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Title:
Three days at Gettysburg : essays on Confederate and Union leadership
Author:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Publication Information:
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xiii, 373 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes The first day at Gettysburg (1992) and The second day at Gettysburg (1993) with new essays.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1440 Lexile.
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
The first day at Gettysburg.

The second day at Gettysburg.
ISBN:
9780873386296
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

No Civil War military campaign has inspired as much controversy about leadership as has Gettysburg. Because it was a defining event for both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia, the debates began almost immediately after the battle, and they continue today.

Three Days at Gettysburg contains essays from noted Civil War historians on leadership during the battle. The contributors to this volume believe there is room for scholarship that revisits the sources on which earlier accounts have been based and challenges prevailing interpretations of key officers' performances. They have trained their investigative lens on some obvious and some relatively neglected figures, with an eye toward illuminating not only what happened at Gettysburg but also the nature of command at different levels.

The contributors to this volume believe there is room for scholarship that revisits the sources on which earlier accounts have been based and challenges prevailing interpretations of key officers' performances. They have trained their investigative lens on some obvious and some relatively neglected figures, with an eye toward illuminating not only what happened at Gettysburg but also the nature of the command at different levels.


Author Notes

Gary W. Gallagher is professor of history at the University of Virginia. He is a contributing editor of The Kent State University Press publications Antietam: Essays on the 1862 Maryland Campaign (1989); Struggle for the Shenandoah: Essays on the 1864 Valley Campaign (1991); The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership (1992); and The Second Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership (1993).


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
R. E. Lee and July I at Gettysburgp. 3
Confederate Corps Leadership on the First Day at Gettysburg: A. P. Hill and Richard S. Ewell in a Difficult Debutp. 25
From Chancellorsville to Cemetery Hill: O. O. Howard and Eleventh Corps Leadershipp. 44
Three Confederate Disasters on Oak Ridge: Failures of Brigade Leadership on the First Day at Gettysburgp. 72
If the Enemy is There, We Must Attack Him: R. E. Lee and the Second Day at Gettysburgp. 109
The Peach Orchard Revisited: Daniel E. Sickles and the Third Corps on July 2, 1863p. 130
If Longstreet ... Says So, It is Most Likely Not True: James Longstreet and the Second Day at Gettysburgp. 147
A Step All-Important and Essential to Victory: Henry W Slocum and the Twelfth Corps on July 1-2, 1863p. 169
No Troops on the Field Had Done Better: John C. Caldwell's Division in the Wheatfield, July 2, 1863p. 204
Rarely Has More Skill, Vigor, or Wisdom Been Shown: George G. Meade on July 3 at Gettysburgp. 231
James Longstreet's Virginia Defendersp. 245
Every Map of the Field Cries out about It: The Failure of Confederate Artillery at Pickett's Chargep. 270
I Do Not Believe That Pickett's Division Would Have Reached Our Line: Henry J. Hunt and the Union Artillery on July 3, 1863p. 284
Appendixp. 307
Notesp. 311
Bibliographic Essayp. 357
Contributorsp. 363
Indexp. 365

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