Jeffry D. Wert re-creates the last day of the bloody Battle of Gettysburg in astonishing detail, taking readers from Meade's council of war to the seven-hour struggle for Culp's Hill -- the most sustained combat of the entire engagement. Drawing on hundreds of sources, including more than 400 manuscript collections, he offers brief excerpts from the letters and diaries of soldiers. He also introduces heroes on both sides of the conflict -- among them General George Greene, the oldest general on the battlefield, who led the Union troops at Culp's Hill.
A gripping narrative written in a fresh and lively style, Gettysburg, Day Three is an unforgettable rendering of an immortal day in our country's history.
Jeffry D. Wert is the author of eight previous books on Civil War topics, most recently Cavalryman of the Lost Cause and The Sword of Lincoln. His articles and essays on the Civil War have appeared in many publications, including Civil War Times Illustrated, American History Illustrated, and Blue and Gray. A former history teacher at Penns Valley High School, he lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, slightly more than one hour from the battlefield at Gettysburg.
Jay Winik The Washington Post Chronicled with considerable flair and authority.
Willian D. Bushnell Civil War Book Review A compelling, gripping, and hour-by-hour account...Wert has once again added immeasurably to Civil War scholarship with this masterful story of men at war.
Stephen W. Sears author of Chancellorsville A deeply researched, thorough, and rock-solid narrative of the climactic day at Gettysburg, by one of our best...historians.
The Dallas Morning News Wert's artistic blend of analysis and narrative, enlivened by telling, firsthand descriptions of the carnage, allows readers to see Gettysburg as never before.