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Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (Campaigns of the Civil War)

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General Abner Doubleday (1819–1893) is best known as the man who "invented" baseball, but his admirable service on behalf of the Union earned him a reputation as a solid commander and patriot. He saw action at Fort Sumter where he aimed the first gun fired against the rebellion; at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, where he lead the First and later the Third Divisions of the First Corps of the Army of the Potomac; and finally at Gettysburg, where he commanded the entire First Corps after the death of General Reynolds early in the morning of the first day. Facing powerful assaults from Confederates, the outnumbered First Corps fought, under Doubledays calm leadership, a valiant holding action that culminated in high casualties, but gave General Meade the crucial time he needed to reinforce the battlefield. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, originally commissioned as part of the landmark Campaigns of the Civil War series, provides stern judgements of Generals Meade and Howard; astute insights into other generals such as Hooker, Reynolds, and Sickle; and penetrating, minute-by-minute analyses by a leading participant of these two pivotal battles. Although the fierce resistance by the First Corps during the bloody late afternoon of July 1 never received its due praise, Doubleday's account of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg stands as a passionate, uncompromising tribute.

Synopsis:

Best known for "inventing" baseball, General Abner Doubleday also served the Union army during the US Civil War. His book recalls the action at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg, where he commanded the entire First Corps after the death of General Reynolds early in the morning of the first day.

Synopsis:

"General Abner Doubleday (1819–1893) is best known as the man who ""invented"" baseball, but his admirable service on behalf of the Union earned him a reputation as a solid commander and patriot. He saw"

Synopsis:

Provides stern judgments of Generals Meads and Howard; astute insights into other generals such as hooker, Reynolds, and Sickles; and penetrating, minute-by-minute analyses by leading a participant of these two pivotal battles.

About the Author

Gary W. Gallagher, who wrote the introduction for this edition, is the author of a biography of Stephen Dodson Ramseur, and has edited a number of books on the Civil War, including Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306805493
Designed:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Author:
Doubleday, Abner
Designed:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Author:
Doubleday, General Arthur
Author:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Author:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Publisher:
Da Capo
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Gettysburg (pa.), battle of, 1863
Subject:
Chancellorsville, battle of, 1863
Subject:
Doubleday, abner, 1819-1893
Subject:
Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863
Subject:
Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863 -- Personal narratives.
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Subject:
Doubleday, Abner
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Campaigns of the Civil War
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 13 oz

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Product details 244 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306805493 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Best known for "inventing" baseball, General Abner Doubleday also served the Union army during the US Civil War. His book recalls the action at Chancellorsville and at Gettysburg, where he commanded the entire First Corps after the death of General Reynolds early in the morning of the first day.
"Synopsis" by ,
"General Abner Doubleday (1819–1893) is best known as the man who ""invented"" baseball, but his admirable service on behalf of the Union earned him a reputation as a solid commander and patriot. He saw"
"Synopsis" by , Provides stern judgments of Generals Meads and Howard; astute insights into other generals such as hooker, Reynolds, and Sickles; and penetrating, minute-by-minute analyses by leading a participant of these two pivotal battles.
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