Gettysburg--The First Day

Harry W. Pfanz

A longtime Gettysburg historian offers a detailed account. For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lions share of attention from historians. With this book, the critical first day receives its due. Harry Pfanz describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blochers Knoll, as well as the retreat of Union forces through Gettysburg and the Federal rally on Cemetery Hill. Throughout, he challenges many long-held assumptions about the battle.