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The Battle Between the Farm Lanes: Hancock Saves the Union Center, Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

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Gettysburg, late afternoon, Thursday, July 2, 1863.

The Union left wing is a shambles. General Dan Sickles has been carried from the field with a gruesome wound and his Third Corps is in full retreat.

Confederate troops cross the Emmitsburg Road and advance on the center of the Union position. There is no coherent Union line, just two-thirds of an over-extended Second Corps
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Paperback, 301 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Ironclad Publishing (first published November 2006)
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Zack
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was ok
David Schultz and David Wieck present a commendable study of the struggle for the Federal left center at Gettysburg on the evening of July 2. The reader can tell from Battle Between the Farm Lanes that Schultz and Wieck are well-informed masters of this particular action, but this work nonetheless suffers from a few distractions. Offering great tactical detail (which this book does) comes with the great responsibility of making such detail readily understood. At times, this book seems as chaotic ...more
Ed P
Aug 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: civil-war
Superb book in that this is one of the more puzzling parts of the second day's action at Gettysburg. This gives a real sense of how the artillery played such an underestimated role in the Army of the Potomac's success in repelling Lee's infantry assaults at Gettysburg.
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