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Gettysburg 1863: High Tide of the Confederacy (Campaign #52)

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Osprey's study of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble. By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from the European powers who were watching events closely from across the ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 15th 1998 by Osprey Publishing
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Steven Peterson
Aug 23, 2009 Steven Peterson rated it liked it
This is a decent quick and dirty introduction to the battle of Gettysburg. It has some nice visuals (maps of the battlefield from day to day). If one really wants to understand the battle, go to Coddington, Sears, Trudeau, and so on. But for a brief introduction, this is serviceable.

There are some things one might wish to see done differently. There is no map showing the Union forces' "fish hook" position. Given the heavy use of visuals (photos, drawings, maps, etc.), it is surprising that ther
Oct 22, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it
Since we're taking a family trip to Gettysburg at the end of May, I thought this might be a good time to read up a bit on the famous battle.

Gettysburg 1863: High Tide of the Confederecy is a good book for those of us not very well versed in the Civil War. The book gives a brief summary of the commanders on both sides at the begining. The descriptions of the battles are kept brief, and are easy to follow. Readers looking for a more detailed approach to Gettysburg might be disappointed, but for so
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