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The Civil War Battle Series: Gettysburg


Major Battles of the Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg

More than a third of the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg became casualties during three pivotal days of the Civil War.

Learn what happened there and why — it had nothing to do with shoes — during the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

Presented by James A. Garfield National Historic Site Manager (and Gettysburg native) Todd Arrington.

Tipping the Scales ~ A Walk Through the Civil War lecture series - Gettysburg College

Prof. Allen Guelzo gave the lecture, Tipping the Scales on Feb. 20 as part of the A Walk Through the Civil War lecture series.


Battle of Gettysburg: Bird's-Eye View | Animated History

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Comte De Paris. The Battle of Gettysburg: a History of the Civil War in America. Digital Scanning Inc, 1999.

Gettysburg Album. Military Images 36, no. 3 (2018): 16-23.

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. Oxford History of the United States. Oxford University Press, 1988.

Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg – The First Day. University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg – The Second Day. University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg: Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill. University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Trudeau, Noah Andre. Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage. HarperCollins, 2002.

U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901.

Fields of Honor Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin C. Bearss

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Liberty and Union ~ A Walk Through the Civil War lecture series - Gettysburg College

Prof. Allen Guelzo gave the lecture, Liberty and Union on Nov. 14 as part of the A Walk Through the Civil War lecture series.


Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion - Full Feature Documentary

The Battle of Gettysburg is considered a major turning point in the Civil War. This film explores Abraham Lincoln's role as commander in chief and Lee's invasion of the North.

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The production features commentary by Ronald F. Maxwell and leading Gettysburg historian, Allen Guelzo. Battle sequences are from the largest Civil War reenactment ever staged The 150th Gettysburg Anniversary Reenactment.

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Directed by Robert Child
Narrated by Ron Drew

Movie Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
06:02 Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion
09:00 July 1, 1863
16:13 General Francis Barlow
21:51 July 2, 1863 The Wheatfield
29:17 The Union Center
38:02 East Calvary Field
41:07 A High Water Mark
55:07 We Had Only to Close Our Fingers
57:39 Credits

IMDb Review:
Robert Child wrote and directed this very good documentary on the Battle of Gettysburg. If you're a history buff then I'm going to guess that you're going to know the majority of the stories that are told here but that's not going to take away from the entertainment value. I'm not sure what the budget of this was but we're given some very good re-enactment scenes that are extremely well-done and believable. The film also benefits from a wealth of knowledge told through the narrator as well as some history buffs. At just 61-minutes the film never overplays its welcome and I'd argue that fans of the genre should really enjoy this. A lot of times these low-budget documentaries are just made to try and milk whatever money that can from fans but this one here was extremely worthwhile.

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Gettysburg (1993) ~Pickett's Charge (part one)

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Battle of Gettysburg: Bird's-Eye View - A Civil War Historian Reacts

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The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20

In which John Green ACTUALLY teaches about the Civil War. In part one of our two part look at the US Civil War, John looks into the causes of the war, and the motivations of the individuals who went to war. The overarching causes and the individual motivations were not always the same, you see. John also looks into why the North won, and whether that outcome was inevitable. The North's industrial and population advantages are examined, as are the problems of the Confederacy, including its need to build a nation at the same time it was fighting a war. As usual, John doesn't get much into the actual battle by battle breakdown. He does talk a little about the overarching strategy that won the war, and Grant's plan to just overwhelm the South with numbers. Grant took a lot of losses in the latter days of the war, but in the end, it did lead to the surrender of the South. If you want to learn more about the Civil War, we recommend these books:
Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
The Civil War by Shelby Foote

Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. There were many causes of the American Civil War and events that led to disunion:
Once the war started, its outcome was determined by the different abilities and resources of the divided North and South:

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The Civil War Battle Series: Gettysburg

Dr. Mark DePue discusses the most famous and iconic battle of the American Civil War.

The Civil War Battle Series: From Wilderness to Cold Harbor

Dr. Mark DePue discusses the Civil War Battles from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor - including Spotsylvania - using maps, illustrations and the words of the men who fought there.

The Civil War Battle Series: The Road to Appomattox

Dr. Mark DePue discusses the end of the American Civil War and the final battles. Christian McWhirter joins Mark to discuss music of the Civil War and Mark Flotow joins to discuss letters and poetry of the War. Special guest appearance by The Four Sopranos.

The Civil War Battle Series: Gettysburg

Dr. k DePue discusses the most famous and iconic battle of the American Civil War.

Dr. k DePue discusses the siege of Vicksburg in this continuing series on battles of the American Civil War.

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Learn more at: Historian Garry Adelman describes the events that took place during the Battle of Gettysburg from 1- 3, 1863.

The Civil War Battle Series: Sherman in Georgia

Dr. Mark DePue discusses the battles surrounding Sherman's March to the Sea and Dr. James Cornelius joins him to discuss the politics of the day and the 1864 Presidential election.

