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By David Reisch, David M. Detweiler

70 colour maps and insightful textual content inform the hour-by-hour tale of the 3-day conflict of Gettysburg
Each map indicates a similar three 1/2-by-4 1/2-mile view of the battlefield, permitting the reader to imagine the conflict because it constructed over the whole sector, together with key engagements, troop events and positions, and destinations of commanders
Sheds new gentle on very important occasions resembling the 1st conflict west of city on July 1, the scuffling with for Cemetery Hill, the safety of Little around best, Picketts cost, and more
Crystal-clear maps and narrative make this a terrific advent for beginners whereas the original process bargains clean views for these whove learn each e-book at the battle
Perfect spouse for battlefield visits and armchair-general debates

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Doggedly, his men hold on. Hours away on the web of roads centering on Gettysburg, columns of Yanks and Rebs march toward the action. Picture four-abreast, miles-long brigades of sunburned, dusted, sweat-filmed faces, wagons drawn by teams, wayside stragglers prostrate from exhaustion or sick, orderlies, messengers, officers and guards agallop up and back the horizon-long lines. There are songs sometimes, a band strikes up. Always steady is the trudge of ten-thousand shoes against rutted dirt .

Sickles rides south to his corps. , along the high ground of Cemetery Ridge north-south from Hancock down to Little Round Top. If Sickles thus distributes his units, then, to his west, facing him, will be higher ground, where Confederate artillery for example could constitute a mortal threat.

That is, aiming up the Emmitsburg Road to blindside the Union left where Johnston’s report has caused LEE erroneously to imagine it will be. Longstreet comes over and in front of LEE contradicts LEE, telling poor McLaws no, you will position your division ninety degrees differently. LEE says no, go where I said you should go. LEE has been accepting no’s right and left since yesterday, but here he insultingly stands his ground. Longstreet’s mood is not good. LEE tells Hill he wants Anderson’s Division placed on Pender’s right, so that Longstreet’s two divisions (Hood/McLaws) will come in on Anderson’s right once they’ve been marched south.

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