Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Battle of Gettysburg

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,962 / 121 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.2
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 2,851
Added to site: 2010.07.10
mnybks.net#: 28419
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, War
Excerpt

e. And so in addition to the solicitude of all good patriots, we felt that our own honor as men and as an army, as well as the safety of the Capitol and the country, were at stake.

And what if that invasion should be successful, and in the coming battle, the Army of the Potomac should be overpowered? Would it not be? When our army was much larger than at present--had rested all winter--and, nearly perfect in all its departments and arrangements, was the most splendid army this continent ever saw, only a part of the Rebel force, which it now had to contend with, had defeated it--its leader, rather--at Chancellorsville! Now the Rebel had his whole force assembled, he was flushed with recent victory, was arrogant in his career of unopposed invasion, at a favorable season of the year. His daring plans, made by no unskilled head, to transfer the war from his own to his enemies' ground, were being successful. He had gone a day's march from his front before Hooker moved, or was aware of his departure. Then, I

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Rob Sinclair
Rob Sinclair promised his wife that he could pen a “can’t-put-it-down thriller” and, three books later, he is still doing it. Today he talks to us about keeping his books fresh in a genre known for its tropes, the key to writing good action scenes and which actor could best fill the shoes of Carl Logan.
Read full interview...