Battles of the Civil War: Crash Course US History #19

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In which John Green lists a whole lot of the battles of the US Civil War in seven and a half minutes. We get a lot of requests for military history, so we offer a list of battle names, with some commentary about outcomes, and lots of really interesting pictures. This is a but of a departure for Crash Course as we leave behind the world of thoughtful analysis and just list some facts. Don't worry though. We've already got our brains turned back on for next week. Support CrashCourse on Patreon:

Hey teachers and students - Check out CommonLit's free collection of reading passages and curriculum resources to learn more about the events of this episode. The Battle of Gettysburg remains one of the most infamous battles of the Civil War:
The Civil War pitted brother against brother and friend against friend, as was the case for the two warring generals in the Siege of Vicksburg:

Metal Detecting Gettysburg//Civil War Relics Abound

Gettysburg! Gettysburg! Gettysburg! Relic hunting the greatest battle of the Civil War. Join Wes, Matt, and James as we head to Gettysburg PA to metal detect family land. The relics found at this site were amazing and we want to take you along and experience the thrill of finding Civil War relics from Gettysburg. Minelab Equinox 800 and the XP Deus. This is episode #31 of the 2020 relic season. Thank you!

The Curtain Falls ~ A Walk Through the Civil War lecture series - Gettysburg College

Prof. Allen Guelzo gave the lecture, The Curtain Falls on March 20 as part of the A Walk Through the Civil War lecture series.

Due to technical difficulties, the second part of this lecture is not available.

Grand Tactician: The Civil War – The Battle of Gettysburg – A First Look – Part 1

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A first look at one of the most anticipated games to cover the American Civil War, drawing inspirations from epics like Sid Meier’s Gettysburg, Scourge of War: Gettysburg, Civil War 2, Total War, and Ultimate General: Civil War, Grand Tactician: The Civil War looks like it wants to be a blend of the best of all the above, can it pull it off? Check out this series and you be the judge.

Grand Tactician: The Civil War (1861-1865) is a real-time strategy game combining a strategic campaign with tactical battle (much like Total War) Gameplay. Run your nation, muster, manage, and support your Armies, and maneuver them to defeat the enemy. Once opposing armies meet, command your troops to victory in epic battles fought on historical battles, like Gettysburg, Antietam, Manassas, and many more. See if you have what it takes to crush the Rebellion and preserve the Union or establish the Confederate States of America as an independent country in this sprawling wargame.

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Gettysburg NPS Winter Lecture Series- Civil War Defenses of Washington During the Gettysburg...

Everyone is a phan of Steve Phan. He visited Gettysburg on January 25 to deliver a lecture about the role the Civil War Defenses of Washington played in the Gettysburg Campaign. Did you know that some of the units that fought here were pulled from the forts to join the Army of the Potomac?

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Civil War - Battle of Gettysburg Explained | Fast Facts Kids

Discover the Key Players, Opposing Forces and What Makes the Battle of Gettysburg so important. Presented by Bryce Franklin, host of Fast Facts Kids.



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Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (FULL Audiobook)

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Chancellorsville and Gettysburg - audiobook
Abner DOUBLEDAY (1819 - 1893)

Abner Doubleday began the Civil War as a Union officer and aimed the first cannon shot in response to the bombardment opened on Ft. Sumter in 1861. Two years later, after a series of battles (including Antietam, where he was wounded), Doubleday took over a division in the Army of the Potomac's 1st Corps.

These are his memoirs of service in two of the War's great campaigns. At Chancellorsville, a very promising start made by General Hooker against Lee's Confederate forces fell to a defeat when, in Doubleday's estimation, normal and prudent precautions against surprise in the heavily-wooded battlefield were not carried out; he also seemingly apologizes for Hooker's lack of leadership during the battle as a result of his having been stunned by a cannon ball hitting the post against which he was leaning.

After Chancellorsville, Hooker was replaced as Army Commander by General George Meade. Doubleday describes the curious circumstances that led the two opposing armies to meet at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. When Doubleday's superior, General John Reynolds, was killed by a sharpshooter on the first day's battle, he took over the 1st Corps and fought it well against converging Confederate divisions that badly outnumbered him. The Corps was forced by battle losses to retire, but its desperate fight bought the time needed for Union reinforcements to pour into Gettysburg and thus prevent a defeat in detail.

General Howard of the XIth Corps replaced Doubleday as the senior commander on the field, and mistakenly wrote to Meade that 1st Corps had routed after practically no fighting. Thus, when Meade arrived, he removed Doubleday from command of 1st Corps, replacing him with a more junior general from another Corps. The snub would embitter Doubleday against Meade. This book is in part Doubleday's revenge, as he picks apart Meade's indecision after the battle was essentially won, with the repulse of the famous Pickett's Charge. In his view, Meade could have won the war at that moment. (Summary by Mark Smith)
Genre(s): War & Military Fiction, *Non-fiction, History
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)



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