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The Generals Of Gettysburg: the Leaders Of America's Greatest Battle
by Larry Tagg
Filled with insightful anecdotes and lively narrative, The Generals of Gettysburg presents detailed information on the character and personality of all 133 combat-command officers as well as an in-depth account of each man's actions on the field. This marriage of character --the features and attributes of a man--with each general's battlefield record, offers new insights i ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 19th 2003 by Da Capo Press
(first published December 21st 1998)
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Nov 22, 2010 Eric rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Gettysburg buffs, fans of obscure military leaders
Tagg's book is essentially a series of short biographical essays on every brigade-level or higher commander at Gettysburg. Although some of the most famous are certainly covered in more depth elsewhere, there are many moderately well-known or obscure generals (and colonels) who get their moment in the spotlight. Each general gets a brief biography leading up to the battle, then a description of his action during the three days at Gettysburg, and a final note on his fate after July 1863. Although ...more
This book was recommended to me by my father in law. It’s basic premise being that most books on historic battles focus on strategy and ignore the human element of character. While I think it is an interesting premise, and I did learn a great deal, it was repetitive.