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From the Publisher“This book collects two of the best firsthand accounts of Gettysburg, insightfully introduced and edited. It provides illuminating perspectives on the bloodiest battle in U.S. history and an invaluable commentary on the process of recording and remembering our past.”
Aaron Sheehan-Dean, University of North Florida
“Smartly edited and abundantly illustrated, Two Witnesses provides a wonderfully readable account of the most celebrated battle of the Civil War by two of its keenest observers.”
William L. Barney, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Gallagher's mastery of the art of bringing Civil War history to life shines here, only this time, instead of bringing the war to us, he transports us directly to Gettysburg where, in the eloquent company of Reid and Fremantle, we become eye-witnesses, too.”
Elizabeth D. Leonard, Colby College, author of Lincoln’s Avengers (2004)
"In these dispatches from the maelstrom, Gettysburg seems as fresh as it was 150 years ago. This is as close as you'll ever get to going on an ‘embed’ with the armies of Meade and Lee."
Stephen Berry, University of Georgia
"These two compelling journalistic accounts of Gettysburg capture the wartime myopia of confusion, opinion, distance, and death, while expert historian Gallagher provides the historical context that makes the contrast of the two accounts so revealing."
Heather Cox Richardson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst