This book contends that Gettyburg was a crucial Union victory, primarily because of the effective leadership of Union forces—not, as has often been said, only because the North was the beneficiary of Lee's mistakes.
Author: Edwin B. Coddington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America's history, and one of the most studied. Professor Coddington's is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue the retreating Confederate forces. This book contends that Gettyburg was a crucial Union victory, primarily because of the effective leadership of Union forces—not, as has often been said, only because the North was the beneficiary of Lee's mistakes.
His second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, was
published in 2005. At the invitation of the National Parks Service, he addressed
the annual meeting of licensed battlefield guides, Get~ tysburg, Pennsylvania, on
the role ...
Author: James M. Paradis
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
The Sesquicentennial edition of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, expands the range of research beyond its original 2006 edition. With a foreword from chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service, Edwin C. Bearss, Paradis sets the stage by introducing readers to the important and colorful members of the black community in and around the town of Gettysburg, including descriptions of Underground Railroad activity in the area. With the outbreak of the Civil War, black volunteers for the Union army were initially rejected. But that did not stop them from assuming non-combatant roles, such as their role as teamsters. Paradis also includes overviews of the African American contribution to the Confederate army and finally the authorization of black troops in the North, with their early action in combat before and during the Gettysburg Campaign. Paradis searingly describes, among other matters, the Invasion of Pennsylvania by the Confederate Army in July, 1863, which would turn into a massive slave hunt with the abduction of free Pennsylvania blacks, precipitating a boom in black resident volunteers in defense of the state. From there, Paradis dives into the fighting in Gettysburg and other Pennsylvania towns, with a focus on black contributions and casualties. Paradis’ work then turns its attention to the aftermath of the battle, including the labor of African Americans in the disinterring of bodies for the National Cemetery. This new edition of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign includes appendices on such matters as black residents and points of interest in the town of Gettysburg, an updated tour of Gettysburg highlighting the roles of African Americans, and finally a list of black veterans who attended the 75th Anniversary reunion in Gettysburg. This work includes over 40 images and several maps. This title is ideal for students, teachers, and scholars of the American Civil War and African American history. Visitors to national parks and anyone who loves American history will find this work a rewarding study of this critical moment in American history and the African American contribution to it.
THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN JUNE JULY 1863 Strategic Setting After the
Confederates ' victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863 , General Robert E. Lee's
Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac , commanded by Maj .
Author: Carol Reardon
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Third in the series of Civil War campaign brochures commemorating our national sacrifices during the American Civil War, The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 describes the turning point in the "Battle Between the States." Authors Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler examine the operations that culminated in the pivotal and devastating three-day Battle of Gettysburg, pitting the Union Army of the Potomac under Maj. Gen. George G. Meade against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. Part of "The U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War" series by the Army Center of Military History, this brochure includes seven maps and seventeen illustrations. Readers interested in the Gettysburg campaign may also want to read theGettysburg National Military Park National Park handbook by the National Park Service.
Gettysburg Magazine, (July 1998), Issue 19, 57-83. Roland, Charles. “Lee's
Invasion Strategy.” North & South. Vol. 1, no. 6, (n.d.). Ryan, Thomas J. “A Battle
of Wits: Intelligence Operations during the Gettysburg Campaign.” Part 1.
Author: Thomas J. Ryan
Publisher: Savas Beatie
As intelligence experts have long asserted, ÒInformation in regard to the enemy is the indispensable basis of all military plans.Ó Despite the thousands of books and articles written about Gettysburg, Tom RyanÕs groundbreaking Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of LeeÕs Invasion of the North, June - July 1863 is the first to offer a unique and incisive comparative study of intelligence operations during what many consider the warÕs decisive campaign. Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this information guided LeeÕs decision-making. Simultaneously, Ryan explores the effectiveness of the Union Army of the PotomacÕs intelligence and counterintelligence operations. Both Maj. Gens. Joe Hooker and George G. Meade relied upon cavalry, the Signal Corps, and an intelligence staff known as the Bureau of Military Information that employed innovative concepts to gather, collate, and report vital information from a variety of sources. The result is an eye-opening, day-by-day analysis of how and why the respective army commanders implemented their strategy and tactics, with an evaluation of their respective performance as they engaged in a battle of wits to learn the enemyÕs location, strength, and intentions. Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign is grounded upon a broad foundation of archival research and a firm understanding of the theater of operations that specialists will especially value. Everyone will appreciate reading about a familiar historic event from a perspective that is both new and enjoyable. One thing is certain: no one will close this book and look at the Gettysburg Campaign in the same way again.
Atlases and Maps The Battlefield at Gettysburg, Thomas A. Desjardin, FNPG,
1998. Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas, Craig L. ... 1863, McElfresh Map Company
LLC., 2007. Gettysburg Campaign Atlas, Philip Laino, Gatehouse Press, 2009.
