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After this urgent protest against entering into battle at Gettysburg according to instructions – which protest is the first and only one I ever made during my entire military career – I ordered my line to advance and make the assault…John B. Hood

Gettysburg Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c 1993 Harry W. Pfanz Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xix, 507 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-487) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

In this companion to his celebrated earlier book, Gettysburg – The Second Day, Harry Pfanz provides the first definitive account of the fighting between the Army of the Potomac and Robert E. Lee‘s Army of Northern Virginia at Cemetery Hill and Culp’s Hill – two of the most critical engagements fought at Gettysburg on 2 and 3 July 1863.

Pfanz provides detailed tactical accounts of each stage of the contest and explores the interactions between – and decisions made by – generals on both sides. In particular, he illuminates Confederate lieutenant general Richard S. Ewell‘s controversial decision not to attack Cemetery Hill after the initial Southern victory on 1 July. Pfanz also explores other salient features of the fighting, including the Confederate occupation of the town of Gettysburg, the skirmishing in the south end of town and in front of the hills, the use of breastworks on Culp’s Hill, and the small but decisive fight between Union cavalry and the Stonewall Brigade.

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