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e-Book The Battle Between the Farm Lanes: Hancock Saves the Union Center: Gettysburg July 2, 1863 (Discovering Civil War America Series, V. 4) download

e-Book The Battle Between the Farm Lanes: Hancock Saves the Union Center: Gettysburg July 2, 1863 (Discovering Civil War America Series, V. 4) download

by David L. Shultz,David F. Wieck

ISBN: 0967377072
ISBN13: 978-0967377070
Language: English
Publisher: Ironclad Publishing (November 28, 2006)
Pages: 300
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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David Schultz and David Wieck present a commendable study of the struggle for the Federal left center at Gettysburg on the evening of July 2. The reader can tell from Battle Between the Farm Lanes that Schultz and Wieck ar. .

David Schultz and David Wieck present a commendable study of the struggle for the Federal left center at Gettysburg on the evening of July 2. The reader can tell from Battle Between the Farm Lanes that Schultz and Wieck are well-informed masters of this particular action, but this work nonetheless suffers from a few distractions

Gettysburg, late afternoon, Thursday, July 2, 1863. The Union left wing is a shambles.

Gettysburg, late afternoon, Thursday, July 2, 1863. General Dan Sickles has been carried from the field with a gruesome wound and his Third Corps is in full retreat. Confederate troops cross the Emmitsburg Road and advance on the center of the Union position. There is no coherent Union line, just two-thirds of an over-extended Second Corps scattered the length of Cemetery Ridge.

The third day of the greatest battle of the Civil War gets most of the attention. After all it was the culmination of the three day holocaust on that fateful July 3, 1863 in a German farming community area called Gettysburg. However, the second day was extremely vital to the outcome of the three day bloodfest.

During the Second Day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863) Confederate Ge. Richard H. Anderson against the Union center on Cemetery Ridge. That evening, Confederate Second Corps commander Lt. Gen.

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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the .

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.

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On the afternoon of July 2, 1863, Lt. James Longstreet struck the Union left flank with a massive blow that collapsed Dan Sickles' advanced position in the Peach Orchard and rolled northward, tearing open a large gap in the center of the Federal line on Cemetery Ridge. Fresh Confederates from A. P. Hill's Corps advanced toward the mile-wide breach, where Southern success would split the Army of the Potomac in two. The fate of the Battle of Gettysburg hung in the balance.

David Farragut – major step in taking control of Miss . The Tide of the War Turns Battle of Gettysburg -July 1-3, 1863 – in PA -turning point in the war -largest battle ever fought in . Union had 88,000 - Conf. had 75,000  July 1 – Conf. The Tide of the War Turns July 3 – Lee decided to attack the Union center – Longstreet opposed – after 2 hrs. of artillery fire the South attacked -Gen.

July 1, 1863: The battle begins when Union cavalry intercepts Confederate infantry marching toward Gettysburg. During the Civil War both the Federal (Union) and Confederate armed forces were made up of several armies. Fighting escalates throughout the first day, until Union soldiers are forced to retreat. July 2, 1863: Union forces rally as more soldiers arrive on the field and take up a defensive position. The largest of these armies, and the main armies in the Eastern theater, were the Army of Northern Virginia on the Confederate side, and the Army of the Potomac on the Federal side. These are the two armies that fought at Gettysburg.

The issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation had less to do with ending slavery than saving the crumbling union. At the Battle of Gettysburg, 26-year-old Vincent and his brigade arrived on July 2, 1863. He had started the Gettysburg Campaign knowing that his young wife, Elizabeth H. Carter, whom he had married on the day he enlisted in the army, was pregnant with their first child.

