Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

Gary W. Gallagher Robert L. Bee A. Wilson Greene Robert K. Krick William Garrett Piston Carol Reardon

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Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond 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 ma

  • Title: Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond
  • Author: Gary W. Gallagher Robert L. Bee A. Wilson Greene Robert K. Krick William Garrett Piston Carol Reardon
  • ISBN: 9780807847534
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 GetThe 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.

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    1. Robin Friedman on said:

      Studies Of The Third Day At GettysburgThis book is the final volume of essays on each of the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1 --3, 1863) edited by Professor Gary Gallagher. It includes six essays five of which center upon the final assault on the center of the Union position on Cemetery Ridge on July 3, commonly known as "Pickett's Charge." Although I found the essays illuminating, they do not address the legendary charge itself but deal instead with somewhat collateral issues. Fou [...]

    2. Josh Liller on said:

      Another entry in the Gallagher essay collection series. I thought this is one of the better entries as all essays were at least somewhat interesting.Essay topics:-the surprisingly limited impact of Gettysburg on Confederate morale-the murky history of early July 3 and what Lee and Longstreet actually planned-the postwar arguments about Pickett's Charge, a sort of threeway fight between the Lost Cause, Pickett's men, and men from Pettigrew's and Trimble's divisions-parallel biography of Lewis Arm [...]

    3. Greg on said:

      I know, I know! More Civil war! I read the first forty pages in three books yesterday and just couldn't get into anything. The Civil War is my old reliable. I never tire of it!

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