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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