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 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2011 04:11 pm
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Can anyone recommend the best (i.e., factually accurate) about Pickett's ill-fated charge?

Thanks in advance!:)



 Posted: Sun Mar 20th, 2011 04:17 pm
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I'd recommend Carol Reardon's "Pickett's Charge in History and Memory" After discussing the charge, she explains how memory of the charge evolved over time.

V/R

Mark



 Posted: Thu Mar 24th, 2011 03:09 pm
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Michael,
I would say Earl Hess's "Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg" (UNC Press, 2000) is the best.



 Posted: Fri Mar 25th, 2011 01:54 am
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I didn't know Hess had written a book on Pickett's Charge! He's one of my favorites. I'll have to go check it out!

Mark



 Posted: Fri Mar 25th, 2011 02:21 am
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Mark-

  Here you are:

Amazon.com: Pickett's Charge--The Last Attack at Gettysburg (9780807826485): Earl J. Hess: Books

 



 Posted: Fri Mar 25th, 2011 01:12 pm
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Not just about the charge, but I thought Longacre's bio of Pickett was a well done book.

Dennis



 Posted: Sat Mar 26th, 2011 02:09 am
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Thanks TD!

Mark



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Pickett's Charge: A Microhistory of the Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. By George R. Stewart.....an oldy but a goody.



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Captain Crow wrote: Pickett's Charge: A Microhistory of the Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. By George R. Stewart.....an oldy but a goody.
Aren't oldies typically good? The books I go to a lot are usually oldies.



 Posted: Sun May 22nd, 2011 05:12 pm
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yep...I still re-read Stackpole's "They Met at Gettysburg" every couple of years...among several others.



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