skip to content
Gettysburg : the pivotal battle of the Civil War Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Gettysburg : the pivotal battle of the Civil War

Author: R K Beecham
Publisher: Stamford, CT. : Longmeadow Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"It is 1899. While the rest of the country enjoys the 'happy days of peace' ... R.K. Beecham returns to the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, reliving the violence that colored the front-line and remembering the courageous men who fought there ... Beecham relates the three-day battle from several perspectives: a young soldier caught in the tumult of war; an aged veteran recalling the day's glory and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Named Person: R K Beecham; R K Beecham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R K Beecham
ISBN: 0681007583 9780681007581
OCLC Number: 30157734
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : A.C. McClurg, 1911.
"A Platinum Press book."
Includes index.
Description: 298 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The veteran's mecca --
The war and its slow progress --
A glance at the campaigns leading up to Gettysburg --
Comparative strengths of the armies --
A peculiar feature of the battle --
The order of going into battle --
The meeting of the ways --
July First, 1863 --
Howard in command --
What we saw from Seminary Ridge --
Lee and his mistakes --
Reynolds --
Meade's strategy --
Lines which were and lines which were not formed --
Sickles' salient --
Peach orchard --
The whirlpool of battle --
Little Round Top, and the bloody sunset hour --
Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill --
The night and the council --
Slocum's battle and Stuart's defeat --
The great cannonade --
Pickett's charge --
Gettysburg to Appomattox --
The Umbrella Grove and the First Minnesota --
The "bloody angle" and the "high tide."
Responsibility: by R.K. Beecham.

Abstract:

"It is 1899. While the rest of the country enjoys the 'happy days of peace' ... R.K. Beecham returns to the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, reliving the violence that colored the front-line and remembering the courageous men who fought there ... Beecham relates the three-day battle from several perspectives: a young soldier caught in the tumult of war; an aged veteran recalling the day's glory and tragedy; and a concerned civilian who, nearly after three decades of war, reflects on how the events at Gettysburg permanently altered the nation. Beecham's own eyewitness account and testimony of other Northerns and Southerns who fought at Gettysburg places the reader in the midst of the unfolding battle"--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30157734> # Gettysburg : the pivotal battle of the Civil War
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "30157734" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Place/stamford_ct> ; # Stamford, CT.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1214261> ; # Pennsylvania--Gettysburg.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Organization/united_states_army_iron_brigade_1861_1865> ; # United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/53204939> ; # Robert K. Beecham
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Event/1863> ; # 1863
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/127985593> ; # United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1404274> ; # Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/973.7349/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Topic/gettysburg_battle_of_gettysburg_pa_1863> ; # Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Person/beecham_r_k_robert_k_1838_1920> ; # Robert K. Beecham
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/53204939> ; # Robert K. Beecham
   schema:datePublished "1994" ;
   schema:description ""It is 1899. While the rest of the country enjoys the 'happy days of peace' ... R.K. Beecham returns to the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, reliving the violence that colored the front-line and remembering the courageous men who fought there ... Beecham relates the three-day battle from several perspectives: a young soldier caught in the tumult of war; an aged veteran recalling the day's glory and tragedy; and a concerned civilian who, nearly after three decades of war, reflects on how the events at Gettysburg permanently altered the nation. Beecham's own eyewitness account and testimony of other Northerns and Southerns who fought at Gettysburg places the reader in the midst of the unfolding battle"--Jacket."@en ;
   schema:description "The veteran's mecca -- The war and its slow progress -- A glance at the campaigns leading up to Gettysburg -- Comparative strengths of the armies -- A peculiar feature of the battle -- The order of going into battle -- The meeting of the ways -- July First, 1863 -- Howard in command -- What we saw from Seminary Ridge -- Lee and his mistakes -- Reynolds -- Meade's strategy -- Lines which were and lines which were not formed -- Sickles' salient -- Peach orchard -- The whirlpool of battle -- Little Round Top, and the bloody sunset hour -- Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill -- The night and the council -- Slocum's battle and Stuart's defeat -- The great cannonade -- Pickett's charge -- Gettysburg to Appomattox -- The Umbrella Grove and the First Minnesota -- The "bloody angle" and the "high tide.""@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2753450> ;
   schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Gettysburg : the pivotal battle of the Civil War"@en ;
   schema:productID "30157734" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30157734#PublicationEvent/stamford_ct_longmeadow_press_1994> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Agent/longmeadow_press> ; # Longmeadow Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780681007581> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/30157734> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Agent/longmeadow_press> # Longmeadow Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Longmeadow Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Organization/united_states_army_iron_brigade_1861_1865> # United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Person/beecham_r_k_robert_k_1838_1920> # Robert K. Beecham
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1838" ;
   schema:deathDate "1920" ;
   schema:familyName "Beecham" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert K." ;
   schema:givenName "R. K." ;
   schema:name "Robert K. Beecham" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2753450#Topic/gettysburg_battle_of_gettysburg_pa_1863> # Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
    a schema:Intangible ;
   rdfs:seeAlso <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008118152> ;
   schema:name "Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1214261> # Pennsylvania--Gettysburg.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Pennsylvania--Gettysburg." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1404274> # Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/127985593> # United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865)
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/53204939> # Robert K. Beecham
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1838" ;
   schema:deathDate "1920" ;
   schema:familyName "Beecham" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert K." ;
   schema:givenName "R. K." ;
   schema:name "Robert K. Beecham" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780681007581>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0681007583" ;
   schema:isbn "9780681007581" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.