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Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863 Paperback – February 11, 2011
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The book begins by offering an excellent overview of the political and military situation in 1863. The reader gains a clear concept of the strategic and operational objectives behind Gen. Robert E. Lee's movement into Pennsylvania. Background information is also provided concerning the regiments of Gordon's Brigade and their commanding officers. When necessary, information is given on other units pertinent to the story.
Mr. Mingus does an admirable job at portraying how ill-prepared Pennsylvania was for the invasion. By late June 1863 the physical and psychological effects of the Confederate expedition were in full force. The reader comes away with a palpable feel of the frenzy involved as citizens, military leaders, and state and federal politicians responded to the emergency; the telegraph lines buzzed with a constant flurry of messages - many accurate, many others rumor - throughout south central Pennsylvania.Read more ›
I give the author high credit for an outstandingly researched and well written work. However, I had a few disappointments. A key aspect of this story were the individual experiences and reactions of miltiamen and citizens as the war was suddenly thrust upon them. While key, the author seemed intent on relating every single instance of a horse being confiscated, Confederate soldiers asking or taking food from farmers, fence rails being destroyed, etc. This is very repetitive and greatly bogs down an otherwise great narrative. A few examples sprinkled throughout at key times would have been adequate to give the reader the appropriate flavor. Largely missing from the work was the placement of Early's and Gordon's movements in the context of the overall movements of the rest of Lee's army, how they fit into his overall strategy and aims, and how those aims may have shifted in response to circumstance.Read more ›
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Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863, is a fairly engaging and encompassing view of Lee’s 1863 invasion of Pennsylvania. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jonathan Weller
Would love to see this book done in a hardcover edition, maybe if reprinted and updated based on information that has come to light since the softcover came out; which is always... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William I. Brown
This is a must have if you are interested in the Gettysburg campaign. While previous works on the Gettysburg Campaign discussed the burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Paula G
If your looking for insights into the lead up for the Battle of Gettysburg and the movements of the Army of Northern Virginia in the York, Adams and Cumberland county areas this is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Trader-Scott
Noted Civil War author and historian Scott L. Mingus Sr. has written a masterful history of the month before the Battle Of Gettysburg when General Robert E. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Joe Owen
Living in Lancaster County (Columbia, Pa) and York County I always wanted to know more about the burning of the Wrightsville/Columbia bridge. Mr. Read morePublished on January 24, 2014 by Chuck
We all know the big battle at Gettysburg but the story about why Mead and Lee met at Gettysburg and not Harrisburg or even Philly is captured within this book. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Kapt. Kevin
This story of the days before the actual battle was most informing to this reader. Many people do not know of the events of late June 1863 in PA and should read this fine book.Published on July 19, 2013 by Stephen
Those few days just preceding the battle of Gettysburg may have had a different impact on the Southern cause asking the question, "What if Gordon & Early had made it across the... Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by tbe