Author: Rea Andrew Redd
Publisher: Savas Publishing
The Gettysburg Campaign Exam Study Guide, Volume Two contains 600+ questions and answers regarding the armies, chronologies, maps, cemeteries, commanders of the 1863 Pennsylvania Campaign. The book's format and content help a students' exam performance.
Many years ago, the late John Eckerd of Hedgesville loaned me the three books
from his library that contain the official reports and messages of both armies
during the Gettysburg Campaign. When he gave the Official Records to me he
Author: Steve French
Publisher: Savas Publishing
John Daniel Imboden carved out one of the most unique and fascinating careers of the Civil War. In 1859, the lawyer and politician was commissioned a captain in the Staunton (Va.) Artillery. When war broke out in 1861, he served with his battery at Harpers Ferry and First Manassas. In 1862, Imboden raised the 1st Virginia Partisan Rangers and fought in Stonewall Jackson's famed Shenandoah Valley Campaign. A promotion to brigadier general followed in early 1863, as did daring cavalry raids. Imboden served until the end of the war, but it was his service during the Gettysburg Campaign for which he is best remembered. Steve French's Imboden's Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign, the winner of the 2008 Bachelder-Coddington Award, the Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Book Award, and the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, is the first full-length book to tell the story of the general's "finest hour." The brigadier and his 1400-man Northwestern Virginia brigade, which included artillery, infantry and cavalry, spent most of the early days of the campaign raiding along the B&O Railroad in western Virginia, before guarding ammunition and supply trains in the rear of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the three-day (July 1-3, 1863) Battle of Gettysburg. The sharp Confederate defeat forced a hasty retreat , and Lee put Imboden in charge of escorting the wagons filled with thousands of wounded safely back to Virginia. After a harrowing journey beset by heavy rain and attacks by roving bands of Union cavalry, Imboden's seventeen-mile-long "wagon train of misery" finally reached Williamsport, Maryland, where the flooding Potomac River trapped them. On July 5-6, Imboden established a strong defensive position on a ridge outside of town and cobbled together a force of soldiers that included his own brigade, various Confederate units on their way to join the army, 600 teamsters, many walking wounded and over twenty cannons. Demonstrating sound judgment and outstanding bravery, this hastily organized force beat back attacks by two Union cavalry divisions in the "Wagoners Fight." Imboden's efforts saved the wagon train and thousands of men who would otherwise have been captured or killed. General Lee praised Imboden and reported that he "gallantly repulsed" the enemy troopers. French's Imboden's Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign is based on scores of archival sources, newspaper accounts, and an excellent understanding of the terrain. The dozens of maps, photos, and illustrations, coupled with French's smooth prose, tells in riveting detail the full story of the often forgotten but absolutely critical role Imboden and his men played during the final fateful days of the Gettysburg Campaign.
At the close of the Gettysburg campaign three regiments of the brigade to which
the Thirteenth belonged were sent to New York to aid in quelling the riots which
had been in progress there and Colonel Carman commanded the brigade then ...
Author: Samuel Toombs
Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This 19th-century book is a history of the New Jersey regiments involved in the engagements before, during and after the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
Comments on Gettysburg The raid of Stuart with the cavalry force of the Army of "
Northern Virginia " deprived General Lee of the means of obtaining accurate
information as to the movements and disposition of the various corps of the "
Army of ...
Charles Marshall was present , the discussion turned upon the Gettysburg campaign , and those present were not a little startled , by Col. Marshall's
declaring , that he had tried to have General Stuart court - martialed . • Who ? ”
Author: Bradley M. GottfriedPublish On: 2010-06-15
Paired with each map is a fully detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat it depicts—including quotes from eyewitnesses—all of which bring the Gettysburg story to life.
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publisher: Savas Beatie
A comprehensive collection of Civil War maps and battle plans that brought Union and Confederate forces to the largest battle ever fought on American soil. Thousands of books and articles have been written about Gettysburg—but the military operation itself remains one of the most complex and difficult to understand. Here, Bradley M. Gottfried gives readers a unique and thorough study of the campaign that decided the fate of a nation. Enriched with 144 detailed, full-page color maps comprising the entire campaign, The Maps of Gettysburg shows the action as it happened—down to the regimental and battery level, including the marches to and from the battlefield, and virtually every significant event in-between. Paired with each map is a fully detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat it depicts—including quotes from eyewitnesses—all of which bring the Gettysburg story to life. Perfect for the armchair historian or first-hand visitor to the hallowed ground, “no academic library can afford not to include The Maps of Gettysburg as part of their American Civil War Reference collections” (Midwest Book Review).
The statements in the two reports of the commanding general in regard to his
orders and the management of the cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign have
been generally accepted without question; and the criticisms of his staff officers
Author: John Singleton Mosby
Publisher: New York : Moffat, Yard & Company 1908.
THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN IN YORK COUNTY 31 The Gettysbury
Campaign beyan on June 1863 . Tne campaign did not directly affect York until
June 28 of the same year . The Civil War had been a war fought mainly in the
Soutn , but ...
campaign? Did the combination of Brandy Station, Aldie, Middleburg, and
Upperville shake his confidence to the extent that he became timid, more fearful
of ... But the fact was that Stuart did not seem himself during the Gettysburg Campaign.
