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The Wilderness Campaign$
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Gary W. Gallagher

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780807823347

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher

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Escaping the Shadow of Gettysburg

Escaping the Shadow of Gettysburg

Richard S. Ewell and Ambrose Powell Hill at the Wilderness

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(p.136) Escaping the Shadow of Gettysburg
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The Wilderness Campaign
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Peter S. Carmichael

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher.8

This chapter challenges a number of influential historians in defending Richard S. Ewell and A. P. Hill, both of whom suffered the lingering effects of unfair criticisms of their actions at Gettysburg as well as invidious comparisons with Stonewall Jackson. It questions the value of Henry Heth's and John B. Gordon's memoirs, which have been cited repeatedly to criticize Ewell and Hill at the Wilderness. It argues that Lee placed Ewell and Hill in untenable positions by failing to concentrate his army before the battle and by issuing vague orders once the armies were engaged.

Keywords:   Civil War, military campaigns, Henry Heth, John B. Gordon, memoirs

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