Along The Lines of Devotion

The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863

James Smith

The Battle of Gettysburg became known as one of the bloodiest battles on American soil. Beginning on June 9, 1863 this comprehensive narrative takes the reader through the Gettysburg campaign until reaching the end of the first day's battle of Gettysburg, on July 1, relating human interest stories, humorous accounts, and death-defying tales.
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781625450562
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The fighting that began on July 1, 1863 in Gettysburg built the foundation to what would become known as the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil, yet locations such as McPherson's Ridge, Oak Hill, and Barlow's Knoll remain some of the most overlooked locations around the battlefield. Cast into the shadows of much more scenic locations, such as Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Wheatfield, and others, it is easy to drive right through one of these iconic locations of the battlefield. This comprehensive narrative shines light on this portion of the battlefield that is so often overlooked.

Beginning on June 9 and taking the reader through July 1, the author describes in detail the movement of troops, human interest stories, humorous accounts and detailed descriptions of the men present at the battle.

About The Author

James Smith visited the Gettysburg National Military Park for the first time, when he was thirteen years old. Since then, another thirteen years have passed and he has provided information for numerous newspaper articles and internet blogs. Smith spends much of his free time studying the conduct of the battle and the participants in it. He also conducts several battlefield walks per year and telling the stories of the men who fought in the Civil War.

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