Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg

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Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade’s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of the battle, you’ll experience every angle of this epic battle. Learn what happened when the guns stopped firing and the men were left with only boredom and dread of what was to come.

This collection is a lively and fascinating narrative that empowers the everyday men who fought...

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Overview

Using a wealth of first-hand accounts, author Bradley M. Gottfried pieces together each brigade’s experience at Gettysburg. Whether stories of forced marches, weary troops, or the bitter and tragic end of the battle, you’ll experience every angle of this epic battle. Learn what happened when the guns stopped firing and the men were left with only boredom and dread of what was to come.

This collection is a lively and fascinating narrative that empowers the everyday men who fought furiously and died honorably. Every detail of the Battle of Gettysburg is included in this comprehensive chronicle.

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Gottfried (Roads to Gettysburg) paints a fine-grained portrait of the decisive battle of the Civil War in this exhaustive, engrossing study. In vividly written narratives that draw heavily on first-hand accounts of the fighting, he recounts every brigade's training and prior history in combat, profiles its commanders and chronicles its experiences in the course of the battle. The conflict emerges less as a coherent whole than as a series of small, disjointed brigade-level actions-a perspective close to that of the soldiers, who had no grand overview to help them make sense of the unfolding battle. The result is a human-scale view of the varied experiences of the participants: the grueling marches, the effects of heat and exhaustion, which sometimes felled more soldiers than enemy bullets did, the occasionally prickly relations between officers and men, the tedium and anxiety as soldiers waited to go into action and the panic and elation when they did. Gottfried's treatment has its limitations: it is hard to follow the main "plot" of the battle, since no brigade witnessed more than a fragment of it, and the fine maps of individual battlefield sectors should have been supplemented with an overall map to orient readers. Those unfamiliar with the battle will need to consult a conventional history, but Civil War buffs will delight in this gripping addition to the literature of Gettysburg. (Dec.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616084011
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 484,393
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried is president of Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. He is the author of three Civil War books: The Battle of Gettysburg—A Guided Tour; Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade; and Roads to Gettysburg.
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Table of Contents

Preface 11
Battle of Gettysburg Maps 13
Union Brigades
I Corps (Reynolds, Doubleday, Newton) 35
1st Division (Wadsworth) 38
1st Brigade (Meredith) 39
2nd Brigade (Cutler) 48
2nd Division (Robinson) 61
1st Brigade (Paul) 62
2nd Brigade (Baxter) 69
3rd Division (Doubleday, Rowley) 79
1st Brigade (Rowley, Biddle) 81
2nd Brigade (Stone) 89
3rd Brigade (Stannard) 97
II Corps (Hancock) 109
1st Division (Caldwell) 111
1st Brigade (Cross) 113
Irish Brigade (Kelly) 118
3rd Brigade (Zook) 121
4th Brigade (Brooke) 126
2nd Division (Gibbon) 135
1st Brigade (Harrow) 136
2nd Brigade (Webb) 143
3rd Brigade (Hall) 151
3rd Division (Hays) 161
1st Brigade (Carroll) 162
2nd Brigade (Smyth) 167
3rd Brigade (Willard) 175
III Corps (Sickles) 185
1st Division (Birney) 187
1st Brigade (Graham) 188
2nd Brigade (Ward) 194
3rd Brigade (de Trobriand) 201
2nd Division (Humphreys) 212
1st Brigade (Carr) 214
2nd Brigade (Brewster) 219
3rd Brigade (Burling) 223
V Corps (Meade, Sykes) 233
1st Division (Barnes) 235
1st Brigade (Tilton) 237
2nd Brigade (Sweitzer) 241
3rd Brigade (Vincent) 245
2nd Division (Sykes, Ayres) 256
1st Brigade (Ayres, Day) 258
2nd Brigade (Burbank) 260
3rd Brigade (Weed) 263
3rd Division (Crawford) 269
1st Brigade (McCandless) 272
3rd Brigade (Fisher) 275
VI Corps (Sedgwick) 283
1st Division (Wright) 285
2nd Division (Howe) 289
3rd Division (Newton, Wheaton) 292
3rd Brigade (Wheaton, Nevin) 296
XI Corps (Howard, Schurz) 301
1st Division (Barlow, Ames) 304
1st Brigade (von Gilsa) 305
2nd Brigade (Ames) 311
2nd Division (von Steinwehr) 321
1st Brigade (Coster) 322
2nd Brigade (Smith) 327
3rd Division (Schurz, Schimmelfennig) 335
1st Brigade (Schimmelfennig, von Amsberg) 336
2nd Brigade (Krzyzanowski) 341
XII Corps (Slocum, Williams) 349
1st Division (Williams, Ruger) 351
1st Brigade (McDougall) 353
2nd Brigade (Lockwood) 359
3rd Brigade (Ruger, Colgrove) 364
2nd Division (Geary) 375
1st Brigade (Candy) 377
2nd Brigade (Kane, Cobham) 383
3rd Brigade (Greene) 387
Confederate Brigades
First Corps (Longstreet) 399
McLaws's Division 402
Kershaw's Brigade 403
Barksdale's Brigade 410
Semmes's Brigade 416
Wofford's Brigade 419
Hood's Division (Hood, Law) 427
Law's Brigade 428
Robertson's Brigade 435
Benning's Brigade 444
Anderson's Brigade 451
Pickett's Division 463
Kemper's Brigade 465
Armistead's Brigade 472
Garnett's Brigade 477
Second Corps (Ewell) 487
Early's Division 490
Gordon's Brigade 492
Hoke's Brigade (Avery) 496
Hays's Brigade 501
Smith's Brigade 507
Rodes's Division 514
Daniel's Brigade 517
Doles's Brigade 523
Iverson's Brigade 527
Ramseur's Brigade 532
O'Neal's Brigade 537
Johnson's Division 548
Steuart's Brigade 550
Nicholl's Brigade (Williams) 557
Walker's Brigade 560
Jones's Brigade 564
Third Corps (Hill) 571
Anderson's Division 574
Wilcox's Brigade 576
Mahone's Brigade 582
Perry's Brigade (Lang) 584
Posey's Brigade 588
Wright's Brigade 593
Heth's Division (Heth, Pettigrew) 604
Pettigrew's Brigade 606
Davis's Brigade 613
Brockenbrough's Brigade 621
Archer's Brigade 625
Pender's Division (Pender, Lane, Trimble) 639
McGowan's Brigade (Perrin) 641
Lane's Brigade 646
Scales's Brigade 651
Thomas's Brigade 656
Bibliography of Union and Confederate Brigades 661
Index 683
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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Excellent addition to my library.

    This is an excellent addition to my civil war library. It details all the brigades including loses for both union and confederate units fighting at Gettysburg. I especially liked the one detailing our local unit that fought so heroically on Culp's hill.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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