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Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Kent Masterson Brown, Esq.

Abstract

This book presents a comprehensive history of the Army of Northern Virginia's retreat from Gettysburg in July 1863 at the height of the Civil War. It draws on previously untapped sources to chronicle the massive effort of General Robert E. Lee and his command as they sought to move people, equipment, and scavenged supplies through hostile territory and plan the army's next moves. The book reveals that even though the Battle of Gettysburg was a defeat for the Army of Northern Virginia, Lee's successful retreat maintained the balance of power in the eastern theater and left his army with enough ... More

Keywords: retreat, Battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee, Northern Virginia, equipment, supplies, Gettysburg, Civil War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780807829219
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869420_brown

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kent Masterson Brown, Esq., author