Why does the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863) still resonate in the hearts and minds of Americans 150 years later? Allen C. Guelzo depicts this momentous battle with both terror and reverence, relating the true grittiness behind the lines, the daily lives of horrified civilians, and the role of politics in military tactics.
Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, where he also serves as Director of Civil War Era Studies. He is the author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. Louis P. Masur (moderator) is Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University and author of several books, including Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union and The Civil War: A Concise History.
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