The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (3)

The Third Day

The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (3) cover

The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (3)

The Third Day

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An authoritative and superbly illustrated exploration of the events of July 3, 1863, incorporating new interpretations that have arisen in the past two decades.

The third day of the Battle of Gettysburg was the most dramatic of the three. Among the iconic clashes that took place was the 12,500-man attack known as Pickett's Charge, General Lee's last assault at Gettysburg in which his soldiers suffered over 60 percent losses. Other key moments of the day were the action at Culp's Hill-arguably where the outcome of the battle was decided-the engagement at East Cavalry Field, the two-hour artillery duel, and the Union counterattack at the south end of the battlefield.

This final volume in Timothy J. Orr's trilogy emphasizes the tactical decisions of Day Three and documents the ensuing combat in detailed 2D maps, 3D diagrams, and historic photographs. It also includes a brief summary of the strategic and human consequences of the campaign, carrying the story to November 19, 1863, the day of Lincoln's famed Gettysburg Address. Primary accounts from common soldiers infuse this study, reminding readers that Gettysburg was-among other things-a tale of suffering and endurance. The experiences and equipment of these men are brought to life in stunning detail in Steve Noon's dramatic battlescenes.

Table of Contents

End of Day Two
Orders of Battle
Opposing Plans
The Third Day

Product details

Published 15 Aug 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472861580
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Colour illustrations throughout, including battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams and photographs.
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 403
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Timothy J. Orr

Timothy Orr is associate professor of military his…


Steve Noon

Steve Noon was born in Kent, UK, and attended art…


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