Gettysburg is widely considered to be the turning point of the Civil War and one of the most epic clashes of arms in all of military history, from the legendary stand of Joshua Chamberlain to the disastrous Pickett's Charge on the battle’s third and final day. In this installment in the Battle Briefings series, Thomas Flagel provides an accessible and informative introduction to the battle.
Thomas Flagel is an associate professor of history at Columbia State Community College in Tennessee. Specializing in war and memory, he has worked with several historic preservation groups including the Civil War Trust and the National Park Service. His previous books include The History Buff's Guide to the Civil War, The History Buff's Guide to World War II, and The History Buff's Guide to Gettysburg.