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Pickett's Charge: Eyewitness Accounts
The first new book in almost 40 years on the Civil War's most legendary encounter, including many previously unpublished accounts. This is the full story, told through the eyes of everyone from generals to privates.
Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Rank and File Publishers
(first published 1997)
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This is a strong account about one of the pivotal moments in the battle of Gettysburg. I have never really read eyewitness accounts before but this was illuminating. Rollins does a great job of presenting a variety of perspectives on each moment during the battle. These are more short essays (in some cases even just a paragraph or two) about the various aspects of Pickett's Charge. From the discussions between Lee and Longstreet, where the latter did not agree with Lee's plan and advocated for a ...more