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Gettysburg stands as the most studied event of the Civil War and the July , , battle's popularity among scholars and buffs shows no sign of abating. That Gary Gallagher originally intended to produce three separate volumes on the subject affirms its significance.
He successfully completed the first two collections in and , but, as Gallagher confesses, the final book "languished because of my tendency to take on too many commitments" p. He has opted instead to combine nine previously published essays with four new ones and to present this single volume. Three Days at Gettysburg investigates varying issues of leadership and command in both armies.
In his introduction Gallagher explains that the showdown between Robert E.
The First Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership
Meade's Army of the Potomac was their "defining moment. The book is divided into three parts. Part one contains four essays, including three that deal with the Confederates on the first day. Alan T. Nolan takes Lee to task for choosing to move into Pennsylvania, and he is equally critical of Lee's decision-making on July 1.
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Gallagher assesses the uneven performances of A. Hill and Richard S. Ewell but concludes that neither man deserved the harsh censure that they received after the Confederate defeat.
Robert K. Krick describes failed performances by three brigadier generals on Oak Ridge that contrasted with the Confederacy's great strategic success on July 1. In the section's only piece on Union leadership the first day, A. Wilson Greene defends O. Howard and his 11th Corps for redeeming their soiled reputations after Chancellorsville. An unknown error has occurred.
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Three Days at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership
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