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Gettysburg History
Gettysburg History
The Pentagoet History of the Gettysburg Campaign is seamlessly integrated with supporting maps, biographies, weapon systems and orders-of-battle. The reader can instantly draw upon supporting or amplifying information throughout the text without disrupting the train of events. For historical authority and amateur enthusiast alike, one can drill into the histories to get as much or as little amplifying information as is required to understand what happened, and why.
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1. Overview
  A. Brief Description
  B. Historical Importance
2. Principal Issues
  A. Historical
  B. Strategic
  C. Political
  D. Economic
3. Setting the Scene
  A. Strategic Origins
  B. Events Leading up to the Campaign
  C. General Parameters
4. The Campaign
  A. Fredericksburg to Gettysburg
1. LEE’s Choices and the Decision to Move North  
2. LEE Moves North  
3. Brandy Station  
4. LEE Invades Pennsylvania  
5. STUART’s Ride  
6. Movement to Contact  
  B. 1 July
1. Initial Contact
2. The First Battle of McPherson’s Ridge
3. Command and Reinforcement
4. RODES’ II Corps Enters the Battle
5. Battles for Oak Ridge
6. Travails of XI Corps
7. I Corps Retreats from McPherson’s Ridge
8. Finale on Oak Ridge
9. I Corps Retreats from Seminary Ridge
10. XI Corps Withdraws
11. Culp’s Hill – Part I
12. Cemetery Hill Becomes the Federal Cornerstone
13. Reinforcement and Rest
14. Summary of 1 July
  C. 2 July
1. LEE’s Decision and Preparations
2. Morning Skirmishing
3. Federal Movements
4. Movement to Contact
5. Attackers and Defenders
6. Devil’s Den and the Wheatfield
7. Devil’s Den
8. Little Round Top
9. The Wheatfield – Part I
10. Culp’s Hill – Part II
11. Command and Control
12. The Peach Orchard
13. The Wheatfield – Part II
14. Cemetery Ridge – Part I
15. Plum Run
16. Cemetery Ridge – Part II
17. Eastern Actions
18. Culp’s Hill – Part III
19. Cemetery Hill
20. Culp’s Hill – Part IV
21. Day’s Summary
  D. 3 July
1. Appreciations and Decisions
2. Culp’s Hill – Part V
3. Movement to Contact
4. Artillery Preparation
5. Morning Cavalry Action
6. Artillery Bombardment
7. LONGSTREET’s Assault on the Union Center
8. STUART’s Cavalry Action
9. Cavalry Actions – South
10. Aftermath
11. Day’s Summary
  E. Return to Virginia
1. 4 July Standoff
2. Break Contact and Cavalry Actions
3. Pursuit to the Potomac
4. LEE Escapes
5. Concurrent Events
  A. Military
1. Vicksburg
2. Tullahoma
3. Demonstrations against Richmond
  B. Debut of the Repeating Rifle
  C. Cutting the Mississippi
  D. Failure to Achieve Diplomatic Recognition from Europe
6. Long-Term Consequences
  A. Military
1. Failure to Defeat U.S.A
2. The AoP Waxes as the ANV Wanes
3. Defeat in the West
4. More Fighting
  B. Political
1. Failure to Weaken LINCOLN
2. Rallying the North