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Gettysburg--The First Day

Gettysburg--The First Day

  • Title: Gettysburg--The First Day
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  • ISBN : 9780807826249
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 496 pages


For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion s share of attention from historians With this book, however, the critical first day s fighting finally receives its due After sketching the background of the Gettysburg campaign and recounting the events immediately preceding the battle, Harry Pfanz offers a detailed tactical d For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion s share of attention from historians With this book, however, the critical first day s fighting finally receives its due After sketching the background of the Gettysburg campaign and recounting the events immediately preceding the battle, Harry Pfanz offers a detailed tactical description of events of the first day He describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blocher s Knoll, as well as the retreat of Union forces through Gettysburg and the Federal rally on Cemetery Hill Throughout, he draws on deep research in published and archival sources to challenge many long held assumptions about the battle


Author Harry W Pfanz

Harry W Pfanz graduated from Ohio State University in 1943, followed by service in the U.S army in World War II He then became a historian, first for the Department of the Army then for Gettysburg National Military Park for ten years He received a doctorate in history from Ohio State University in 1958 He has also served as the Chief Historian of the National Park Service from 1974 until his




Gettysburg--The First Day Reviews (18)

  • In Gettysburg The First Day 2001 , Harry W Pfanz charts the events of the Battle of Gettysburg s first day, July 1, 1863 July 1 went badly for the Union Army of the Potomac, yet quick thinking by generals like Winfield Scott Hancock staved off disaster and set the stage for what would become the mos [..]

  • Pfanz s Gettysburg Day 1Harry Pfanz, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park, has written a three volume trilogy on the Battle of Gettysburg This book, the last of the volumes to be written, covers the opening day of the great battle [..]

  • The definitive account of Day 1The author s detailed knowledge of the battle paired with his use of first person testimony makes this book the definitive account of the battle It reads like an thrilling play by play I really recommend using a good battlefield atlas while reading this to follow all t [..]

  • As with all of Pfanz s works, the narrative is lucid, straightforward, and comprehensive I felt a little satisfied with his book on Cemetery Hill and Culp s Hill than I was with this one, but if you re looking for a detailed analysis of actions at Gettysburg, you simply cannot go wrong with any of [..]

  • Excellent Civil War historry [..]

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