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Gettysburg: Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill: Pfanz, Harry W.

Gettysburg: Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill

Pfanz, Harry W.

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ISBN 10: 0807821187 / ISBN 13: 9780807821183
Published by The University Of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1994
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507 pages. 985 grams. This book is in very good unmarked condition. The dust jacket is in very good condition with just a little shelf wear at extremities. 'In this companion to his celebrated earlier book Gettysburg - The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill - two of the most critical engagements at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Cemetery Hill, located at the northern end of the battle field, was the curve of the book-shaped Union position, while Culp's Hill formed the barb of the hook on the right of the main Union line. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the fighting and explores the interactions between - and decisions made by - generals on both sides. He begins by introducing two of the principal protagonists, Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell and Union major general Oliver O. Howard, reviewing the operations that brought them and their armies to Gettysburg: Ewell's sweeping raid into Pennsyvania and Howard's selection of Cemetery Hill as the keystone of the Union position at Gettysburg. On 1 July the outnumbered Union forces that retreated from the fields west and north of town rallied on Cemetery Hill and extended their line right to Culp's Hill and left down Cemetery Ridge. Pfanz illuminates Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill that day. He also discusses General Lee's plan for Ewell to attack both hills on 2 July, as General Longstreet assaulted the Union left, and Culp's Hill on 3 July at the time Longstreet attacked the Union center. Pfanz suggests that Union blunders nearly resulted in a victory for Ewell on 2 July, although defeat came the next morning at the hands of Union troops fighting from behind breastworks at Culp's Hill. Pfanz explores other salient features of the fighting as well, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade. Harry W. Pfanz holds a Ph.D. in history and served for ten years as a historian at Gettysburg National Military Park. He retired from the position of Chief Historian of the National Park Service in 1981.' 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Non-fiction, History.; Non-Fiction, Military. ISBN: 0807821187. ISBN/EAN: 9780807821183. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001273. Bookseller Inventory # 001273

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Title: Gettysburg: Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill

Publisher: The University Of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Second Printing.

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In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, Gettysburg--The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial southern victory on 1 July. Pfanz also explores other salient features of the fighting, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, the use of breastworks on Culp's Hill, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade.



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"A definitive reconstruction of the fighting in a sector which has been neglected by historians. . . . A book that Civil War buffs and scholars will greet with enthusiasm."-- Publishers Weekly

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