- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Pubns; Revised edition (January 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0939631741
- ISBN-13: 978-0939631742
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,522,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Morning at Willoughby Run: July 1, 1863 Revised Edition
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The tale of John Buford's cavalry arriving on the last day of June, their stare down with Pettigrew's brigade (which withdrew before any conflict ensued), setting up their positions for the next morning, when everyone knew that Confederate forces would be coming down "that road" (the Chambersburg Pike). There is an interesting discussion of General Pettigrew trying to convince Generals Hill and Heth that there were Union regulars at Gettysburg. His fellow officers pooh poohed his concerns and chose to march on the village the next morning.
Then, the battle begins. Buford's cavalry are heavily pressed, Then, Reynolds and his corps come up and the sanguinary struggle commenced, a classic "meeting engagement." The book describes in considerable detail the ebb and flow of battle, with the Union forces finally breaking. The afternoon concludes with General Hancock (in concert with General Howard) establishing order in the Union ranks.
The book is enhanced with many maps, showing nicely the specifics of various parts of the fighting on the first day. Also, there are quite a few photographs that provide a sense of the terrain. The book concludes by noting what happened afterwards to some of the key figures at Gettysburg.
All in all, a fine book on the first day. . . .
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Excellent read and one of the 'classics' on the first day at Gettysburg. Shue covers not only the combat but the personal side of soldiers' lives in weaving a most readable... Read morePublished 3 months ago by jwiz