Defining Moments in American History: The Battle of Gettysburg

Editor/Author Hillstrom, Kevin
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
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ISBN: 978-0-7808-1323-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 65
Book Status: Available
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Provides a detailed account of the American Civil War and the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg. Examines the forces that contributed to the war; early military battles and the Battle of Gettysburg; and the legacy of the Civil War.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Battle of Gettysburg
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: Slavery Threatens the Union
  • Chapter Two: America Erupts into Civil War
  • Chapter Three: Armies Gather Near Gettysburg
  • Chapter Four: The Battle Is Joined
  • Chapter Five: Pickett's Charge and Lee's Retreat
  • Chapter Six: The War Draws to a Close
  • Chapter Seven: Legacy of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) Union Officer Who Led the Defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg
  • Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) General-in-Chief of Union Forces During the Last Year of the War
  • Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886) Union General at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Confederate General of the Army of Northern Virginia
  • Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) President of the United States during the Civil War, 1861-1865
  • James Longstreet (1821-1904) Confederate Corps Commander with the Army of Northern Virginia
  • George G. Meade (1815-1872) Union General Who Commanded the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg
  • George E. Pickett (1825-1875) Confederate General Who Led Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
  • J. E. B. “Jeb” Stuart (1833-1864) Confederate Cavalry Officer with the Army of Northern Virginia
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • The Army of Northern Virginia Invades Pennsylvania
  • Lee's Army Advances to Gettysburg
  • Impressions of the Battle from a British Observer
  • Longstreet and Lee Debate Strategy before the Second Day of Battle
  • Chamberlain Describes the Battle of Little Round Top
  • Meade Decides to Stay Put after Day Two at Gettysburg
  • A Rebel Officer Remembers Pickett's Charge
  • A Yankee Soldier Recalls Pickett's Charge
  • A Northern Newspaper Hails the Victory at Gettysburg
  • General Lee Writes Home after Gettysburg
  • Lincoln's Unsent Letter to Meade
  • Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
  • Woodrow Wilson Addresses Civil War Veterans at Gettysburg
  • A Civil War Historian Reflects on Gettysburg
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Photo and Illustrations Credits