Gettysburg--The First Day

Gettysburg--The First Day For Good Reason, The Second And Third Days Of The Battle Of Gettysburg Have Received The Lion S Share Of Attention From Historians With This Book, However, The Critical First Day S Fighting Finally Receives Its Due After Sketching The Background Of The Gettysburg Campaign And Recounting The Events Immediately Preceding The Battle, Harry Pfanz Offers A Detailed Tactical Description Of Events Of The First Day He Describes The Engagements In McPherson Woods, At The Railroad Cuts, On Oak Ridge, On Seminary Ridge, And At Blocher S Knoll, As Well As The Retreat Of Union Forces Through Gettysburg And The Federal Rally On Cemetery Hill Throughout, He Draws On Deep Research In Published And Archival Sources To Challenge Many Long Held Assumptions About The Battle. Pfanz s Gettysburg Day 1Harry Pfanz, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park, has written a three volume trilogy on the Battle of Gettysburg This book, the last of the volumes to be written, covers the opening day of the great battle, July 1, 1863 For many people, the fighting on the first day tends to be overshadowed by events such as the struggle for Little Round Top on July 2 and Pickett s Charge on July 3 But the first Pfanz s Gettysburg Day 1Harry Pfanz, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service and historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park, has written a three volume trilogy on the Battle of Gettysburg This book, the last of the volumes to be written, covers the opening day of the great battle, July 1, 1863 For many people, the fighting on the first day tends to be overshadowed by events such as the struggle for Little Round Top on July 2 and Pickett s Charge on July 3 But the first day was critical to the progress of the Battle of Gettysburg Without an unders
As with all of Pfanz s works, the narrative is lucid, straightforward, and comprehensive I felt a littlesatisfied with his book on Cemetery Hill and Culp s Hill than I was with this one, but if you re looking for a detailed analysis of actions at Gettysburg
Harry Pfanz spent 10 years as a historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park After retiring as Chief Historian of the National Park Service in 1981, he began publishing in 1987 what would be a 3 volume series on the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1 3, 1863 The first book covered the events of the second day it was followed by a book in 1993 on the fighting on Culp s and Cemetery Hills over July 2nd and 3rd Although chronologically the first book in the series, Gettysburg The First Day w Harry Pfanz spent 10 years as a historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park After retiring as Chief Historian of the National Park Service in 1981, he began publishing in 1987 what would be a 3 volume series on the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1 3, 1863 The first book covered the events of the second day it was followed by a book in 1993 on the fighting on Culp s and Cemetery Hills over July 2nd and 3rd Although chronologically the first book in the series, Gettysburg The
DITTO All four are a must have for your Civil War libraryI appreciated the large print. A detailed analysis of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg by a historian who already wrote book length studies of the struggles for Cemetary Culps Hills and the rest of the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg He busts a lot of myths about the battle that have been repeated in various histories of the battle over the years Well worth reading
The quick, one line review by Washington Post Book World provided on the front cover of the book says it all, An exhaustive and intimate description of the tactical events of day one Having served for ten years as a historian at Gettysburg National Military Park and manyyears as the Chief Historian of the National Park Service, Harry Pfanz presents impeccable credentials for authoring such an exacting work Any serious student of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg should have th The quick, one line review by Washington Post Book World provided on the front cover of the book says it all, An exhaustive and intimate description of the tactical events of day one Having se
Loved this account of the First Day of fighting at Gettysburg Pfanz does well to bring in biographical sketches of some of the significant Gettysburg participants as he tells the stories of the day He does a great job of creating an enjoyable narrative on the battle Probably n
This book provides a very good account of the first day of the battle of Gettysburg While it goes into many details, Pfanz was able to keep the narrative interesting and engaging The main flaw in this book was the maps Although its maps we
The obsession continues until the trip in December Admittedly I scanned this one pretty quickly.I was mainly interested in the maps However, if you are interested in detail then this is the book for you Every movement of every brigade is tracked on day one.. Good book, lots of generals moving troops to and fro, detailed lists if which divisions regiments did what and where on the first day Usual interesting side storys of individual events happening to individual soldiers, etc.

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  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • Gettysburg--The First Day
  • Harry W. Pfanz
  • English
  • 02 October 2018
  • 0807826243