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The most glorious fourth

Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863

1st ed.

Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

July 4, 1863, saw the end of two battles, Vicksburg and Gettysburg, that together inalterably changed the course of the Civil War. It was a glorious day indeed for the Union cause. In this heart-quickening work of history, Duane Schultz interweaves the narratives of these two storied battles, fashioning a blow-by-blow account at once panoramic and intimate. Focusing on that pivotal Independence Day and the days and weeks leading up to it, Schultz vividly portrays not only the major players of the war but also the multitude of soldiers and civilians caught up in its sweep, whether it be Lincoln impatiently pacing the floor of the telegraph office as he awaits news from the front, General Meade frantically plugging the gaps in his tenuous line, or a Vicksburg family trying to make a home for itself in a cave while waiting out the Union siege. Throughout, Schultz weds a sympathetic eye with an unerring ability to trace the narrative thread through the chaos of events. - Jacket flap.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-439) and index.

Genre Personal narratives.


Dewey Decimal Class 973.7/349
Library of Congress E475.27 .S38 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination 447 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of pages 447

ID Numbers

Open Library OL3946139M
Internet Archive mostgloriousfour00schu
ISBN 10 0393048705
LC Control Number 2001031478
Library Thing 320549
Goodreads 2246901

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