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Pickett's Charge - Eyewitness Accounts at the Battle of Gettysburg - cover

Pickett's Charge - Eyewitness Accounts at the Battle of Gettysburg

Richard Rollins

Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Constructed from first person accounts from Union and Confederate officers and soldiers, this military history is perfect for Civil War buffs.    At Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, Confederate soldiers launched one of history’s most famous infantry assaults: Pickett's Charge. Using the participants’ own words, Richard Rollins deftly reconstructs that momentous event. Separate sections cover planning and preparation; the preliminary artillery barrage; the charges of Pickett's, Pettigrew's, and Trimble's Divisions; and defensive actions up and down the Federal line. From the generals who devised the assault to the lower-level officers and men who bravely walked through shell and shot, Rollins offers a comprehensive, panoramic view of the charge, with more than 150 firsthand accounts—including accounts from Lee, Longstreet, Pickett, Meade, and Hancock—many of them long forgotten and previously unpublished.
Available since: 06/14/2023.
Print length: 436 pages.

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