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The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg

James A. Hessler

Format: Hardcover, 504 pages
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-64-7
eBook: 978-1-611210-45-3
On Sale: June 2009; SOLD OUT!

Format: Paperback, 504 pages
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-84-5
eBook: 978-1-611210-45-3
On Sale: March 2010

39 b/w photos, 6 maps, order of battle, biblio, endnotes, index

WINNER: 2009 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award

WINNER: 2009 Gettysburg Round Table’s Distinguished Book Award

FINALIST: 2009 Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, Biography

James A. Hessler's book is a balanced and entertaining account of Sickles' colorful life. Civil War enthusiasts who want to understand General Sickles' . . . Read More


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Table of Contents



Order of Battle: The Third Corps at Gettysburg

Chapter 1: Murder!

Chapter 2: The Making of a First Class Soldier

Chapter 3: I Think it is a Retreat

Chapter 4: No One Ever Received a More Important Command

Chapter 5: The Third Corps Marches in the Right Direction

Chapter 6: In Some Doubt as to Where He Should Go

Chapter 7: No Relation to the General Line of Battle

Chapter 8: Isn’t Your Line Too Much Extended?

Chapter 9: The “Key” of the Battleground

Chapter 10: Gross Neglect or Unaccountable Stupidity

Chapter 11: The Line Before You Must Be Broken

Chapter 12: Let Me Die on the Field

Chapter 13: He has Redeemed his Reputation Fully

Chapter 14: Subsequent Events Proved My Judgment Correct

Chapter 15: My Only Motive is to Vindicate History/p>

Chapter 16: Spoil a Rotten Egg

Chapter 17: Some Strange Perversion of History

Chapter 18: The Civil War is Only a Memory

Epilogue: That Damn Fool Sickles




Photos and Illustrations



Gettysburg, July 2

Attack and Defense of Devil’s Den

Attack and Defense of the Wheatfield

Attack and Defense of the Peach Orchard

Attack and Defense of the Emmitsburg Road Position


James A. Hessler

James A. Hessler works in the financial services industry and is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has taught Sickles and Gettysburg-related courses for Harrisburg Area Community College and the Gettysburg Foundation. Read More...

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