Sweeping away many of the myths that have long surrounded Pickett's Charge, Earl Hess offers the definitive history of the most famous military action of the Civil War. He transforms exhaustive research into a moving narrative account of the assault from both Union and Confederate perspectives, analyzing its planning, execution, aftermath, and legacy.
Well illustrated with scenes from the battlefield and portraits of the principal figures. . . . The writing is crisp and clear. Pickett's Charge is a valuable addition to the Civil War shelf.—Washington Times
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Meet the Author
Earl J. Hess is associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is author of several books on the Civil War, includingThe Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combat, and coauthor of Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West.