"No chapter in the annals of the most important battle of America's national epic has been more celebrated than the key struggle for possession of the rocky hill at the extreme southern flank of the battle line at Gettysburg, Little Round Top. And no contest during the battle of Gettysburg was deadlier or as dramatic as the high stakes showdown for Little Round Top on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. Gettysburg was the decisive turning point of America's history, and Little Round Top was the crucial turning point of that three-day struggle in Adams County, Pennsylvania. Little Round Top was indeed the bloody Hill of Destiny, when the fate of America hung in the balance and was ultimately determined on the most decisive day of the three days at Gettysburg, July 2.
However, some of the most important aspects of the famous struggle for Little Round Top have been distorted by misconceptions, myths, and layers of romance. For the first time, this ground-breaking book, America's Bloody Hill of Destiny, A New Look at the Struggle for Little Round Top, July 2, 1863, has presented a fresh and new look at the key leaders and hard-fighting common soldiers on both sides, who played the most important roles during the climactic struggle that decided the fate of America during one of the most pivotal moments in American history."
|Publisher:||America Through Time|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER, PhD, has authored nearly thirty books on various aspects of the American experience. He has long specialized in the most forgotten and overlooked subjects of the Civil War, presenting unique narratives of a ground-breaking nature. After earning a PhD in American history from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, Tucker served as a professional historian for the Department of Defense, mostly in the Washington, D.C., area.
Table of Contents
1 Creation of an Elite Regiment 29
2 Decisive Showdown at Gettysburg 54
3 America's Rocky Hill of Destiny 72
4 First Determined Attack on Little Round Top 151
5 Repeated Desperate Assaults up the Hill of Death 178
6 Almost Winning It All: The Collapse and Rout of the 16th Michigan 236