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Gettysburg, day three

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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
2001.
Language:
English
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As darkness settled over the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 2, 1863, the second day of fighting in the fields outside the small farming village had just ended. Thousands of men lay dead or wounded on the battlefield, victims of bloody encounters on Little Round Top, in the Peach Orchard, and at other locations whose names have become part of our history. But the outcome of the biggest battle in American history was still uncertain.

Shortly before midnight the Union commander, General George Meade, called a council of war at his headquarters. Meade had taken command of the Army of the Potomac only days before the great battle. He consulted his top generals to decide what to do on the next day. The consensus emerged quickly: Stay and fight. And so they did.

"Gettysburg, Day Three" is the story of the decisive day of the decisive battle of the Civil War. Opening with Meade's council of war, it shifts to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill, the most sustained combat of the entire engagement. The fighting at Culp's Hill began early on the third day and produced heroes on both sides, perhaps none less likely t

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