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The Second Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership Gary W. Gallagher

The Second Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership

Gary W. Gallagher

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ISBN : 9781612770796
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210 pages
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Notable Civil War historians herein continue the evaluation of select commanders begun in The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership. Based on fresh manuscript sources and careful consideration of existing literature, theMoreNotable Civil War historians herein continue the evaluation of select commanders begun in The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership. Based on fresh manuscript sources and careful consideration of existing literature, the essays in The Second Day at Gettysburg explore such controversial issues as Robert E. Lees decision to renew the tactical offensive on July 2- James Longstreets effectiveness in executing Lees plan- the origin and impact of Daniel E. Sickless decision to advance his Third Corps, which formed the infamous Sickless Salient- the little-understood role of Henry W. Slocum and his Union Twelfth Corps- and the contribution of John C. Caldwells division in the maelstrom of the Wheatfield. These provocative essays present new evidence and sometimes controversial interpretations that will prompt reevaluation of several officers who played crucial roles during the second day of the Gettysburg campaign.