Pickett's Charge in History and Memory


As the author notes, the Civil War saw many daring assaults and stout defenses other than Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Why then, is it this maneuver--and not, for example, Richardson's Charge at Antietam or Humphrey's Assault on Fredericksburg--that looms so large in the popular imagination? This innovative study reveals why Pickett's Charge endures so strongly. 23 illustrations.

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