There are only a few obvious mistakes. But I recommend the book, in paper or in its cheaper ebook format. Tucker is a Defense Department historian so he has the resources and expertise for a tactical history and he has demonstrated both in previous books on other military subjects.
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Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Barksdale, frantic at how near he was to a complete breakthrough, was cut down by Union bullets.
Guelzo, in Civil War News. It has been flattering in the extreme that Prof. In turn we will now review his excellent work. To be short, Prof. His combination of strategic grasp, as well as on-the-ground insights, stands as the envy of future historians.
We only hesitate slightly in declaring Prof. Howard so well.
His in-depth insights into that 3-days fight are nothing short of amazing. To we at Casemate it only made the book more of a delight, as Prof. Guelzo, on the basis of his unprecedented expertise, simply knocked down shibboleths or common wisdom left and right. Guelzo agreed with its premise—that if the Cemetery Ridge position had been cracked on Day 2, the Army of the Potomac would have had no other recourse but retreat.
To be clear, Dr. Tucker did not think the half-shattered Mississippi Brigade could have held that position by its own on July 2, even if gained.
But at Gettysburg there was to be no A. Hill such as at Antietam.
The truth is, there were no other days! In any event, we can all refight the Battle of Gettysburg continuously—while in normal life mistakes are made on all sides, in that case the mistakes were crucial to our entire nation. The final result was grand, as the Union held sway. But it was a near-run thing. For a comprehensive look at the three days of Gettysburg we urge everyone to read Prof.
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