Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Harry W. Pfanz


Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

  • Title: Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill
  • Author: Harry W. Pfanz
  • ISBN: 9780807821183
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Hardcover



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 accounIn 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 Rich with astute judgments about officers on each side, clearly written, and graced with excellent maps, Pfanz s book is tactical history at its finest Civil War A meticulous examination of the desperate engagements that over the course of the three days swept up and down the rough slopes of these two hills, the strategic anchors of the Union right flank New York Times Book Review The first and most comprehensive narrative yet written on this part of the battlefield Civil War enthusiasts should clear a space on their bookshelf for Gettysburg Culp s Hill and Cemetery Hill Blue and Gray Harry Pfanz provides the 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 He 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.


Recent Comments "Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill"

WARNING: PROFESSIONAL MILITARY READER, CLOSED COURSE. Unsupervised reading Gettysburg--Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill can and will result in serious injury to desire to learn more about Gettysburg. Don't Try This at Home Without Military History Professional Available for Assistance!If you are familiar with Gettysburg, you probably know Pickett's Charge well, that march into carnage on the third day. You probably know about Chamberlain and his bayonet charge on Little Round Top. Maybe you are som [...]

Very good, tactical study of the oft ignored northern sector of the Gettysburg battle. Pfanz details Ewell's decision not to seize the heights of Cemetery and Culp's Hill on July 1, as well as providing an exhaustively detailed account of both the Confederate dusk assaults on July 2, and the fruitless hammering at Culp's Hill on July 3.Definitely a good book for Gettysburg specialists, recommended.

I can't WAIT to read his book on day 2!

In this third book of his trilogy on the Battle of Gettysburg, Pfanz focuses on a very little-recognized aspect of the engagement--the fight for Culp s Hill and Cemetery Hill on the northern part of the battlefield July 2-3. Thanks to Killer Angels and the movieGettysburg , Longstreet, Chamberlain, Pickett and others who participated in the fighting for the south and center part of the Union line are practically household names and rightly so. But hardly anyone recognizes the names of Oliver How [...]

This so-called "monograph" focuses on the battle within the greater battle of Gettysburg. In terms of research, data and facts, this book is very very good. My overall rating stems from what I viewed as I viewed as deficiencies in writing style and description, namely:-- it's dry; almost clinical (sterile?). There were some nice quotes and anecdotes but did not bring the battle "alive" as I've found with other history writers.-- the constant references to this regiment's right and left spun the [...]

Excellent book by Harry Pfanz that pieces together the fight on Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. Because there were many varied actions on the three days of the Battle, Culp's Hill doesn't fit neatly into the scheme of things, and has somehow been minimalized in the scope of the battle vs. fights like Pettigrew/Pickett's charge and the struggle for Little Round Top. But this book puts it in very clear perspective. Recommend for all CW students and lovers of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Excellent history of the bloody 3rd day ofBattle before Pickett's charge. On Culp's Hill the 1st Maryland Infantry USA battled the 1st Maryland CSA, with ferocity. The Union regiment prevailed and drove off the Confederate Infantry. Pfanz's book and the two other books about the battle are a must have for anyone into the Battle of Gettysburg.

Absolutely awesome study on the Union right and Confederate left.

A little hard to read at times but a good book on a little know part of the battle. My great grandfather was there and that is why I read this book. Sometimes it was hard to follow what was happening but then battle was a hard fought battle that no one seemed to have a clear view of.

more of the same details, stories

This was a good account of the 2nd and 3rd days of the battle at Gettysburg. I did learn more about the lesser known battles of Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. This book was a bit dry for my taste.

verry good

Any Civil War buff must have all four of his books. If you read all four books you could stop reading about the battle.All four books are outstanding!


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