Gettysburg Monuments - First Corps of the Army of the Potomac Steve A Hawks

ISBN: 9781479168743

Published: September 1st 2012

Paperback

140 pages


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Gettysburg Monuments - First Corps of the Army of the Potomac  by  Steve A Hawks

Gettysburg Monuments - First Corps of the Army of the Potomac by Steve A Hawks
September 1st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 140 pages | ISBN: 9781479168743 | 9.54 Mb

The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and deadliest of the American Civil War. Today the battlefield is an incredible outdoor classroom with over a thousand monuments to the men who fought there. These stories set in stone, bronze and iron helpMoreThe Battle of Gettysburg was the largest and deadliest of the American Civil War. Today the battlefield is an incredible outdoor classroom with over a thousand monuments to the men who fought there. These stories set in stone, bronze and iron help visitors explore and understand one of the great turning points in history.

John Reynolds First Corps was the first Union infantry on the field at Gettysburg. It relieved Bufords Cavalry on McPhersons Ridge and fought until the closing shots of Picketts Charge, losing half its men and its commander. Its monuments tell the stories of the Iron Brigade, the Pennsylvania Bucktails, the School Teachers Regiment and Sallie. Of men who took some of the heaviest casualties of the war but continued the fight, holding the vital high ground south of Gettysburg. This book features all 97 monuments to the regiments, batteries, headquarters and leaders of the First Corps at Gettysburg.

Each monument has one or more black and white photographs, complete text from the monument and GPS coordinates. Eight maps show the locations of the monuments and markers on the battlefield.



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