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by Bruce Catton

  • ISBN: 0385411456
  • Category: History
  • Author: Bruce Catton
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Main Street Books (May 1, 1990)
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Charles Bruce Catton (October 9, 1899 – August 28, 1978) was an American historian and journalist, known best for his books concerning the American Civil War.

Charles Bruce Catton (October 9, 1899 – August 28, 1978) was an American historian and journalist, known best for his books concerning the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring interesting characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts, dates, and analyses.

Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton narrows his focus on. .

Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton narrows his focus on commander Ulysses S. Grant, whose bold tactics and relentless dedication to the Union ultimately ensured a Northern victory in the nation's bloodiest conflict.

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought over three hot summer days, from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. The South lost the battle-and many men-and it marked a turning point in the bloody war that left the South mostly on the defensive.

In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton-one of America’s most honored Civil War historians-once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. As the War Between the States moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George Little Mac McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the hope that greeted Burnside’s ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg.

What makes Gettysburg so important compared to other Civil War battles, and how close did the Confederacy come to winning the war . Meade had taken command of Army of the Potomac only days before the battle at Gettysburg.

What makes Gettysburg so important compared to other Civil War battles, and how close did the Confederacy come to winning the war, long ago during those sweltering July days? Summary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg began on the morning of July 1st, 1863, continued through July 2nd, and ended on July 3rd, 1863. The Confederate Army withdrew from the field on the evening of July 4t. June 30, 1863: Union cavalry arrives at Gettysburg. After their retreat on the first day, Meade had to choose whether or not to continue the fight.

So Catton's trilogy is more about the troops of the Army of Potomac evolving over time to become a first rate fighting unit

The Author, Bruce Catton, reads like Tolkien. The book is rich in detail, and he brings the battles to life. So Catton's trilogy is more about the troops of the Army of Potomac evolving over time to become a first rate fighting unit. Most books talk about the generals and the strategy - I liked this book because it looked at different perspectives and was thought provoking.

Bruce Catton was known as a popular historian when he first published books about the American Civil War, because of his narrative nonfiction format.

General Meade's July 2nd dispatch to General-in-Chief Halleck indicated the need to assess the Federal predicament: to this end he called a council of war. The thinking of his commanders was best expressed by General Slocum of XII Corps: 'Stay and fight it ou. As the meeting broke up, Meade. As the meeting broke up, Meade turned to General John Gibbon whose division held the centre of the Federal line.

The War at Gettysburg By Nick Jones Getting ThereOn the way to Gettysburg was tough. It was a long hard and tough journey getting there because there was no other way to get there for the army besides walking. It was so hard that some people died, and some got sick. The trip there was very long. Only about half all the people going there survived. The most of all people that died were Confederate men. The Population There was a lot of people involved in The War at Gettysburg. Major Joseph Hooker had 115, 000 men in his army. Major Robert E. Lee had only 70, 000 Confederate men in his army

American Civil War Battle Gettysburg Pennsylvania July 1-3 1863.

American Civil War Battle Gettysburg Pennsylvania July 1-3 1863. In July of 1863, General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia of 75,000 men and the 97,000 man Union Army of the Potomac, under George G. Meade, concentrated together at Gettysburg and fought the Battle of Gettysburg. On June 25, when it became clear to its commander, General Joseph Hooker US, that the enemy was crossing the Potomac west of the Blue Ridge, the Union army, scattered about the Manassas plain, marched to Leesburg and crossed the river at Edward's Ferry, moving west to Frederick, Maryland, and into the Middletown Valley to block the anticipated movement of the enemy.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and respected authority on the Civil War clarifies the causes of the battle of Gettysburg and brings alive the most famous battle ever fought on American soil .B & W illustrations
Reviews about Gettysburg (The War of the Potomac) (7):
Urllet
"Gettysburg: The Final Fury" is the most concise telling of the three-day battle that this writer has studied,yet it is written in a very interesting manner showing the reasons why the battle was won and lost. Bruce Catton is for the most part unbiased in this book, even though one knows his biases from some of his other works. He points out strategies used during this battle, even showing during their explanation why they were doomed to failure.

Of course, hindsight is always 20/20 yet, even so, Military specialists have scratched their heads, wondering what motivated General Robert E. LEE to fight and keep taking the offensive on northern soil as he did for three days, even against the advice of his strongest and most trusted soldier, General Pete Longstreet. Longstreet could look at the upcoming battle objectively, and He told LEE from the first day that fighting at Gettysburg would be a calamitous mistake, which it of course was. Carton at last answers my question as to why the Gettysburg conflict ultimately failed, and I would strongly recommend any Civil War buff such as myself to read "The Final Fury" and find out the answer to that question.
Friert
While nothing will surpass Catton's Stillness at Appomattox, which for my money is the best book ever written on the US Civil War and arguably the best book on US military history period (especially the chapters on the Wilderness), The Final Fury is another example of why he is my favorite US Civil War military historian/writer. Catton writes beautifully, thoroughly researched with insight and perspective which he explicitly calls out and doesn't try to offer opinion as history.
Quendant
This is a concise overview of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is filled with historical information and is a great read, especially if you are planning a trip and want the facts of the battle. It does not provide any in depth analysis of the armies and the decisions that were made. It does give a wonderful narrative of the battle including the events leading up to the battle and the aftermath.
Twentyfirstfinger
It's not one of Bruce Catton's better efforts. Too short for all that went on. Not enough detail.

Catton is best when he can allow his literary style to fully develop, and that requires a certain length. Excellent examples are the Grant biography (Grants Moves South, Grant Takes Command) and the 3-volume history of the Army of the Potomac. Both of those deserve 5-star ratings.
Faugami
Great book
Yananoc
The battle of Gettysberg was so immense that I have had understanding its complexity.
The author of this book has done a fine job in outlining the initial stages and the development of the battle through the maneuvers of both sides of the battle.
digytal soul
Great book by the authority on the Civil War. Short, easy read.
Bruce Catton, along with Shelby Foote, is the greatest historian of the Civil War. He gives voice to the commanding generals, the lowly soldier and his story telling is beautiful.

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