Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Gordon Expedition, June 1863

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One of the most strategically important parts of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign today is virtually unknown to the modern battlefield tramper.

In late June, Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon led a vital expedition through south-central Pennsylvania with a goal of seizing the mile-long Colombia-Wrightsville Bridge over the Susquehanna River. Along the way, Gordon had to deal with hastily recruited and barely trained state emergency militia whose mission was to delay the Rebels for as long as possible and then deny them the use of the river crossing.

This book offers the most detailed examination of the Gordon’s mission. Chapters include a treatise on the first fighting at Gettysburg (a series of skirmishes on June 26), the subsequent cavalry raid on Hanover Junction, Gordon’s triumphal Sunday parade through York, and the skirmish at Wrightsville that doomed the Gordon expedition to failure.

The book includes several detailed driving tours and a complete order of battle for both Gordon’s Georgians and the Pennsylvanians who opposed them.

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Scott L. Mingus Sr. is a scientist and executive in the global paper industry. A resident of York, Pennsylvania, he is the author of a dozen Civil War books, including the bestselling Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863 (Savas Beatie, 2011), and Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat (Savas Beatie, 2013), which won the Nathan Bedford Forrest Southern History Award and the Dr. James I Robertson, Jr. Literary Prize. Scott has written several articles for Gettysburg Magazine, maintains a blog on the Civil War history of York County (www.yorkblog.com/cannonball), and received the 2013 Heritage Profile Award from the York County Heritage Trust for his contributions to local Civil War history.

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"Very impressive work! Great research and sources." (Ronald Young, author of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the Civil War)

"Fabulously written, and the scholarship is very deep . . . it will be the standard work for the Early/Gordon advance into Pennsylvania." (J. David Petruzzi, co-author of Plenty of Blame to go Around: J.E.B. Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg.)

"The final word on this much overlooked part of the Gettysburg campaign. Insightful work, accurately done. And a good read." (James McClure, author of East of Gettysburg: A Gray Shadow Crosses York County, Pa.)

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