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Pickett's charge--the last attack at Gettysburg

Author: Earl J Hess
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With this book, Hess sweeps away the accumulated myths about Pickett's Charge to provide the definitive history of the engagement. He explores why the assault took place, how it was organized, what mistakes were made in launching or repelling it, and what it really meant for the final outcome of the Civil War."
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Hess, Earl J.
Pickett's charge--the last attack at Gettysburg.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606621409
Named Person: George E Pickett; George E Pickett; George E (Soldat) Pickett
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Earl J Hess
ISBN: 0807826480 9780807826485
OCLC Number: 48811356
Description: xvii, 497 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Last Attack at Gettysburg --
Ch. 2. Attackers --
Ch. 3. Defenders --
Ch. 4. Bombardment --
Ch. 5. To Emmitsburg Road --
Ch. 6. To the Stone Fence --
Ch. 7. High Tide --
Ch. 8. Repulse --
Ch. 9. Glory Enough --
Epilogue. Making Sense of Pickett's Charge --
Order of Battle.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Earl J. Hess.
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Sweeping away many of the myths that have long surrounded Pickett's Charge, the author offers the history of the most famous military action of the Civil War. He transforms exhaustive research into a  Read more...

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"Probably the best book on Pickett's Charge that has been written to date." - Journal of Military History"

 
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