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Gettysburg battlefield : the definitive illustrated history

Author: David J Eicher
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A day-by-day account through the decisive 1863 Civil War battle, illustrated with more than 480 photographs, and accompanied by essays from Civil War experts on various aspects of the conflict.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Aufsatzsammlung
Bildband
Named Person: George Gordon Meade
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Eicher
ISBN: 0811828689 9780811828680
OCLC Number: 51438515
Description: 296 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm
Contents: Forward / by James M. McPherson --
Lee's army moves north : June 9-July1, 1863 --
Map: Lee crosses the Potomac River, June 25, 1863 --
Map: Situation on the evening of June 28, 1863 --
Map: Situation on the evening of June 30, 1863 --
Shots crackle along Willoughby's run : July 1, 1863 --
Map: The battle opens on McPherson's ridge, about 9 a.m. --
Map: Clash along the Chambersburg Pike, mid-morning --
Map: Ewell's southward attack, about 2:30 p.m. --
A dizzying retreat through town : July 1, 1863 --
Map: The Union 11th Corps collapses, mid-afternoon --
Map: Union troops regroup on Cemetery Hill, evening --
James Longstreet prepares for attack : July 2, 1863 --
Map: Longstreet forms for attack, noon-4 p.m. --
Map: Sickles creates a salient, about 3 p.m. --
Union forces seize the high ground : July 2, 1863 --
Map: Longstreet's men attack, 4 p.m. and later --
Map: Heavy action at the Devil's Den, late afternoon --
Map: Little Round Top, final assault, late afternoon --
Map: Bloody attacks in the wheatfield, late afternoon --
Map: The peach orchard, 5:30-7:30 p.m. --
Map: Cemetery Ridge, 7-8 p.m. --
Map: Early's division attacks east Cemetery Hill, about 7:30 p.m. --
Confederates attack Culp's Hill : July 3, 1863 --
Map: Culp's Hill, daybreak --
Map: Johnson attacks Culp's Hill a second time, about 8 a.m. --
Map: Final attack on Culp's Hill, late morning --
The bloody repulse of Pickett's charge : July 3, 1863 --
Map: The Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble charge, mid-afternoon --
Map: The cavalry clash east of Gettysburg, mid-afternoon --
Retreat to the Potomac : July 4-July 14, 1863 --
Map: Lee's retreat, July 13, 1863 --
One day in November : November 19, 1863.
Responsibility: David J. Eicher ; foreword by James M. McPherson ; three-dimensional maps by Lee Vande Visse.
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In this robust volume, Eicher takes the reader on a day-by-day journey through the largest and deadliest military campaign ever waged in the Western Hemisphere. 486 archival and modern photos, some  Read more...

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The Civil War changed the course of America, and, the battle that changed the course of the war was fought on farmland at Gettysburg, Pa. That battle is re-created in "Gettysburg Battlefield: The Read more...

 
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