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Stand to It and Give Them Hell: Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced it From C
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Condition: Brand New
Format: Paperback
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Topic: Civil War (1861-65)
Subject: Military & War
ISBN-10: 161121324X
ISBN-13: 9781611213249
Author: John Michael Priest
Publication Year: 2016
Language: English

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Stand to It and Give Them Hell: Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced it From Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top, July 2, 1863

This is unlike any other Gettysburg book you will ever read. Instead of a dry recitation of the facts, “Stand to It and Give Them Hell”: Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced it from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top, July 2, 1863 chronicles the desperate marching, fighting, command decisions, and suffering as depicted in the letters, memoirs, diaries, and postwar recollections of the men from both armies who struggled to control that “hallowed ground.” This invaluable methodology uses the words of those who lived these events to paint a rich tapestry of personal courage, cowardice, failures, and triumphs.

The hundreds of word portraits are supported by 58 detailed original maps, most on the regimental level. In addition to illustrating the tremendous troop congestion in the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, and Devil’s Den, they accurately establish, by regiment or by company, the extent of the Federal skirmish line from Ziegler’s Grove to the Slyder farm, and portray the final Confederate push against the Codori farm and the center of Cemetery Ridge, against which three Confederate divisions (in what is popularly known as Pickett’s Charge) would unsuccessfully attack on the final day of fighting on July 3.

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