Providing an extensive documentation of the most infamous chapter of the American Civil War, this magisterial resource has been acclaimed as the most comprehensive and definitive work on the battle of Gettysburg. After a prologue describing the Union defeat at Chancellorsville and the death of the Confederates' greatest general, "Stonewall" Jackson, this essential guide continues with the orders of battle—detailing diagrammatic form, unit strengths, commanders down to regimental and battery level, and casualties for all of the units engaged. From detailing the military and political command and control on both sides, the campaign leading up to the battle, the actual engagement, and decisive "highlights" such as the defense of Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, this remarkable resource is a superbly illustrated and well-researched presentation that will engage and inform those intrigued by one of the most pivotal and revolutionary events in American history.
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500 color illustrations, 9 x 12About the Author:
Mark Adkin is a retired army officer and the author of The Daily Telegraph Guide to Britain's Military Heritage, The Trafalgar Companion, and The Waterloo Companion.
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Descripción Aurum Press, 2008. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 2008. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. A comprehensive guide to the armies, their weapons, equipment and tactics, the plans and problems of the rival commanders, not only during the three-day battle but before and afterwards, and a detailed study of the ground over which the battle was fought. Large format. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. A fine copy in a pictorial dustwrapper which is faded at top front panel and spine. [S]. Nº de ref. de la librería 1812586