Armistead and Garnett
A UNC Press Civil War Short, Excerpted from The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond, edited by Gary W. Gallagher
Robert K. Krick
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
| University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9781469612836
Virginians Lewis A. Armistead and Richard B. Garnett, two
Confederate officers killed during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg,
lived remarkably parallel lives. In this Civil War Short, Robert K.
Krick follows the two men from their early military careers
fighting against American Indians and Mormons through two decades
of military service and onto the field at Gettysburg, where both
were mortally wounded. The work was originally published in The
Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond, edited by Gary W.
Gallagher, which combines fresh evidence with the reinterpretation
of standard sources to testify to the enduring impact of the Civil
War on our national consciousness and refocus our view of the third
day at Gettysburg.
UNC Press Civil War Shorts excerpt rousing narratives from
distinguished books published by the University of North Carolina
Press on the military, political, social, and cultural history of
the Civil War era. Produced exclusively in ebook format, they focus
on pivotal moments and figures and are intended to provide a
concise introduction, stir the imagination, and encourage further
exploration of the topic. For in-depth analysis, contextualization,
and perspective, we invite readers to consider the original
publications from which these works are drawn.