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Pickett's charge : eyewitness accounts at the Battle of Gettysburg

Author: Richard M Rollins
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2005, ©1994.
Series: Stackpole military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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On the final day of the battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee ordered one of the most famous infantry assaults of all time: Pickett's Charge. Following a thundering artillery barrage, thousands of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Named Person: George E Pickett; George E Pickett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Rollins
ISBN: 0811732355 9780811732352
OCLC Number: 58043113
Notes: Originally published: Redondo Beach, CA : Rank and File Publications, 1994.
Description: xii, 420 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: "It was not ordered without mature consideration" : planning the charge --
"They would have made the charge without an officer of any description" : preparing for the charge --
"It seemed that death was in every foot of space" : the cannonade --
"Everything was a wild kaleidoscopic whirl" : the charge of Pickett's division --
"Great praise is due the enlisted men" : the federal left --
"The colors were planted on the works" : the charge of Pettigrew's and Trimble's divisions --
"Our artillery --
saved the day and won the victory" : the federal right --
"Let them come up close before you fire" : the angle --
"The fault is entirely my own" : afterword.
Series Title: Stackpole military history series.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Rollins.
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