Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863--The Tide Turns at Gettysburg

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Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863--The Tide Turns at Gettysburg

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In his beautifully written narrative, Glenn LaFantasie tells the story of the battle for Little Round Top from the perspective of the soldiers who fought and died in July 1863. Using well-chosen quotes from a wide variety of battle participants, TWILIGHT puts the reader in the midst of the fight--firing from behind boulders with members of the 4th Alabama, running up the hillside into battle with the men of the 140th New York, and watching in horror as far too many men die. This book offers an elegy to the courage of those men, a meditation on the meaning of war, and a cautionary tale about the sacrifices nations ask of their soldiers and the causes for which those sacrifices are needed. --Amy Kinsel, Winnrer of the 1993 Allan Nevins Prize for From These Honored Dead: Gettysburg in American Culture

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9781620458488

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2005

Publisher

Wiley

Disciplines

Military History | United States History

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Glenn W. LaFantasie is Richard Frockt Family Professor of Civil War History at Western Kentucky University. He is author of Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground and Gettysburg Requiem: The Life of William C. Oates. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Twilight at Little Round Top: July 2, 1863--The Tide Turns at Gettysburg

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