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The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863

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So much has been written about Gettysburg, goes the well-worn cliche, that there is nothing new left to write. The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863, by David L. Shultz and Scott L. Mingus Sr. aptly demonstrates that there is indeed still much to learn about the war s largest and bloodiest battle.Based upon a faulty ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 19th 2015 by Savas Beatie (first published December 3rd 2011)
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Steven Peterson
Mar 29, 2016 Steven Peterson rated it really liked it
A remarkable book. I have read a number of books looking at the second day of Gettysburg; I have read quite a few books about the whole battle--with considerable discussion of the second day. And this ranks as one of the very best volumes on the subject.

There is a very detailed description of events taking place at different parts of the battlefield. The book examines a number of issues: the slow start of James Longstreet's corps to the front; the erroneous view of Robert E. Lee as to the positi
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Dec 05, 2015 Robin Friedman rated it it was amazing
With the extensive nature of the primary and secondary source material and the fascination and importance of the subject, there always is something to learn about the battle of Gettysburg. Historians say that the battle is "overdetermined" by the wealth of source material which means simply that it can be studied from a variety of perspectives. This new study, "The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863" (2015) focuses on the Union center during the ...more
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When I first saw that this book was being written, I was excited. Most people would not bat an eye at a book about the second day at Gettysburg, but this book dealt with an area which has been largely ignored in history. Most books focus on the southern end of the battle where many names ring out true: Chamberlain, Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, and Hood. But this book deals with the center of the Union fishhook; most coverage on the center of the fishhook has to do with the action on the ...more
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