Two Witnesses at Gettysburg: The Personal Accounts of Whitelaw Reid and A.J.L. Fremantle / Edition 2

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The two reporters, A.J.L. Fremantle and Whitelaw Reid, one traveling with the Union army and the other with the Confederates, are the authors of these two magnificent firsthand accounts of the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, the pivotal action of the Civil War.

  • Presents engaging firsthand accounts of the battle of Gettysburg
  • Completely updated with a new introduction, references, illustrations and maps
  • Includes a bibliographic essay for further reading
  • Provides students with a unique and engaging look at the most pivotal action of the Civil War
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book collects two of the best firsthand accounts ofGettysburg, insightfully introduced and edited. It providesilluminating perspectives on the bloodiest battle in U.S. historyand an invaluable commentary on the process of recording andremembering our past.”
Aaron Sheehan-Dean, University of North Florida

“Smartly edited and abundantly illustrated, TwoWitnesses provides a wonderfully readable account of the mostcelebrated battle of the Civil War by two of its keenestobservers.”
William L. Barney, University of North Carolina at ChapelHill

“Gallagher's mastery of the art of bringing Civil Warhistory to life shines here, only this time, instead of bringingthe war to us, he transports us directly to Gettysburg where, inthe eloquent company of Reid and Fremantle, we becomeeye-witnesses, too.”
Elizabeth D. Leonard, Colby College, author ofLincoln’s Avengers (2004)

"In these dispatches from the maelstrom, Gettysburg seems asfresh as it was 150 years ago. This is as close as you'll ever getto going on an ‘embed’ with the armies of Meade andLee."
Stephen Berry, University of Georgia

"These two compelling journalistic accounts of Gettysburgcapture the wartime myopia of confusion, opinion, distance, anddeath, while expert historian Gallagher provides the historicalcontext that makes the contrast of the two accounts sorevealing."
Heather Cox Richardson, University of Massachusetts,Amherst

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405181129
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/20/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia, and author or editor of more than 30 books, among them Lee and His Army in Confederate History (2001) and The Confederate War (1997), as well as The Third Day at Gettysburg & Beyond (1994).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Maps.


Acknowledgments – Sources and Credits.


Editorial Note.

I The Gettysburg Campaign: A Contemporary Account by WhitelawReid.

II The Gettysburg Campaign: From the Diary of A. J. L.Fremantle.

Appendix: The Structure of the Armies.

Bibliographic Essay.


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