The Battle of Gettysburg

Title: The Battle of Gettysburg: The Country, The Contestants, The Results
Genre: History
Author: William C. Storrick, Litt.D.
Publisher: J. Horace McFarland Company, Mount Pleasant Press, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Year: 1961 (twentieth edition of booklet originally published in 1931)
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback booklet, staple-bound
Provenance: Pencil notation of "75" on front cover
Opening Paragraph: "It is difficult to present a great battle with sufficient detail to please both the student of tactics and the average reader. If the visitor is not satisfied with the brief outline here presented, he is recommended to read further in the books listed, and especially to employ a guide, without whose trained and supervised services the best manual is inadequate. The reader in search of romance is recommended to the successive Incidents of the Battle as herein presented." Review: "This is a frontline view from a union officer. He was close to the generals involved and he understood the overall strategy at Gettysburg. He was instrumental in stopping Pickett’s charge and was in the thick of battle. His account is first hand while other books are written years later. While his account may not be totally accurate it is not based on hearsay. It would be hard to believe that a Gettysburg author would not have read this." - Emmet, April 3, 2018.
Notes: Densely worded yet comprehensive guide to the July 1-3, 1863 battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This particular booklet was likely sold on site as a tourist memento.


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