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Wayne E. Motts

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Wayne E. Motts is the chief executive officer of The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been a Licensed Battlefield Guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park for more than 25 years, and is the narrator of the popular Gettysburg Field Guide driving tour produced by Travelbrains Corporation. He is the author of Trust in God and Fear Nothing: Lewis A. Armistead, CSA (Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1994), the only published biography of the Confederate general mortally wounded in Pickett’s Charge, and co-author of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.

Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg
A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History

James A. Hessler

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Price: 37.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-200-6
eBook: 978-1-61121-201-3
On Sale: June 2015

7x10, 126 images, 31 maps

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150 years after the event, the grand near-suicidal attack against the Union position on Cemetery Ridge still emotionally resonates with Gettysburg enthusiasts like no other aspect of the battle. On the afternoon of July 3, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered more than 12,000 Southern infantry to undertake what would become the most legendary charge in American military history. This attack, popularly but inaccurately known as "Pickett's Charge," is often considered the turning point of the Civil War's seminal battle of Gettysburg. Read More...



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July 2015


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