The second day at Gettysburg : essays on Confederate and Union leadership / edited by Gary W. Gallagher. - xi, 210 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.

Continues: The first day at Gettysburg / edited by Gary W. Gallagher.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-202) and index.

"If the enemy is there, we must attack him" : R.E. Lee and the second day at Gettysburg / Gary W. Gallagher -- The peach orchard revisited : Daniel E. Sickles and the Third Corps on July 2, 1863 / William Glenn Robertson -- "If Longstreet ... says so, it is most likely not true" : James Longstreet and the second day at Gettysburg / Robert K. Krick -- "A step all-important and essential to victory" : Henry W. Slocum and the Twelfth Corps on July 1-2, 1863 / A. Wilson Greene -- "No troops on the field had done better" : John C. Caldwell's division in the wheatfield, July 2, 1863 / D. Scott Hartwig.

"Notable Civil War historians herein continue the evaluation of select commanders begun in The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership. Based on fresh manuscript sources and careful consideration of existing literature, the essays in The Second Day at Gettysburg explore such controversial issues as Robert E. Lee's decision to renew the tactical offensive on July 2; James Longstreet's effectiveness in executing Lee's plan; the origin and impact of Daniel E. Sickles's decision to advance his Third Corps, which formed the infamous "Sickles's Salient"; the little-understood role of Henry W. Slocum and his Union Twelfth Corps; and the contribution of John C. Caldwell's division in the maelstrom of the Wheatfield. These provocative essays present new evidence and sometimes controversial interpretations that will prompt reevaluation of several officers who played crucial roles during the second day of the Gettysburg campaign."--Dust jacket.

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Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Command of troops--Case studies.

Civil wars United States

E475.53 / .S435 1993

973.7/349