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Gettysburg--The Second Day
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Gettysburg--The Second Day

Harry W. Pfanz

Abstract

The second day's fighting at Gettysburg—the assault of the Army of Northern Virginia against the Army of the Potomac on 2 July 1863—was probably the critical engagement of that decisive battle and, therefore, among the most significant actions of the Civil War. The author of this book, a former historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, has written a definitive account of the second day's brutal combat. He begins by introducing the men and units that were to do battle, analyzing the strategic intentions of Lee and Meade as commanders of the opposing armies, and describing the concentratio ... More

Keywords: Gettysburg, Potomac, Civil War, Lee, Meade, Devil's Den, Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge, Longstreet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1987 Print ISBN-13: 9780807817490
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry W. Pfanz, author