Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

( 5 )

Overview

In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, Gettysburg--The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he ...
See more details below
Paperback (1)
$18.74
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$24.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $8.99   
  • New (8) from $15.83   
  • Used (4) from $8.99   
Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$22.99 List Price

Overview

In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, Gettysburg--The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill--two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between--and decisions made by--generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell's controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial southern victory on 1 July. Pfanz also explores other salient features of the fighting, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, the use of breastworks on Culp's Hill, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A definitive reconstruction of the fighting in a sector which has been neglected by historians. . . . A book that Civil War buffs and scholars will greet with enthusiasm. (Publishers Weekly)

A meticulous examination of the desperate engagements that over the course of the three days swept up and down the rough slopes of these two hills, the strategic anchors of the Union right flank. (New York Times Book Review)

Authoritative, exhaustive, and interesting. (Journal of American History)

Civil War enthusiasts should clear a space on their bookshelf for Gettysburg—Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill and place it next to the author's first work. (Blue and Gray)

Rich with astute judgments about officers on each side, clearly written, and graced with excellent maps, Pfanz's book is tactical history at its finest. (Civil War)

From the Publisher

A definitive reconstruction of the fighting in a sector which has been neglected by historians. . . . A book that Civil War buffs and scholars will greet with enthusiasm. (Publishers Weekly)

A meticulous examination of the desperate engagements that over the course of the three days swept up and down the rough slopes of these two hills, the strategic anchors of the Union right flank. (New York Times Book Review)

Authoritative, exhaustive, and interesting. (Journal of American History)

Civil War enthusiasts should clear a space on their bookshelf for Gettysburg—Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill and place it next to the author's first work. (Blue and Gray)

Rich with astute judgments about officers on each side, clearly written, and graced with excellent maps, Pfanz's book is tactical history at its finest. (Civil War)

New York Times Book Review
A meticulous examination of the desperate engagements that over the course of the three days swept up and down the rough slopes of these two hills, the strategic anchors of the Union right flank.
Civil War
Rich with astute judgments about officers on each side, clearly written, and graced with excellent maps, Pfanz's book is tactical history at its finest.
Journal of American History
Authoritative, exhaustive, and interesting.
Blue and Gray
Civil War enthusiasts should clear a space on their bookshelf for Gettysburg—Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill and place it next to the author's first work.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pfanz follows Gettysburg--The Second Day with a definitive reconstruction of the fighting in a sector which has been neglected by historians. In early July 1863, the Union right wing was based on Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill. Had the Confederates broken through these positions, Pickett's charge would have been unnecessary. The South nearly succeeded in a series of attacks between July 1 and 3. Pfanz describes Richard Ewell's failure to storm Cemetery Hill on July 1 as a reflection of command friction rather than of incompetence. It nevertheless gave Union troops the respite they needed. Pfanz, a master at describing the tactical details that shaped Civil War battles, is especially adept at evaluating the commanders. Union generals Alpheus Williams and Adolph von Stinewehr and Confederates like ``Maryland'' Steuart and ``Extra Billy'' Smith emerge in full dimension in a book that Civil War buffs and scholars will greet with enthusiasm. (Jan.)
Booknews
In this companion to his earlier Gettysburg--The Second Day, Pfanz provides an authoritative account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill, two of the most critical engagements at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807849965
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 7/2/2001
  • Series: Civil War America Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 283,797
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Harry W. Pfanz is author of Gettysburg--The First Day and Gettysburg--The Second Day. A lieutenant, field artillery, during World War II, he served for ten years as a historian at Gettysburg National Military Park and retired from the position of Chief Historian of the National Park Service in 1981.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Two Generals and Their Armies 1
2 The Only Position 15
3 Ewell and Howard Collide 31
4 Retreat to Cemetery Hill 45
5 The Rebels Take the Town 59
6 Ewell Hesitates 71
7 Slocum and Hancock Reach the Field 88
8 Getting Ready for the Fight 106
9 Skirmishers, Sharpshooters, and Civilians 129
10 Brinkerhoff's Ridge 153
11 The Artillery, 2 July 168
12 Blunder on the Right 190
13 Johnson Attacks! 205
14 Early Attacks Cemetery Hill 235
15 Cemetery Hill - The Repulse 263
16 Culp's Hill - Johnson's Assault, 3 July 284
17 The Last Attacks 310
18 Counterattacks near Spangler's Spring 328
19 3 July, Mostly Afternoon 353
20 Epilogue 365
Appendix A. Spangler's Spring 377
Appendix B. Two Controversies 379
Appendix C. Order of Battle: Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia, 1-3 July 1863 383
Notes 407
Bibliography 471
Index 489
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The best book on the subject

    This is a indispensable book for the serious Gettysburg freak, which I am, and that's why I gave it 5 stars. It is far more informative than entertaining. If you want to be entertained, I recommend "The Flying Dutchmen" by Suhrer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 21, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Wow...it really does not get any better

    I bought this on my last trip to gettysburg and it is one of my faves of all time.A great writer Pfanz is.What a style and readibilty.An overlooked part of the battlefield...it is facinating and riveting to read about what happened.Well worth you're time and money.One of the best books about Gettysburg ever written!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)