“Over a Wide, Hot . . . Crimson Plain”
The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863
Imprint: Savas Beatie
240 Pages, 6 x 9 in
- July 2023
- In Stock
In a bit more than 24 hours, the back-and-forth Bliss farm combat would attract at least 10 Union and Confederate regiments, draw heavy artillery fire, disrupt the seemingly unstoppable Confederate assault moving northward against Cemetery Ridge, and kill and wound hundreds of men. This study is based on official records, letters, diaries, and other unpublished archival sources. A new foreword by award-winning author and Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide James Hessler opens this facsimile edition, which originally appeared to great acclaim in a small print run in 1994.
Elwood Christ’s extraordinary “Over a Wide, Hot . . . Crimson Plain”: The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863 remains the only book ever published on the subject.
“This book remains the most extensive and in-depth treatment of the Bliss farm fighting to date, and any future attempt to replicate it will only be parroting Christ’s work.” ~James A. Hessler, award-winning author