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Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed

Author: Tom Carhart
Publisher: New York City : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2005.
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A bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War suggests Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have changed the outcome of the war. Conventional wisdom has held that on the third day of the battle, Lee made one profoundly wrong decision. But there is much more to the story, which Tom Carhart addresses for the first time. With meticulous detail, Carhart revisits the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carhart, Tom.
Lost triumph.
New York City : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005
(OCoLC)607595709
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Robert E (Soldat) Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Carhart
ISBN: 0399152490 9780399152498
OCLC Number: 56876696
Description: xiii, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: In Mexico --
Building up to the Civil War --
West Point and West Pointers --
Classic battles of history --
Infantry, artillery, and cavalry in the last Napoleonic War --
The fighting begins --
Early Confederate victories --
Chancellorsville --
Lee moves north --
The Gettysburg fight begins --
Gettysburg, day two --
Plans for day three --
The final plan --
The implementation --
Stuart meets Custer --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Tom Carhart.
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A bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War suggests Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have changed the outcome of the war. Conventional wisdom has held that on the third day of the battle, Lee made one profoundly wrong decision. But there is much more to the story, which Tom Carhart addresses for the first time. With meticulous detail, Carhart revisits the historic battles Lee taught at West Point--the victories of Napoleon at Austerlitz, Frederick the Great at Leuthen, and Hannibal at Cannae--and reveals what they can tell us about Lee's real strategy. What Carhart finds: Lee's plan for a rear assault that, combined with Pickett's Charge, could have broken the Union forces in half. Only in the final hours of the battle was the attack reversed through the daring of an unproven young general--George Armstrong Custer.

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