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The Resource Decisions at Gettysburg : the nineteen critical decisions that defined the campaign, Matt Spruill, (electronic resource)

Decisions at Gettysburg : the nineteen critical decisions that defined the campaign, Matt Spruill, (electronic resource)

Label
Decisions at Gettysburg : the nineteen critical decisions that defined the campaign
Title
Decisions at Gettysburg
Title remainder
the nineteen critical decisions that defined the campaign
Statement of responsibility
Matt Spruill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg have inspired scrutiny from virtually every angle. Standing out amid the voluminous scholarship, this book is not merely one more narrative history of the events that transpired before, during, and after those three momentous July days in southern Pennsylvania. Rather, it focuses on and analyzes nineteen critical decisions by Union and Confederate commanders that determined the particular ways in which those events unfolded. Matt Spruill, a retired U.S. Army colonel who studied and taught at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, contends that, among the many decisions made during any military campaign, a limited number & mdash;strategic, operational, tactical, organizational & mdash;make the difference, with subsequent decisions and circumstances proceeding from those defining moments. At Gettysburg, he contends, had any of the nineteen decisions he identifies not been made and/or another decision made in its stead, all sorts of events from those decision points on would have been different and the campaign and battle as we know it today would appear differently. The battle might have lasted two days or four days instead of three. The orientation of opposing forces might have been different. The battle could well have occurred away from Gettysburg rather than around the town. Whether Lee would have emerged the victor and Meade the vanquished remains an open question, but whatever the outcome, it was the particular decision-making delineated here that shaped the campaign that went into the history books. Along with his insightful analysis of the nineteen decisions, Spruill includes a valuable appendix that takes the battlefield visitor to the actual locations where the decisions were made or executed. This guide features excerpts from primary documents that further illuminate the ways in which the commanders saw situations on the ground and made their decisions accordingly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spruill, Matt
Dewey number
973.7/349
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • Command of troops
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Decisions at Gettysburg : the nineteen critical decisions that defined the campaign, Matt Spruill, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-189) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Before the battle -- Wednesday, July 1, 1863 -- Thursday, July 2, 1863 -- Friday, July 3, 1863, and afterward
Control code
ocn724578049
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572337886
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724578049
Label
Decisions at Gettysburg : the nineteen critical decisions that defined the campaign, Matt Spruill, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-189) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Before the battle -- Wednesday, July 1, 1863 -- Thursday, July 2, 1863 -- Friday, July 3, 1863, and afterward
Control code
ocn724578049
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572337886
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)724578049

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