Gettysburg was unarguably the greatest battle of the Civil War. Now, in a unique,close-up look at this pivotal moment in American history, awardwinning historian Rod Gragg follows the lives of a regiment of farmboys from North Carolina through three days of gore and glory in the fight that would help decide the fate of the nation. Told here fully for the first time is a remarkable and intensely moving story of the courage and sacrifice that typified Americans on both sides of our bloodiest conflict.
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"A superb story has met a superb writer. Battle history does not get any better than this."--Clyde Wilson, author of Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew
The battle of Gettysburg was the largest engagement of the Civil War, and--with more than 51,000 casualties--also the deadliest. The highest regimental casualty rate at Gettysburg, an estimated 85 percent, was incurred by the 26th North Carolina Infantry. Gragg chronicles the 26th's remarkable odyssey from muster near Raleigh to surrender at Appomattox. The central focus of the book, however, is the regiment's critical, tragic role at Gettysburg, where its standoff with the heralded 24th Michigan Infantry on the first day of fighting became one of the battle's most unforgettable stories.
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