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Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Earl J. Hess

Abstract

Pickett's Charge is probably the best-known military engagement of the Civil War, widely regarded as the defining moment of the battle of Gettysburg and celebrated as the high-water mark of the Confederacy. But as this book notes, the epic stature of Pickett's Charge has grown at the expense of reality, and the facts of the attack have been obscured or distorted by the legend that surrounds them. The book aims to sweep away the accumulated myths about Pickett's Charge. Drawing on in-depth research, especially in unpublished personal accounts, it creates a moving narrative of the attack from bo ... More

Keywords: Pickett's Charge, Civil War, planning, legacy, myths, soldiers, combat, heroism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780807826485
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898390_hess

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl J. Hess, author