Battle Of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over three days, July 1st to 3rd, 1863, as part of the American Civil War. The Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by George G. Meade, defeated the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Robert E. Lee. Over 46,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or captured. Many historians consider the battle of Gettysburg the turning point of the war.

Bibliographers estimate that perhaps over 30,000 books have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg or the Gettysburg campaign.

The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
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Cain at Gettysburg
Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command
The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook: Facts, Photos, and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, June 9 - July 14, 1863 (Savas Beatie Handbook)
Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage
Gettysburg, Day Three
Gettysburg--The First Day
Gettysburg: Day Two A Study In Maps
Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg
The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership
The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863

Michael Shaara
I've been a soldier all my life. I've fought from the ranks on up, you know my service. But sir, I must tell you now, I believe this attack will fail. No 15,000 men ever made could take that ridge. It's a distance of more than a mile, over open ground. When the men come out of the trees, they will be under fire from Yankee artillery from all over the field. And those are Hancock's boys! And now, they have the stone wall like we did at Fredericksburg. - Lieutenant General James Longstreet to Gen ...more
Michael Shaara, The Killer Angels

Buford didn’t dress for respect, he earned it. He didn’t try to get his name in the newspapers, instead he led with deeds that caused his men to follow his guidon with confidence and the full expectation of success.
Eric J. Wittenberg, The Devils to Pay: John Buford at Gettysburg. a History and Walking Tour.

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