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Gettysburg : the Meade-Sickles controversy

Autore: Richard Allen Sauers
Editore: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, 2003.
Serie: Military controversies.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: 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
Persona incaricata: George Gordon Meade; Daniel Edgar Sickles; George Gordon Meade; Daniel Edgar Sickles
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Richard Allen Sauers
ISBN: 1574884883 9781574884883
Numero OCLC: 50339842
Note: Series statement on jacket.
Descrizione: xii, 207 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Military controversies.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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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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