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Gettysburg : the Meade-Sickles controversy

Author: Richard Allen Sauers
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2003.
Series: Military controversies.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"On July 2, 1863, the second day of fighting at Gettysburg, Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, in an ill-conceived interpretation of his orders, advanced his men beyond the established Union line and exposed his flanks to a potentially devastating Confederate attack. Shortly after being reprimanded by his commander, Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, for endangering the entire Union Army. Sickles was hit by a cannonball. He
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sauers, Richard Allen.
Gettysburg.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2003
(OCoLC)606932826
Online version:
Sauers, Richard Allen.
Gettysburg.
Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2003
(OCoLC)608623692
Named Person: George Gordon Meade; Daniel Edgar Sickles; George Gordon Meade; Daniel Edgar Sickles
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allen Sauers
ISBN: 1574884883 9781574884883
OCLC Number: 50339842
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Description: xii, 207 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Background : the Gettysburg campaign through July 1 --
The second day at Gettysburg --
Germination : the Committee on the Conduct of the War --
Postwar development of the controversy, 1869-1930 --
The controversy within the context of Gettysburg historiography --
Confederate movements on the right flank at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 --
General Sickles and his orders, July 2, 1863 --
The weak position on Cemetery Ridge --
The supposed retreat from Gettysburg.
Series Title: Military controversies.
Responsibility: Richard A. Sauers.
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On July 2, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles misinterpreted his orders, advancing his men beyond the established Union line and endangering the entire Union Army. For  Read more...

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"This well-researched book is a significant contribution to the historiography of the Battle of Gettysburg." --THE JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY

 
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