by Thomas J. Ryan and Richard R. Schaus
El Dorado Hills, Ca.: Savas Beatie, 2019e. Pp. 372.
Illus. maps, appends., notes, biblio., index. $32.00. ISBN: 1611215420
Retreat and Pursuit After Gettysburg
“Lee Is Trapped and Must Be Taken” is a remarkable accomplishment of scholarship. Using scores of enlisted men's letters and reflections, commissioned officers' reports, newspaper articles, and civilian recollections Ryan and Schaus offer a fast-paced, day-by-day account of the decisions and the happenstances of the Army of Northern Virginia's flight from Gettysburg as the Army of the Potomac attempted to catch the fast-moving Rebels.
Lee Is Trapped and Must Be Taken” is must-reading, to stand alongside Brown's Retreat From Gettysburg, and Wittenberg's, Petruzzi's, and Nugent's "One Continuous Fight".
Our Reviewer: Professor Redd (Waynesburg University), is the author of From Altars to Amputations: Gettysburg Churches Become Battlefield Hospitals: A History and Walking Tour (El Dorado Canyon: Savas Beatie Publishing, June 2018), and maintains the blog “Civil War Librarian” (http://civilwarlibrarian.blogspot.com/).
Note: “Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken” is also available in several e-editions.
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