Lee and His Men at Gettysburg: The Death of a Nation

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In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates one of the most important battles in U.S. history. With vivid and breathtaking detail, Lee and His Men at Gettysburg is both a historical work and an honorary ode to the almost fifty thousand soldiers who died at the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis on the Confederate forces, the book captures the brilliance and frustration of a general forced to contend with overwhelming odds and in-competent subordinates. Dowdey not only presents the facts of ...
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Overview


In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates one of the most important battles in U.S. history. With vivid and breathtaking detail, Lee and His Men at Gettysburg is both a historical work and an honorary ode to the almost fifty thousand soldiers who died at the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis on the Confederate forces, the book captures the brilliance and frustration of a general forced to contend with overwhelming odds and in-competent subordinates. Dowdey not only presents the facts of war, but brings to life the cast of characters that defined this singular moment in American history.
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The New York Times
“Lively, critical, judicious and scholarly.”— Henry Steele Commager
The New York Times - Henry Steele Commager
“Lively, critical, judicious and scholarly.”
Henry Steele Commager - The New York Times
“Lively, critical, judicious and scholarly.”
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This work, first published in 1958, by Alfred A. Knopf, details the battles of Gettysburg from the Confederate point of view. As the first volume in a trilogy focusing on the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia it describes the disastrous Confederate experience at Gettysburg during three days in July in 1863, and examines reasons for the ultimate defeat of the Army of Northern Virginia. Includes many b&w maps. Dowdey produced 18 books before his death in 1979. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Lively, critical, judicious and scholarly."—Henry Steele Commager, New York Times

— Henry Steele Commager

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616083533
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/13/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,388,757
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Clifford Dowdey (1904–1979) was an American writer, best known for his fascination with the Civil War and southern American history. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Dowdey lived and worked in almost every region of the United States before returning back to his home state. He published his first bestseller, Bugles Blow No More, in 1937 and would write over thirty-five books throughout his career. He died in Richmond in 1979.
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Table of Contents

I Rendezvous with Disaster 3

II The Opening Phase 14

III "We Must all Do More Than Formerly" 29

IV "All is Vanity" 51

V "And Then A. P. Hill Came Up" 77

VI "The Good Soldier" 119

VII "Lee's Warhorse" 163

VIII "Pickett's Charge" 247

A Note On Sources and Selected Bibliography 353

Appendix 375

Index 385

Maps Guy Fleming)

1 The Campaign

2 The Scene of Battle

3 The First Day: July 1,1863

4 The Second Day: July 2,1863

5 The Third Day: July 3,1863

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