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Gettysburg, Day Three

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Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat of the entire engagement. Drawing on hundreds of sources, including more than 400 manuscript collections, he offers brief excerpts from the letters and diaries of ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 2nd 2002 by Simon & Schuster (first published February 2001)
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Excellent! A fine and well balanced study of the third day at Gettysburg. Wert covers all of the action including Culp's Hill and the cavalry action both east and south of the battlefield. Obviously the Picket/Pettigrew Charge looms large in the story and takes up a considerable amount of space.

Since most people aren't interested in the many controversies of Gettysburg, Did Lee issue orders for the 3rd? Why didn't Longstreet call up Pickett until the morning of the 3rd? What were Lee's original
Maybe the definitive story of this part of the battle. I think you leave this book with an appreciation of the stoic heroism on both sides, the horror of civil war battles, and a profound melancholy for the almost unheard of losses on both sides.
Keith Slade
Good, detailed account of the last part of this great battle, which included Pickett's charge. This was the downward turning point for the Confederacy.
Kate Willis
Not a terribly smooth read, but chock full of riveting firsthand accounts. Worth the read, but not difficult to put down.
As a history buff, I really enjoyed reading about the third day of this famous battle.
Kirk Bower
Very detailed account of military strategy.
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