Gettysburg, 1863 : High Tide for the Confederacy Paperback
by Carl Smith
Edited by David Chandler
Illustrated by Adam Hook
Part of the Osprey Military Campaign S. series
Osprey's study of the Battle of Gettysburg (1863), one of the decisive battles of the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble.
By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from the European powers who were watching events closely from across the Atlantic.
Equally, Meade's Army of the Potomac needed to regain it's fighting credibility after the setbacks of Fredericksburg and saw this as an opportunity to redeem its honour.
The clash of 150,000 soldiers from both sides would ultimately decide the fate of a nation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, 70 b&w and 14 colour illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 15/01/1998
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781855323360