate commanders alike, he did not want a war.
Jack Hinson's One-Man War, A Civil War Sniper #ad - The true story of one man's reluctant but relentless war against the invaders of his country. A quiet, wealthy plantation owner, Jack Hinson watched the start of the Civil War with disinterest.
Gettysburg's Most Hellish Battleground: The Devil's Den, July 2, 1863America Through Time #ad - Therefore, the important contest for possession of the first Union left flank at the Devil's Den and Houck's Ridge was crucial on the bloody afternoon that decided the fate of America. During the crucial three days of combat at Gettysburg, the most nightmarish place on the entire battlefield was appropriately named the Devil's Den.
Nevertheless, the dramatic story of the successful turning of the first Union left flank has been long overlooked and ignored largely because of the giant historical shadow cast by the more famous struggle at Little Round Top, which was only the second and last fight for the southern flank of both armies on July 2.
The tenacious struggle that raged beyond control at the battle-line's southern end was all-important, because the Devil's Den and Houck's Ridge anchored the left flank of the over-extended Union battle-line, before Federal troops occupied Little Round Top to the east. Pelican Publishing Company. Used book in Good Condition.
Gettysburg's Most Hellish Battleground: The Devil's Den, July 2, 1863 #ad - . The battle-hardened veterans of lieutenant general james Longstreet's First Corps captured this vital sector-- the first Union left flank--in one of the few Southern successes of the second day, after some of the war's most bitter fighting. This jumble of huge boulders situated at the southern end of Houck's Ridge was truly a hell on earth during the decisive afternoon of July 2, 1863.
An Officer in the Iron Brigade Abridged, AnnotatedIndependently published #ad - His description of the fighting from the Wilderness to Spotslyvania is some of the most harrowing you'll ever read. May god save me and my men from any more such trials. There were more trials to come for the Sixth Wisconsin. At the end, he and his men were mentally, spiritually, and physically exhausted. At antietam, gettysburg, fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Grant's Overland Campaign, the Iron Brigade suffered the highest percentage of casualties of any in the war.
Pelican Publishing Company. But after seeing friends die and horribly maimed, Dawes stayed with the brigade until it mustered out. One of the most exciting, well-written, and important memoirs of the American Civil War from one of its most accomplished warriors: Colonel Rufus R. Dawes of the sixth Wisconsin—The Iron Brigade.
An Officer in the Iron Brigade Abridged, Annotated #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The experience of the past few days seem more like a horrible dream than the reality. Every memoir of the american Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. After gettysburg, he wrote: "my horse was shot under me early in the fight, where he led the charge on the railroad cut on July 1, which perhaps saved my life.
It seemed to dawes that every time he saw the worst that he could see, it got worse.
A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and PeopleThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - This second, updated edition of the acclaimed a field Guide to Gettysburg will lead visitors to every important site across the battlefield and also give them ways to envision the action and empathize with the soldiers involved and the local people into whose lives and lands the battle intruded. Pelican Publishing Company.
A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People #ad - Divided into three day-long tours, maps, and illustrations, this newly improved and expanded edition offers important historical background and context for the reader while providing answers to six key questions: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? And what did the participants have to say about it later?With new stops, the second edition of A Field Guide to Gettysburg remains the most comprehensive guide to the events and history of this pivotal battle of the Civil War.
Both carol reardon and tom vossler are themselves experienced guides who understand what visitors to Gettysburg are interested in, but they also bring the unique perspectives of a scholar and a former army officer. Used book in Good Condition.