Gettysburg July 1

Gettysburg July The most detailed regimental level account ever written of the critical and often overlooked first day of the Civil War s greatest battle using primary first hand sources almost entirely many of wh

  • Title: Gettysburg July 1
  • Author: David G. Martin
  • ISBN: 9780938289814
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The most detailed regimental level account ever written of the critical and often overlooked first day of the Civil War s greatest battle, using primary, first hand sources almost entirely, many of which are unpublished, and some of which have not been cited before.Gettysburg July 1 combines the most recent scholarly interpretations of the action with original analysis byThe most detailed regimental level account ever written of the critical and often overlooked first day of the Civil War s greatest battle, using primary, first hand sources almost entirely, many of which are unpublished, and some of which have not been cited before.Gettysburg July 1 combines the most recent scholarly interpretations of the action with original analysis by the author and gives a fresh approach to the battle at the tactical level, with emphasis on the experience and competence of regimental and brigade commanders.

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    1. On July 1-3, 2013, it will have been 150 years since the largest and bloodiest land battle on the North American continent was fought at the little Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. Combined with the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi to Grant's Federal forces (on July 4, 1863), the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg really was the turning point in the American Civil War. In my opinion, it was now simply a matter of time before the Union would prevail and end the rebellion.David Martin's Gettysburg, Ju [...]

    2. A Comprehensive Study Of the First Day Of GettysburgThe battle of Gettysburg (July 1 -- 3, 1863) continues to fascinate scholarly and lay readers alike. The battle can be explored from innumerable perspectives and with a greater or lesser degree of depth depending upon the interests of the reader.David Martin's study, "Gettysburg, July 1" is a thorough, detailed study of the first day of the battle, of the events leading up to it, and of the impact of the first day's fight on the remainder of th [...]

    3. Highly readable account of the first critical day at Gettysburg, that most people are unfamiliar with. Good maps but some leave a bit to be desired in details that are covered in the text but not shown on maps. Otherwise a really interesting, often fast-paced account that is not a dry history but rather an exciting narrative that brings the battle to life with a great many first-hand accounts that make the participants live again.

    4. If you ever wanted to break down in detail the activities in Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, this book is a great start. Martin breaks down the engagements and follows them to the conclusion. He comments on successes and failures on both sides and offers his ideas on controversies like who fired the first shot, were there really shoes in Gettysburg and who retreated first, the I Corp or the XI Corp. While it is not error free in its content, it will give readers a really good feel for the action. It [...]

    5. Fine minute by minute account of action on July 1. Helps to have additional maps handy. Martin is an able historian but pretty dry as a writer. I am also reading Glenn Tucker's "High Tide at Gettysburg" which is far more entertaining but not as informative. It is incredible that "Americans" could inflict so much carnage on one another.

    6. Part of a 3 volume set, the book emphasizes details down to regimental level. Again, too much even for me but superbly well done.

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