RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51293934 LA English T1 The Union generals speak : the Meade hearings on the Battle of Gettysburg A1 Hyde, Bill,, PB Louisiana State University Press PP Baton Rouge YR 2003 SN 0807125814 9780807125816 AB "The Union Generals Speak is the first annotated edition of the 1864 congressional investigation into Major General George Gordon Meade's conduct during the Gettysburg campaign. The transcripts alone, which present eyewitness accounts from sixteen participant officers at Gettysburg, offer a wealth of information about the what and the why of one of the most pivotal battles in American history; but it is the addition of contextual comments and background material by Bill Hyde that unleashes this virtually untapped resource for readers. Laden with ulterior motives, prejudices, faulty recollection, and outright lies, the Joint Committee on the Conduct of War's report is a minefield of inaccuracies. Hyde's comprehensive analysis, informed by recent scholarship, transforms it into an accessible, rewarding aid for students of the Gettysburg chapter in the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET.