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Though a great deal has been written about the battle of Gettysburg, much of it has focused on the events of the second and third days. With this book, the first day's fighting finally receives its due. Harry Pfanz, a former historian at Gettysburg National Military Park and author of two previous books on the battle, presents a deeply researched, definitive account of the events of July 1, 1863.

After sketching the background of the Gettysburg campaign and recounting the events immediately preceding the battle, Pfanz offers a detailed tactical description of the first day's fighting. He describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blocher's Knoll, as well as the retreat of Union forces through Gettysburg and the Federal rally on Cemetery Hill. Throughout, he draws on deep research in published and archival sources to challenge some of the common assumptions about the battle--for example, that Richard Ewell's failure to press an attack against Union troops at Cemetery Hill late on the first day ultimately cost the Confederacy the battle.

About the Author

Harry W. Pfanz is author of Gettysburg--The Second Day and Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. He served for ten years as a historian at Gettysburg National Military Park and retired from the position of Chief Historian of the National Park Service in 1981.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807826249
Author:
Pfanz, Harry W.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Pfanz, Harry W.
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Gettysburg (pa.), battle of, 1863
Subject:
Gettysburg
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 18
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Civil War America (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.70x6.14x1.39 in. 1.99 lbs.

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