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The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command
     

The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command

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by Edwin B. Coddington
 

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The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America's history, and one of the most studied.

Professor Coddington's is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue

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The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America's history, and one of the most studied.

Professor Coddington's is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue the retreating Confederate forces. This book contends that Gettyburg was a crucial Union victory, primarily because of the effective leadership of Union forces—not, as has often been said, only because the North was the beneficiary of Lee's mistakes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684845692
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
928
Sales rank:
365,589
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.60(d)

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The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
JBW29NC More than 1 year ago
If you are only going to read one of the hundreds of books about Gettysburg, this has to be it. Description of a book as "the standard" is perhaps overused but not in this case. As implied by the title, the entire Gettysburg campaign is covered in this study. Errors in command whether by Lee, Hooker, Meade, Longstreet, etc. are pointed out with supporting documentation. Excellent balance is maintained by Dr. Coddington throughout the book. This is a book to be studied and restudied for the serious student of the War Between the States; not just read. The Gettysburg Campaign has to be one of the 5 best books ever written about this period in our history as a nation.
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Bob_OReilly More than 1 year ago
Of all the countless books that have been written on the Battle of Gettysburg, this one is the best of them all. Clearly written, with plenty of maps, Coddington goes into great detail to describe this utterly fascinating epic battle.
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Many volumes have been written on Gettysburg but this has to be the definitive work. Coddington addresses many of the major controversies of the battle with a balanced perspective and thoughtful insight. Not for the casual reader, but if you think you know Gettysburg you owe it to yourself to be challenged by this monumental work!