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One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-1863 by Eric J Wittenberg Online



One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-1863

One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-1863

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The three day Battle of Gettysburg left 50,000 casualties in its wake, a battered Southern army far from its base of supplies, and a rich historiographic legacy Thousands of books and articles cover nearly every aspect of the battle, but not a single volume focuses on the military aspects of the important movements of the armies to and across the Potomac River Now in pap

The three day Battle of Gettysburg left 50,000 casualties in its wake, a battered Southern army far from its base of supplies, and a rich historiographic legacy Thousands of books and articles cover nearly every aspect of the battle, but not a single volume focuses on the military aspects of the important movements of the armies to and across the Potomac River Now in paperback, One Continuous Fight The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4 14, 1863 is the first detailed military history of Lee s retreat and the Union effort to destroy the wounded Army of Northern Virginia.Against steep odds and encumbered with thousands of casualties, Confederate commander Robert E Lee s post battle task was to successfully withdraw his army across the Potomac River Union commander George G Meade s equally difficult assignment was to intercept the effort and destroy his enemy The responsibility for defending the exposed Southern columns belonged to cavalry chieftain James Ewell Brown Jeb Stuart If Stuart fumbled his famous ride north to Gettysburg, his generalship during the retreat than redeemed his flagging reputation.The long retreat triggered nearly two dozen skirmishes and major engagements, including fighting at Granite Hill, Monterey Pass, Hagerstown, Williamsport, Funkstown, Boonsboro, and Falling Waters President Abraham Lincoln was thankful for the early July battlefield victory, but disappointed that General Meade was unable to surround and crush the Confederates before they found safety on the far side of the Potomac Exactly what Meade did to try to intercept the fleeing Confederates, and how the Southerners managed to defend their army and ponderous 17 mile long wagon train of wounded until crossing into western Virginia on the early morning of July 14, is the subject of this study.One Continuous Fight draws upon a massive array of documents, letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and published primary and secondary sources These long ignored foundational sources allow the authors, each widely known for their expertise in Civil War cavalry operations, to carefully describe each engagement The result is a rich and comprehensive study loaded with incisive tactical commentary, new perspectives on the strategic role of the Southern and Northern cavalry, and fresh insights on every engagement, large and small, fought during the retreat.The retreat from Gettysburg was so punctuated with fighting that a soldier felt compelled to describe it as One Continuous Fight Until now, few students fully realized the accuracy of that description Complete with 18 original maps, dozens of photos, and a complete driving tour with GPS coordinates of the army s retreat and the route of the wagon train of wounded, One Continuous Fight is an essential book for every student of the American Civil War in general, and for the student of Gettysburg in particular.


Author Eric J Wittenberg

Eric J Wittenberg is an American Civil War historian, author, lecturer, tour guide and battlefield preservationist He is a practicing attorney in downtown Columbus, Ohio His published works have focused especially on the Civil War cavalryman and the cavalry battles of the Civil War, with emphasis on the Army of the Potomac s Cavalry Corps




One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-1863 Reviews (12)

  • A good overview of a much forgotten part of the campaign. [..]

  • Little Known part of Gettysburg Battle The aftermath in which Lee s retreating army followed by Mead s army adds another 6000 men to the death list Good description of the cabal battles. [..]

  • Well researched account Sometimes, a little confusing, a little contradictory But it is meticulous and well done It needs careful reading, though, to understand the story of the retreat. [..]

  • For many years, there were few full length studies of the retreat of the Army of Northern Virginia following its defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg July 1 July 3, 1863 But two outstanding books have recently been written to fill this gap In 2005, Kent Masterson Brown published his Retreat from Getty [..]

  • A very good book which contains, among the many clashes chronicled here, a short account of what I consider to be the most remarkable battle of the Civil War, namely The Battle of The Teamsters This incident deserves a book length treatment by itself After Gettysburg, Lee gave charge of his wounded [..]

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