Gettysburg, late afternoon, Thursday, July 2, 1863.The Union left wing is a shambles. General Dan Sickles has been carried from the field with a gruesome wound and his Third Corps is in full retreat.Confederate troops cross the Emmitsburg Road and advance on the center of the Union position. There is no coherent Union line, just two-thirds of an over-extended Second Corps scattered the length of Cemetery Ridge. A desperate Winfield Scott Hancock organizes a defense, placing artillery batteries, hurling regiments forward, trading men for time. It is a masterful performance under extreme conditions.The Union and Confederate forces collide in Plum Run Ravine. More than at any other point in the three days of fighting, the issue hangs in the balance. This great battle is reduced to less than an acre of ground.This book pays close attention to the terrain, how it shaped the battle, how it dictated the movement of troops and how it guided Hancock's decisions. The thrilling narrative and the detailed driving and walking tour make it a must for both casual and serious students of the battle.
Comments:
Uleran
Most books now published relative to the Battle of Gettysburg are "microhistories", focusing in on small segments of the whole, exploring those segments in great detail. "The Battle between the Farm Lanes" is such a microhistory, examining a crucial moment during the second day of fighting at Gettysburg. The Confederate successes at the Peach Orchard and the Wheatfield and their failure at Little Round Top during the grand assault on the Union left on July 2, 1863, are well-known and well-documented in many works. Less familiar is the story of how the Union Army of the Potomac brought the Confederate onslaught to a halt and preserved the integrity of their main position along Cemetary Ridge. "The Battle between the Farm Lanes" is the story of how the Army of the Potomac brought the Confederate advance to a halt and turned it back. The authors carefully examine the role of Winfield Scott Hancock (commander of the Federal Second Corps) in directing that Union effort, and they give him high marks for saving the Army of the Potomac from grievous defeat. But they do not neglect Hancock's subordinate commanders in how they carried out his orders and performed heroically on the battlefield. "The Battle between the Farm Lanes" is a volume that belongs on the shelves of anyone seriously interested in Gettysburg, and it provides a a vivid look at Civil War combat on the infantry regiment and artillery battery level.

Gogal
This excellent book focuses on a too little publicized battle that was more in doubt than the famous Pickett's charge. Indeed, had Hancock and the men he commanded not prevailed in this battle, Pickett's charge would never have occurred because the Confederates would have already captured Cemetery Ridge on the second day of the Gettysburg battle. The repulsion was due to Hancock's hand's-on decisive leadership and the stunning bravery exhibited by the Union soldiers, plus some luck with regard to timing and favorable terrain. All these reasons are explored at length in this magnificent book. You receive a detailed treatment of the battle, answers and educated (and supported) guesses as to previously unanswered questions, plus a clear description of the role played by the terrain. As a bonus, there is a detailed auto and walking guide for those who want to experience the battlefield on foot. An added plus is the clear, direct writing style that turns this book into a thriller that is hard to put down. If you want to know more about what really happened at Gettysburg, this book is invaluable.

Bad Sunny
Ironclad Publishing continues to bring affordable high quality Civil War histories to the public as part of The Discovering Civil War America Series. This is the fourth excellent book in the series the others are:

Protecting the Flank: The Battles for Brinkerhoff's Ridge and East Cavalry Field

A Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edwards Ferry

"No Such Army since the Days of Julius Caesar" Sherman's Carolinas Campaign: from Fayetteville to Averasboro

Each is a paperback book of 200 to 300 pages, with illustrations, maps, index, bibliography and notes. Each book is a very good introductory to intermediate account of the subject and is about the best buy available in Civil War history.

July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg is my candidate for most written about event in the Civil War. The Pickett's Charge is the other event that could be considered for this status. Do we need/want another book about this well covered event? Considering the work of Coddington and Pfranz this is a very valid question. Some of you may not consider buying this book as you have the mentioned volumes in your library.

While this is a valid consideration, I feel that you will lose a unique view of this action. Most accounts focus on the Confederate side of Longstreet's' attack. The Union response while not slighted has not gotten equal coverage. Unintentionally, this promotes the idea that Longstreet's attack ran out of gas as darkness ends this very long day.

Shultz and Wieck focus on Hancock's responses on July 2nd. Starting with the arrival of his Corps and deployment thru the end of the day, with the attack broken and the Union line intact. Sickles unauthorized advance that weakens the Union left complicate Hancock's task. Sickles being out of position and trying to defend to long a line forces Hancock to reinforce to him. As the battle moves into Hancock's area, he no longer has a full Corps and must cover Sickles area too.

This book is a detailed history of how Hancock held. Riding from crisis to crisis, meeting threat after threat, we come to understand the wrenching decisions he makes. The 19th Main, the 1st Minnesota, the Harpers Ferry Cowards and Turnbull's Battery march and fight across the pages. Each of these actions is detailed and placed within the larger action, allowing us to understand the unique dangers and contributions these units made.

This is a well written easy to read account of the Union response. One of the nicer items is a detailed tour of the area. This allows the reader to visit and understand the why to much of the actions. This book is a valuable addition to your Gettysburg library and highly recommended.

Grotilar
Bought this for my dad for a Christmas gift as he is a big civil war buff, especially Hancock and Gettysburg. Hancock was the main hero of Gettysburg, not Joshua chamberlain or John Buford.

Lesesshe
This book addresses an important part of the Battle of Gettysburg. Unfortunately, the maps are woefully deficient, which detracts from the book's effectiveness.

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