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The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg: Like Ripe Apples in a Storm
     

The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg: Like Ripe Apples in a Storm

by Michael A. Dreese
 

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While the Battle of Gettysburg is often remembered for Chamberlain’s dramatic defense of Little Round Top, Pickett and Pettigrew’s tragic charge, and the stand of the “Iron Brigade,” less-remembered units like the 151st Pennsylvania were also crucial in the Civil War’s most famous battle. The 151st lost over 72 percent of its men to

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While the Battle of Gettysburg is often remembered for Chamberlain’s dramatic defense of Little Round Top, Pickett and Pettigrew’s tragic charge, and the stand of the “Iron Brigade,” less-remembered units like the 151st Pennsylvania were also crucial in the Civil War’s most famous battle. The 151st lost over 72 percent of its men to death, wounds, or capture, the second-highest-percentage loss of all Federal units at the battle.
This is the account of that courageous unit and its role in this decisive moment in American history.

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“attractive...well-written and researched...belongs in every Gettysburg library and can easily serve as a model on how to write an exceptional regimental history”—North & South; “nicely produced...aptly illustrated...Dreese’s vivid narrative and eye for accurate detail lends a real ‘you are there’ feel to the book.”—Flesh and Bones; “this is an excellent, well written unit study and a ‘must’ for students of the Gettysburg Campaign. Recommended”—Crossfire; “a fine job. Numerous maps and photographs...a valuable tool for studying one of the most ferocious battles of the American Civil War”—Civil War Book Review; “well researched...well written...the author has done his homework...informative...valuable...add this volume to [your] Civil War bookshelf”—The Civil War News; “catches a reader’s interest...an excellent book, well written and richly illustrated, and well designed...anyone interested in the Civil War in general, or Gettysburg in particular, will find the story he weaves of great interest, and the nicely illustrated book worth the price”—The Civil War Courier.
North & South
attractive...well-written and researched...belongs in every Gettysburg library and can easily serve as a model on how to write an exceptional regimental history
Flesh and Bones
nicely produced...aptly illustrated...Dreese's vivid narrative and eye for accurate detail lends a real 'you are there' feel to the book.
Crossfire
this is an excellent, well written unit study and a 'must' for students of the Gettysburg Campaign. Recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786445776
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/21/2009
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,141,049
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Dreese is the author of five books and numerous journal articles on topics including Pennsylvania and the American Civil War. An award-winning photographer, he is the president of the Friends and Descendants of the 151st Pennsylvania, and vice-president of the Susquehanna Civil War Round Table. He lives in Kreamer, Pennsylvania.

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