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The Civil War was in its third year. When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the war. But Gettysburg was a turning point. From July 1 to July 3, 1863, the Confederacy and the Union engaged in a bitter, bloody fight. Through strategy, determination, and sheer blind luck, the Union won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the ...
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Overview

The Civil War was in its third year. When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the war. But Gettysburg was a turning point. From July 1 to July 3, 1863, the Confederacy and the Union engaged in a bitter, bloody fight. Through strategy, determination, and sheer blind luck, the Union won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Describes the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, and its impact on the people in that part of Pennsylvania.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780613050500
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
  • Publication date: 6/28/1987
  • Pages: 151
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.68 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Ja, the Rebels Eat Babies! 1
2 Gray Men in Town 15
3 A Spy and a Tyrant 29
4 Three Men Named John 43
5 The Yankees Run 56
6 "Get in That Hole!" 70
7 Cold Water, Cold Water 84
8 "I Shall Go Forward, Sir" 96
9 The Lightning Came 110
10 The Hurt and the Tired 125
11 A Day in November 137
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 148
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    Gettysburgh

    This is a great book about a battle that if lost by the Union it could have changed the outcome of the Civil War and the United States forever. Read this book and find out how the Confederate Army was better than the Union and how the Confederate Army almost won the Civil War.

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  • Posted November 24, 2012

    Most everyone has a reasonably good, if only rudimentary, knowle

    Most everyone has a reasonably good, if only rudimentary, knowledge of what happened at Gettysburg, PA, during the American Civil War. After deciding to take the war to northern territory with the hope that a decisive victory would tip the balance for the South, Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his Army of Northern Virginia to the sleepy little Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg where, on July 1 through 3, it met Union Major General George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac. During the battle, which had the largest number of casualties in the Civil War, the Federals defeated attacks by the Southern troops in what became a turning point for the North, causing Lee to make a torturous retreat back to Virginia. President Lincoln’s visit there the following November to participate in the dedication of a National Cemetery for burying those who died in battle was the occasion for his famous “Gettysburg Address.”

    In this book, one of the original Landmark series of best-selling children’s historical books, author MacKinlay Kantor relates the story of the Battle of Gettysburg as if he were writing a novel. He tells how the citizens of this quiet town peered from their windows in terror as strange, gray-clad soldiers came striding down their streets. Then he describes the three bloody days of fighting, with great detail about the preparation, the battle, and the cleanup, separating fact from fiction. Finally, he talks about the impact that the battle had on the people in that part of Pennsylvania. The original edition had excellent pen and ink illustrations by artist Donald McKay, but these are omitted in the paperback reprint. The descriptions of the fighting and its aftermath are accurate but tasteful and never gratuitous. The phrases “hell to pay” and “for God’s sake” are found in quotations. Otherwise, there is nothing objectionable—just good history interestingly told. The book ends with an account of Lincoln’s trip to the battle site and his “Gettysburg Address.”

    Benjamin McKinlay (Mack) Kantor (1904–1977) was an American journalist, novelist, and screenwriter who was born and grew up in Webster City, IA. After attending the local schools, he married Florence Irene Layne and began writing numerous crime stories and mysteries for pulp fiction magazines to make a living for his family, later moving to New Jersey. One of his early novels, Long Remember (1934), was set at the Battle of Gettysburg. In all, he wrote more than thirty novels, several set during the American Civil War, including his Pulitzer Prize winning 1955 novel Andersonville about the Confederate prisoner of war camp. After serving as a war correspondent during World War II, he arranged an intensive period of research with the New York City Police Department for his short crime novels. Also he wrote the screenplay for 1950 film noir Gun Crazy and even acted in the 1958 film Wind Across the Everglades. In the Nov. 22, 1960, issue of Look magazine, Kantor published a fictional alternate history account entitled “If the South Had Won the Civil War” which was published in 1961 as a book. Kantor's last novel was Valley Forge (1975), and he died at the age of 73 of a heart attack in 1977, at his home in Sarasota, FL.

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