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Gettysburg Seminar Papers

The Fate Of A Nation



Cover design by Angela Atkinson. Photo by Bill Dowling. Pickett, Meade and Lee photographs courtesy LC



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The Third Day at Gettysburg

(The following essays are in PDF format)

The General Plan of Attack Was Unchanged:
Robert E. Lee and Confederate Operations on July 3
William D. Hewitt, Lt. Col, U.S. Army (ret.)

High Water Mark: Heroes, Myth and Memory
D. Scott Hartwig

Sharpshooters Made a Grand Record This Day:
Combat on the Skirmish Line at Gettysburg on July 3
Timothy J. Orr

For an Hour And a Half We Had a Grand Fourth of July Performance:
Robert E. Lee and Cannonade of July 3
Bert H. Barnett

More May Have Been Required of Them Than They Were Able to Perform:
Seminary Ridge on July 3
Matt Atkinson

And So The Murderous Work Went On:
Pickett’s Charge and Other Civil War Frontal Assaults
Jennifer M. Murray

Alexander Hays and the "Blue Birds:" Brig. Gen. Alexander Hays and the Third Division, Second Corps During Longstreet’s Assault
Karlton D. Smith

Right Gone Awry
Charles Teague

Did Meade Begin a Counteroffensive After Pickett’s Charge
Troy D. Harman

A Brief History and Analysis of the The Hunt-Hancock Controversy
Eric A. Campbell

"The Battle of Gettysburg" by Peter Rothermel, LC

CWLM — Civil War Library and Museum
GNMP — Gettysburg National Military Park, National Park Service
LC — Library of Congress

Graphics: Edwin Forbes, "Pickett’s Charge," LC, page i; Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, page ii.

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