Into the Fight: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

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Using a wide range of sources from the monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield to accounts of the participants, the author rewrites the conventional thinking about the most famous charge of the Civil War. Each chapter reconstructs a piece of the timeline on July 3rd, 1863 and includes maps of artillery and infantry positions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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John Michael Priest, a high-school teacher in Washington County, Maryland, has written or edited 11 Civil War history books since 1989. He has carried his obsession for the Civil War into the classroom where his students have researched and edited two sets of diaries and memoirs. Acclaimed by many as the soldiers’ historian and by some as a renegade revisionist, he offers a balanced, nonpartisan account of combat as the participants experienced it.

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A retired high school history teacher, John Michael Priest has been interested in Civil War history since an early age. He is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and has written extensively about the Civil War. His many books include Antietam: The Soldiers Battle (1989); Before Antietam: The Battle for South Mountain (1992); Nowhere to Run: The Wilderness, May 4th & 5th, 1864 (1995); Victory Without Triumph: The Wilderness, May 6th & 7th, 1864 (1996); and Into the Fight: Pickett s Charge at Gettysburg (1998). Praised by legendary historian Edwin C. Bearss as the Ernie Pyle of the Civil War soldier, Priest appeared on the Discovery Channel s Unsolved History: Pickett s Charge (2002), and is one of the historical consultants for the forthcoming miniseries To Appomattox. He and his wife live in Clear Spring, Maryland.

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