The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863
David L. Shultz, Scott L. Mingus, Sr.
Format: Hardcover, 552 pages
On Sale: October 2015
93 images, 37 maps
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On the afternoon of July 2, 1863, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet struck the Union left flank with a massive blow that collapsed Dan Sickles' advanced position in the Peach Orchard and rolled northward, tearing open a large gap in the center of the Federal line on Cemetery Ridge. Fresh Confederates from A. P. Hill's Corps advanced toward the mile-wide breach, where Southern success would split the Army of the Potomac in two. The fate of the Battle of Gettysburg hung in the balance. Read More...