The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

by Craig L. Symonds

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Overview

This stunning narrative of the epic Battle of Gettysburg begins with the clash of Union and Confederate armies at Chancellorsville and concludes with Robert E. Lee's retreat through Pennsylvania and escape across the Potomac. Award-winning historian Craig L. Symonds recounts the events of three hot, brutal days in July when Americans struggled battled one another across a dozen square miles of rolling Pennsylvania countryside.

Symonds details the military strategy of both sides, including the Confederate decision to invade the North, the cat-and-mouse game in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and, finally, the terrible clash of arms on the hills and fields of Gettysburg. Firsthand accounts humanize generals and individual soldiers of the Blue and Gray who fought for their lives, their homes, and their convictions.

This is the story of Gettysburg as it has never been told before.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157553234
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 231,924
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Craig L. Symonds is a retired professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and the author of a number of highly praised books about the Civil War, including Joseph E. Johnson: A Civil War Biography and Stonewall of the West: Patrick Cleburne and the Civil War.

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