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Gettysburg General Information
Gettysburg General and Background Information
The Pentagoet History of the Gettysburg Campaign backs up its recitation of the events of the campaign with a series of notes and articles describing the weaponry, organization and tactics of the Civil War
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Extract from the General Information Appendices. An outline of the contents of this sections follows:
Outline of Appendices and Supporting Articles
A. Tools of Battle
  1. Muskets
  2. Cannon
B. Weapons Systems
  1. Infantry
  2. Artillery
  3. Cavalry
  4. Engineers
C. Support
  1. Staff
a. Staff Role
b. Professional Skills
c. Technical Skills
  2. Commissary/Supply and Logistics
  3. Telecommunications
  4. Intelligence
  5. Medical/Veterinary Services
D. Command and Control
  1. Means of Unit Control
  2. Officers and Men
a. Officers
b. Soldiers and Troopers
  3. Morale
  4. Movement
a. Strategic
b. Operational
  5. Political Influence
E. Operations and Tactics
  1. Infantry
  2. Artillery
  3. Cavalry
  4. Combined Arms
F. Editor's Comments
  1. General Leadership
  2. What went Right? What went wrong?
G. References
H. Bibliography
I. Contemporary Descriptions
  1. Daily Express (Lancaster, PA) Account of CSA Cavalry Raid 20 June 1863
  2. Lancaster Examiner and Herald (Lancaster, PA) Account of 29 June 1863
  3. New York Times Account of the Battle – 4 July 1863
  4. Daily Express (Lancaster, PA) Account of the Campaign – 11 July 1863
  5. Daily Express (Lancaster, PA) Account of PA Reserves in the Campaign – 13 July 1863
  6. The Historicus Dispute
  7. Gettysburg Meteorology
  8. LINCOLN's Gettysburg Address
J. Conventions Used in This History