Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It

Postwar Perspectives of Ten Commanders


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About the Book

This is an examination of reminiscences of the primary leaders on both sides at the battle of Gettysburg and a comparison of these reminiscences to the historical record. Many generals presented statements written decades after the Civil War, when the Gettysburg Campaign was the topic of historical research and personal controversy. This comparative history illuminates how history is shaped as well as how the famous battle unfolded.

About the Author(s)

Robert P. Broadwater has written more than 35 books of military history and more than 100 magazine articles dealing with the American Civil War and the Revolutionary War. He lives in Bellwood, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Robert P. Broadwater
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 203
Bibliographic Info: appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4995-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5990-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      1

The Comte de Paris, USA      5
General Oliver Howard, USA      13
General Henry W. Slocum, USA      20
General Abner Doubleday, USA      28
General Daniel Sickles, USA      36
General David Gregg, USA      56
General John Newton, USA      62
General Daniel Butterfield, USA      71
Major General John Gibbon, USA      83
Lieutenant General James Longstreet, CSA      94
General Fitzhugh Lee, CSA      147

Epilogue      182
Appendix: Organization, Strength and Losses of the Opposing Armies at Gettysburg      185
Notes      189
Bibliography      191
Index      193

Book Reviews & Awards

“the structure of the book is one of Broadwater’s successes. He takes the recollections of several commanders and molds them into a coherent account of the battle…refreshing approach to one of the most studied battles in history”—On Point; “excellent”—The Lone Star.