Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

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Analyzes the two engagements at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill, offers profiles of the Union and Confederate generals involved, and discusses their strategies and decisions

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In this companion to his earlier Gettysburg The Second Day , Pfanz provides an authoritative account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill, two of the most critical engagements at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The University of North Carolina Press
Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill
In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, Gettysburg--The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial southern victory on 1 July. Pfanz also explores other salient features of the fighting, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, the use of breastworks on Culp's Hill, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade.

<!-- copy for pb reprint <br/>"Rich with astute judgments about officers on each side, clearly written, and graced with excellent maps, Pfanz's book is tactical history at its finest.--<i>Civil War</i> <br/><br/>"A meticulous examination of the desperate engagements that over the course of the three days swept up and down the rough slopes of these two hills, the strategic anchors of the Union right flank.--<i>New York Times</i> Book Review<br/><br/>"The first and most comprehensive narrative yet written on this part of the battlefield. . . . Civil War enthusiasts should clear a space on their bookshelf for <i>Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill</i>.--<i>Blue and Gray</i> <br/><br/>Harry Pfanz provides the definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. He provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial Southern victory on 1 July. -->



Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9780807821183
0807821187
Branch Call Number: 973.7349 PFANZ
Characteristics: xix, 507 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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