Gettysburg : the last invasion /

From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a new history--the most intimate and richly readable account we have had--of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the com...

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Main Author: Guelzo, Allen C., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Vintage Books 2014.
Edition:First Vintage Books edition.
Series:Vintage Civil War library.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part 1, The march up :
  • 1. People who will not give in
  • 2. There were never such men in an army before
  • 3. This campaign is going to end this show
  • 4. A perfectly surplus body of men
  • 5. Victory will inevitably attend our arms
  • 6. A goggle-eyed old snapping turtle
  • 7. A universal panic prevails
  • 8. You will have to fight like the devil to hold your own
  • Part 2, The first day :
  • 9. The devil's to pay
  • 10. You stand alone, between the Rebel Army and your homes!
  • 11. The dutch run and leave us to fight
  • 12. Go in, South Carolina
  • 13. If the enemy is there to-morrow, we must attack him
  • Part 3, The second day :
  • 14. One of the bigger bubbles of the scum
  • 15. You are to hold this ground at all costs
  • 16. I have never been in a hotter place
  • 17. The supreme moment of the war had come
  • 18. Remember Harper's Ferry
  • 19. We are the Louisiana Tigers!
  • 20. Let us have no more retreats
  • Part 4, The third day :
  • 21. The general plan of attack was unchanged
  • 22. Are you going to do your duty today?
  • 23. The shadow of a cloud across a sunny field
  • 24. As clear a defeat as our army ever met with
  • 25. There is bad faith somewhere
  • 26. To sweep and plunder the battle grounds.