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Gettysburg

The True Account Of Two Young Heroes In The Greatest Battle Of The Civil War

By Iain C Martin

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Pennsylvania in a daring offensive to win the Civil War in a single campaign. They met the Union Army at a quiet crossroads town called Gettysburg, and engaged in the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Three days of combat ended on July 3 with Pickett's Charge, a heroic assault by nine of Lee's brigades against the Union defenses on Cemetery Ridge. Their repulse at the stone wall became known as the "high-water mark" of the Confederacy. At the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery that November, Lincoln used the occasion to deliver his Gettysburg Address, a short, two-minute speech that became the most famous in American history.

In this original retelling of the Gettysburg story, Iain C. Martin draws upon firsthand accounts—from the generals to the lowly privates and civilians caught in the epic struggle. Readers will discover history through the experiences of two Gettysburg teenagers—Matilda "Tillie" Pierce and Daniel Skelly. Featuring the artwork of Don Troiani, original photos, full-color maps, interesting tales, and trivia, Gettysburg gives young readers a fascinating look into this great turning point of American history—and just in time for the 150th anniversary of the epic battle.

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Format: Book
Author: Martin, Iain C
Title: Gettysburg : the true account of two young heroes in the greatest battle of the Civil War / Iain Cameron Martin.
Publisher Date: New York : Sky Pony Press, c2013.
Subject: Alleman, Tillie Pierce -- Teen literature. Skelly, Daniel, 1844-1932 -- Teen literature. Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Teen literature. Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects -- Teen literature. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9781620875322 (hbk. : alk. paper) 1620875322 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Martin, Iain C.
Title: Gettysburg : the true account of two young heroes in the greatest battle of the Civil War / Iain Cameron Martin.
Publisher, Date: New York : Sky Pony Press, c2013.
Description: xvii, 190 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Alleman, Tillie Pierce -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Skelly, Daniel, 1844-1932 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects -- Teen literature.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects -- Teen literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Lee's plan: attack into Pennsylvania -- The armies march for Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg, Wednesday, July 1, 1863 -- Gettysburg, Thursday, July 2, 1863 -- Gettysburg, Friday, July 3, 1863 -- Aftermath of battle: "A strange and blighted land" -- Gettysburg, November 19, 1863: "The Gettysburg Address."
LCCN: 2013001086
ISBN: 9781620875322 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1620875322 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: TNF HISTORY US Mar