The Most Glorious Fourth: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863 (Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4th, 1863)

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"Duane Schultz has crafted what is likely to be termed the best Civil War book of the year."―Civil War Times Illustrated

The story of the Independence Day that turned the tide of the Civil War. July 4, 1863, was a glorious day for the Union cause. It saw the surrender of Vicksburg and the retreat of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia after a crushing defeat at Gettysburg. In interweaving the narratives of these two storied battles, Duane Schultz has presented a compelling blow-by-blow account of what is arguably the most pivotal point of the entire conflict. All the players are brought to life here, whether it is Lincoln agonizing in the telegraph office while he waits for news from Generals Grant and Meade, General Pete Longstreet trying to cajole Lee into revising his plan of attack, or the women of the towns of Vicksburg and Gettysburg coming under fire and tending to the legions of wounded. We see a nation in the midst of its greatest convulsion, and we see that, while the "Glorious Fourth" dashed the greatest hopes of the Confederacy, the war was far from over. 8 b/w illustrations.

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On July 4, 1863, Duane Schultz writes in this vivid, blood-soaked narrative, the Union celebrated two great victories in battles settled only the day before: one in Pennsylvania, perilously close to the federal capital, the other on the Confederacy's western frontier.

The great victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg should have settled the war, as Southern commander Robert E. Lee feared they would. But, as Schultz writes, Union commander George Meade allowed the rebel army to melt back into Virginia-- and thus enabled the Confederacy to fight on for nearly two more years. Few warriors thought in such big-picture terms, however, as the battles were being fought, and Schultz's fine reconstruction captures the terror, desperation, and confusion of moments now enshrined in American history, from artillery duels on the Mississippi River to the wanton slaughter of Pickett's Charge.

Ably researched and written, The Most Glorious Fourth makes a worthy companion to the work of Bruce Catton, Shelby Foote, and other popular chroniclers of the Civil War. --Gregory McNamee

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Duane Schultz has a Ph.D. from American University. He is the author of two novels and several military histories including The Dahlgren Affair: Terror and Conspiracy in the Civil War and The Most Glorious Fourth Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863.

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