From the events that led to the clash at Gettysburg in July 1863 to the retreat of Robert E. Lee's defeated Confederates, Richard Wheeler uses the words of participants--both Northern and Southern--to bring one of the Civil War's bloodiest, most pivotal battles to life. Wheeler blends these compelling personal accounts into a startlingly vivid tapestry of war and a dramatic narrative that entertains as well as informs. This is eyewitness history at its best.
Richard Wheeler is also author of four other Civil War histories: Voices of the Civil War (0-452-01066-7), The Siege of Vicksburg (0-690-01507-0), Sherman's March (0-06-097413-3), and Sword over Richmond (0-06-092067-X). He lives in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.