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- Print Length: 92 pages
- Publisher: Charles River Editors (November 25, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ADC8L0Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Pickett’s Charge: The History and Legacy of the Civil War’s Most Famous Assault Kindle Edition
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to invade the North, with eyes on Philadelphia and then Baltimore.
The downside of Chancellorsville was that, while scouting out in front
of his lines, General Stonewall Jackson, was shot by one of his own
He was hit numerous times, twice in his left arm, which had to be
A few weeks later, Jackson developed pneumonia, and died on May 10th
Lee, decided Gens AP Hill and Richard Ewell, would replace Jackson
Hill was sick very often, as will be seen, and Ewell was not as aggressive
as Lee wanted him to be.
As for the Union, General Meade had replaced General Hooker as leader of
The Army of the Potomac by this time, and the scene for the Battle of
Gettysburg was set.
At this point the book goes into what happened on July 1st 1863, and
continues the story of the biggest and most important battle of the Civil
You will see why the battle went the way it did, and what those that were
there, had to say, about what and why they did certain things.
The last section of the book, discusses blame, and who should take it.
Was Picketts Charge, destined to fail from the start?
Why did Meade not go after Lee's battered Army, as they retreated?
Did Lee want Meade to do just that, and was it expected?
Many questions for the reader to ponder.
A quick read, and do not be surprised when you come across a few
Burn your money rather than waste it on this book. I'd rather have gone to a liquor store and spent the money on a bottle of rotgut to give to a wino.
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