The Third day at Gettysburg & beyond / edited by Gary W. Gallagher.
Contributor(s): Gallagher, Gary W.Material type: TextSeries: Military campaigns of the Civil War: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1994Description: x, 217 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0807821551 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807821558 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807844659 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780807844656 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0807847534 pbk; 9780807847534 pbk.Subject(s): Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 | Civil wars Military operations | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Third day at Gettysburg & beyond.DDC classification: 973.7/349
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -206) and index.
Lee's army has not lost any of its prestige : the impact of Gettysburg on the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate home front / Garry W. Gallagher -- Cross purposes : Longstreet, Lee, and Confederate attack plans for July 3 at Gettysburg / William Garrett Piston -- Pickett's charge : the convergence of history and myth in the Southern past / Carol Reardon -- Armistead and Garnett : the parallel lives of two Virginia soldiers / Robert K. Krick -- Fredericksburg on the other leg : Sergeant Ben Hirst's narrative of important events, Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 / Robert L. Bee -- From Gettysburg to falling waters : Meade's pursuit of Lee / A. Wilson Greene.
The six essays in this volume testify to the enduring impact of the Civil War on our national consciousness. Covering subjects as diverse as tactics, the uses of autobiography, and the power of myth-making in the southern tradition, they illustrate the rewards of imaginative scholarship - even for the most intensely studied battle in America's history.
The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond brings current research and interpretation to bear on a range of pivotal issues surrounding the final day of the battle, July 3, 1863. This revisionist approach begins by expanding our knowledge of the engagement itself: individual essays address Confederate general James Longstreet's role in Pickett's Charge and Union general George Meade's failure to pursue Lee after the fighting. Other essays widen the scope of investigation to look at contemporary reactions to the Confederate defeat across the South, the construction of narratives by the participants themselves - from Confederate survivors of Pickett's assault to Union sergeant Ben Hirst - and the reverberations of Pickett's final momentous charge. Combining fresh evidence with the reinterpretation of standard sources, these essays refocus our view of the third day at Gettysburg to take in its diverse stories of combat and memory.