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By Richard A. Sauers

ISBN-10: 1574884883

ISBN-13: 9781574884883

ISBN-10: 1574887505

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On July 2, 1863, the second one day of battling at Gettysburg, Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, in a debatable interpretation of his orders, complex his males past the confirmed Union line, exposing his flanks to a possibly devastating accomplice assault. presently after being reprimanded via his commander, Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, for endangering the total Union military, Sickles was once hit by way of a cannonball. He again to Washington, D.C., together with his leg amputated and his delight badly wounded. a political candidate and legal professional sooner than the struggle, Sickles used to be already infamous for being the 1st individual in U.S. background acquitted of homicide by way of pleading transitority madness. in the course of his recovery within the nationÆs capital, Sickles defended his activities at Gettysburg to somebody who could hear, together with President Lincoln, and criticized Meade earlier than the Congressional Committee at the behavior of the struggle. He persisted protecting himself for years after the struggle, whereas Meade remained ordinarily silent.Historian Richard A. Sauers destroys many as a rule held myths in regards to the controversy via interpreting the proof intimately. during this attention-grabbing research, he highlights the way in which wrestle is often complex via character conflicts and human frailties between army leaders. He additionally demonstrates that distortions, like SicklesÆs model of Gettysburg, are often approved as truth by means of historians and repeated for generations to return. Sauers exhibits that SicklesÆs unjust manipulations harmed MeadeÆs acceptance for years after the war.

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