Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg

Lee s Real Plan at Gettysburg For almost years analysis of the Gettysburg Campaign has been centered around a set of commonly held beliefs among them an oversimplified view of Confederate general Robert E Lee s goals for the

  • Title: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg
  • Author: Troy D. Harman
  • ISBN: 9780811700542
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For almost 100 years, analysis of the Gettysburg Campaign has been centered around a set of commonly held beliefs, among them an oversimplified view of Confederate general Robert E Lee s goals for the battle Author and Gettysburg National Military Park historian Troy D Harman believes this view is misinformed Lee s Real Plan at Gettysburg presents a provocative new theFor almost 100 years, analysis of the Gettysburg Campaign has been centered around a set of commonly held beliefs, among them an oversimplified view of Confederate general Robert E Lee s goals for the battle Author and Gettysburg National Military Park historian Troy D Harman believes this view is misinformed Lee s Real Plan at Gettysburg presents a provocative new theory regarding Lee s true tactical objectives during this pivotal battle of the American Civil War.

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    1 thought on “Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg”

    1. logically argued with evidence Lee's objective was Cemetery Hill throughout the battle rather than the Copse of Trees. I agree with the premise and argument but one question is why did the bulk of the day 3 fighting then occur at the Angle? not in front of cemetery hill?

    2. "No plan survives contact with the enemy." - Helmuth von Moltke the Elder"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike TysonHarman's book is a rambling affair meant for the expert. It explains that the battle of Gettysburg is best understood as Lee's attempt to gain Cemetery Hill. Harman unlocks the key to Lee's thinking and explains his plans for July 2 and in particular July 3. The other point, made indirectly, is that the plan was too complicated. It fell apart as the bat [...]

    3. This short book questions the affirmed version of the battle of Gettysburg by calling into question the assumption that Lee attacked the flanks on July 2 and then shifted to the Union center on July 3. Using original source documents from both armies, analysis of the terrain, as well as an accounting of how the errors emerged, the author clearly explains that all of Lee's offensive actions on July 2-3 where directed at Cemetery Hill. Little Round Top and the Copse of Trees have been mistakenly c [...]

    4. This was a truly excellent book, a must read for any student of the battle. I appreciated the fact that the author did not spend time laying blame for the confederate failures, like most authors do, he is simply attempting to illustrate Lee's grand strategy throughout the second and third days of the battle despite the outcome. It's strange that a picture of that strategy is missing throughout most literature and memory of the battle. I have been studying this campaign and reading most everythin [...]

    5. I've studied and read about this battle, as well as visited many times, but this is the first time Lee's actions made sense. Prior to this reading, it always seems like Lee just threw everything at the wall and hoped something stuck. More desperation than the tremendous strategist we saw in previous battles. In fact, he looked feeble in many ways.Troy dispersed all that and showed his true objective and his masterful attempts to win the war here. Ironically, Sicklese vane political generaly have [...]

    6. Outstanding groundbreaking text on the previously unwritten master plan of this pivotal battle. Contrary to the traditional story line, Lee did not accidentally fight at Gettysburg, he indeed had a plan that did not change over the three day conflict, the plan was to take Cemetery Hill, he did not change his plan, and Pickett was not supposed to make a suicidal attack on the heavily fortified center of the Union line at the copse of trees but instead was to guide obliquely to Cemetery Hill and u [...]

    7. Very good piece of work describing what Lee's true objective was during the three days of fighting at Gettysburg.

    8. Incredibly insightful, changed my perspective of the entire battle. Great read for anyone who wants to take a detailed look at this battle.

    9. A superb work, real gem of a book. The entire history of the battle of Gettysburg will have to be re-written. Thank you Troy Harman!

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