The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863

The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863

by Robert Orrison, Dan Welch


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"I thought my men were invincible,” admitted Robert E. Lee.

A string of battlefield victories through 1862 had culminated in the spring of 1863 with Lee’s greatest victory yet: the battle of Chancellorsville. Propelled by the momentum of that supreme moment, confident in the abilities of his men, Lee decided to once more take the fight to the Yankees and launched this army on another invasion of the North.

An appointment with destiny awaited in the little Pennsylvania college town of Gettysburg.

Historian Dan Welch follows in the footsteps of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac as the two foes cat-and-mouse their way northward, ultimately clashing in the costliest battle in North American history.

Based on the Gettysburg Civil War Trails, and packed with dozens of lesser-known sites related to the Gettysburg Campaign, The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign offers the ultimate Civil War road trip.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611212433
Publisher: Savas Beatie
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Series: Emerging Civil War Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 323,724
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rob Orrison and Bill Backus both researched and led the interpretation for the Bristoe Station battlefield. Rob, a contributor to Emerging Civil War, has been working in the history field for more than 20 years. He currently oversees day-to-day operations of municipal historic site program in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Touring the Battlefields xii

Prelude to the Campaign xvii

Chapter 1 The Confederate Advance 1

Chapter 2 The Union Response 47

Chapter 3 Jeb Stuart's Ride 89

Chapter 4 The Battle 121

Chapter 5 The Retreat from Gettysburg 133

Epilogue 163

Suggested Reading 168

About the Authors 172

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