Gettysburg's Bloody Wheatfield [NOOK Book]

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The fight for the Wheatfield at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, has long been one of the most confusing and misunderstood engagements of that famous battle until now. Gettysburg’s Bloody Wheatfield provides readers with a blow-by-blow description of the fight where one out of every three soldiers was a casualty.
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Gettysburg's Bloody Wheatfield

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Overview

The fight for the Wheatfield at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, has long been one of the most confusing and misunderstood engagements of that famous battle until now. Gettysburg’s Bloody Wheatfield provides readers with a blow-by-blow description of the fight where one out of every three soldiers was a casualty.
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This brief book provides an analysis of the fighting in George Rose's wheatfield, occurring as a part of the Battle of Gettysburg. It considers the significance of the engagement, the Confederacy's strategy in moving north, the attack on the wheatfield, the decisive maneuvers, and the aftermath. Appendices list the troops fighting on both sides. Jorgensen has a graduate degree in Civil War studies from the American Military University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781940669151
  • Publisher: Savas Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/31/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 416,438
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Jay Jorgensen earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Fairleigh Dickinson University and received his juris doctorate from Villanova University School of Law. He has a master of arts degree in military history and Civil War studies from American Military University. He is a partner in the law firm of Jorgensen & Barnes and also serves as a municipal court judge in New Jersey. Jay is a frequent presenter at Civil War Round Tables and has had six articles published in Gettysburg Magazine. He lives in Colonia, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Preface
Ch. 1 The Cream of the Confederacy 1
Ch. 2 Lee Moves North 17
Ch. 3 Deploying for a Fight 32
Ch. 4 Anderson Attacks the Wheatfield 49
Ch. 5 Kershaw Joins the Fray 70
Ch. 6 Wofford Sweeps the Wheatfieid 108
Ch. 7 Aftermath 132
App. A Confederate Troops Fighting in the Wheatfield 136
App. B Federal Troops Fighting in the Wheatfield 138
Notes 143
Bibliography 156
Index 172
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2012

    Excellent book

    The author has written the definitive book on this fascinating battle. The text is clear and a pleasure to read. I highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2005

    Outstanding

    The author puts the reader into the flow of the fighting, you could feel the intensity and struggle of the battle

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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