Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky, eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and thorough overview of the entire battle, its drama, and its meaning. From Lee's decision to take his heretofore successful Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac and into Pennsylvania to the withdrawal of the battle-battered Confederate's back across the river into Virginia, Woodworth paints a vivid picture of this pivotal campaign. Instead of focusing on only one aspect of the Gettysburg Campaign as most other books do, Beneath a Northern Sky tells the tale of the entire battle in a richly detailed but swiftly moving narrative.
Steven E. Woodworth is professor of history at Texas Christian University, specializing in the Civil War and Reconstruction. He has written and edited several Civil War books, including Jefferson Davis and His Generals (1990), Davis and Lee at War (1995), and The Human Tradition in the Civil War and Reconstruction (2000).
Chapter 1: The Confidence of Certain Victory Chapter 2: An Invading Army among Them Chapter 3: They Will Come Booming Chapter 4: I Will Fight Them Inch by Inch Chapter 5: Like Grass before a Scythe Chapter 6: Forward and Take Those Heights! Chapter 7: One More Charge and the Day is Ours Chapter 8: Stay and Fight It Out Chapter 9: The Appalling Grandeur of the Storm Chapter 10: I Hope I May Live to See the End of the War Bibliographic Essay