Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburgby Bradley M. Gottfried
While the battle of Gettysburg is certainly the most-studied battle in American history, a comprehensive treatment of the part played by each unit has been ignored. Brigades of Gettysburg fills this/i>
The first comprehensive chronicle of every Union and Confederate brigade at the Battle of Gettysburgwhere they fought, how they fought, and who led them.
While the battle of Gettysburg is certainly the most-studied battle in American history, a comprehensive treatment of the part played by each unit has been ignored. Brigades of Gettysburg fills this void by presenting a complete account of every brigade unit at Gettysburg and providing a fresh perspective of the battle.
Using the words of enlisted men and officers, the author-well-known Civil War historian Bradley Gottfried-weaves a fascinating narrative of the role played by every brigade at the famous three-day battle, as well as a detailed description of each brigade unit. Organized by order of battle, each brigade is covered in complete and exhaustive detail: where it fought, who commanded, what constituted the unit, and how it performed in battle. Innovative in its approach and comprehensive in its coverage, Brigades of Gettysburg is certain to be a classic and indispensable reference for the battle of Gettysburg for years to come.
Author Biography: Bradley M. Gottfried is president of Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. He is the author of three books on the Civil War and is a frequent contributor to Gettysburg Magazine and Civil War Times Illustrated. He has made regular appearances on the History Channel's shows about the Civil War.
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Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried is president of Sussex County Community College in New Jersey. He is the author of three Civil War books: The Battle of Gettysburg—A Guided Tour; Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade; and Roads to Gettysburg.
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This is an excellent addition to my civil war library. It details all the brigades including loses for both union and confederate units fighting at Gettysburg. I especially liked the one detailing our local unit that fought so heroically on Culp's hill.
Difficult to follow brigades unless you are familiar with the Gettysburg battlefield or have a battlefield map handy.
Great book if you know the battle well. It's unique to be able to follow individual units through a battle campaign. Do not try to read this without this knowledge or you will be lost. My only objection is that cavalry brigades were not included, despite them having a significant impact on the battle. Therefore, the title should be, "Infantry Brigades of Gettysburg."