Confrontation at Gettysburg: A Nation Saved, a Cause Lost [NOOK Book]

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Gettysburg is America's most famous battle. Fought on the first three days of July 1863, it was one of the largest and by far the bloodiest of the Civil War. Yet the importance of this great conflagration cannot be measured in numbers alone, for Gettysburg also represented a pivotal moment in the war. The battle ended General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of Union soil, and never again did a Confederate army reach that far north. Join historian John Hoptak as he narrates the fierce action between the ...
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Confrontation at Gettysburg: A Nation Saved, a Cause Lost

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Overview

Gettysburg is America's most famous battle. Fought on the first three days of July 1863, it was one of the largest and by far the bloodiest of the Civil War. Yet the importance of this great conflagration cannot be measured in numbers alone, for Gettysburg also represented a pivotal moment in the war. The battle ended General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of Union soil, and never again did a Confederate army reach that far north. Join historian John Hoptak as he narrates the fierce action between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac at such places as McPherson's Ridge, the Railroad Cut, the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, Devil's Den, Little Round Top and on Culp's and Cemetery Hills.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015724622
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Series: Civil War Sesquicentennial , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,209,931
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

John David Hoptak is an interpretative park ranger at both the Antietam National Battlefield and at Gettysburg National Military Park and is an instructor of American history, Civil War history and Mexican-American War history at American Military University. He is the author of several other books, including The Battle of South Mountain (published by The History Press in 2011), Antietam: September 17, 1862 (2011), Our Boys Did Nobly (2009) and First in Defense of the Union: The Civil War History of First Defenders (2004). He and his wife, Laura, reside near Gettysburg with their cats.
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