Author: Gabor S. Boritt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Gabor Boritt has invited nine leading authorities to shed new light on the greatest battle in our history, focusing in particular on the unknown, the controversial, and what might have been. What did the battle do to the people of Gettysburg? What is behind the rise of Joshua Chamberlain to the status of the Hero of the Battle? How did the common soldiers influence the battle? Readers are treated to a fresh account of Pickett's Charge from the rarely-described perspective of the Union soldiers, and to careful new analyses of the battlefield actions of General Ewell and General Daniel Sickles. And throughout the volume, there is much vivid writing, such as a stirring account of the moment when General Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the First Minnesota to "take those colors," sending the Minnesotans into a struggle that would cost most of them their lives but would help save the day for the Union. Offering the insights of America's eminent Civil War scholars, The Gettysburg Nobody Knows provides a marvelously informative reconsideration of this epic event.
In one respect there is a rather remarkable similarity in the incidents of the Gettysburg and of the Chancellorsville campaign . In the latter campaign nearly
the whole of the Federal cavalry had been detached from the army in order to
Category: North American review
Vols. 227-230, no. 2 include: Stuff and nonsense, v. 5-6, no. 8, Jan. 1929-Aug. 1930.
J. Watts De Peyster, “After Gettysburg and at Williamsport,” Army and Navy
Journal 4 (July 27, 1867): 775. ... Edwin B. Coddington, The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968), 532
, 537, 805–6 ...
Author: Gary W. Gallagher
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The six essays in this volume testify to the enduring impact of the Civil War on our national consciousness. Covering subjects as diverse as tactics, the uses of autobiography, and the power of myth-making in the southern tradition, they illustrate the rewards of imaginative scholarship--even for the most intensely studied battle in America's history. The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond brings current research and interpretation to bear on a range of pivotal issues surrounding the final day of the battle, July 3, 1863. This revisionist approach begins by expanding our knowledge of the engagement itself: individual essays address Confederate general James Longstreet's role in Pickett's Charge and Union general George Meade's failure to pursue Lee after the fighting. Other essays widen the scope of investigation to look at contemporary reactions to the Confederate defeat across the South, the construction of narratives by the participants themselves--from Confederate survivors of Pickett's assault to Union sergeant Ben Hirst--and the reverberations of Pickett's final momentous charge. Combining fresh evidence with the reinterpretation of standard sources, these essays refocus our view of the third day at Gettysburg to take in its diverse stories of combat and memory. The contributors are Gary W. Gallagher, William Garrett Piston, Carol Reardon, Robert K. Krick, Robert L. Bee, and A. Wilson Greene.
Sacrificed to the bad management ...of others': Richard H. Anderson's Divi- sion
at the Battle of Gettysburg. In High Water Mark: The Army ofNorthern Virginia in the Gettysburg Campaign. Programs of the Seventh Annual Gettysburg Seminar.
Author: David Reisch
Publisher: Stackpole Books
70 color maps and insightful text tell the hour-by-hour story of the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg.
For an earth scientist's view of Gettysburg, see Brown, Geology and the Gettysburg Campaign. See also Winters et al., Battling the Elements, 126–23.
The planning and execution of the Gettysburg campaign are covered in
Author: Mark Fiege
Publisher: University of Washington Press
In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary nation arises from its environment and struggles to reconcile the diversity of its people with the claim that nature is the source of liberty. Abraham Lincoln, an unlettered citizen from the countryside, steers the Union through a moment of extreme peril, guided by his clear-eyed vision of nature's capacity for improvement. In Topeka, Kansas, transformations of land and life prompt a lawsuit that culminates in the momentous civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education. By focusing on materials and processes intrinsic to all things and by highlighting the nature of the United States, Fiege recovers the forgotten and overlooked ground on which so much history has unfolded. In these pages, the nation's birth and development, pain and sorrow, ideals and enduring promise come to life as never before, making a once-familiar past seem new. The Republic of Nature points to a startlingly different version of history that calls on readers to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience. For more information, visit the author's website: http://republicofnature.com/
Included with each map is explanatory or complimentary text. Of note, Laino includes some "alternate maps" for those facets of the battle in dispute -- four of them in fact, are provided for Vincent's approach to Little Round Top.
Category: Gettysburg (Pa.)
The author has compiled 421 maps in a chronological timeline which take the reader through the Gettysburg Campaign from June 3, 1863 thru July 14, 1863. Included with each map is explanatory or complimentary text. Of note, Laino includes some "alternate maps" for those facets of the battle in dispute -- four of them in fact, are provided for Vincent's approach to Little Round Top. He also cautions the maps are approximations and are not intended to hold up to scrutiny with calipers to measure regimental or brigade fronts, or to calculate distances between landmarks. Also included is an order of battle, listing Union and Confederate units sorted by state, with their corresponding strength and casualty figures.