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Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story
     

Pickett's Charge: The Untold Story

by Bruce E. Mowday
 

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Pickett’s Charge was the last best chance for a Confederate victory in the Civil War and came during the final day’s fighting at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. While Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest gamble has been told and retold, the heroic stand of the Union forces has received scant attention.

Released during this 150th anniversary

Overview

Pickett’s Charge was the last best chance for a Confederate victory in the Civil War and came during the final day’s fighting at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. While Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s greatest gamble has been told and retold, the heroic stand of the Union forces has received scant attention.

Released during this 150th anniversary of the epic battle of Gettysburg, Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story tells the story of the heroic defenders of the Union and especially the Philadelphia Brigade and its commander General Alexander Webb. Webb won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor that afternoon and later became President of the City College of New York. With the outcome of the Civil War in the balance, Webb and his fellow soldiers stopped the Confederates at a spot known as the High Water Mark of the Confederacy and saved the Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569805084
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/07/2013
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
642,893
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce E. Mowday, author of more than 15 books, is an award-winning journalist whose books for Barricade Books include Richie Ashburn…Why The Hall Not, The Amazing Journey to Cooperstown (with Jim Donahue), Life With Flavor, a personal history of Herr’s (with James S. Herr) and Jailing The Johnston Gang, Bringing Serial Murderers to Justice. Mr. Mowday lives in Chester County, PA.

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