Book Review: “Lee is Trapped and Must be Taken”: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg, July 4–14, 1863

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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".

This notice originally appeared on March 3, 2020, on the “Civil War Librarian” blog (http://civilwarlibrarian.blogspot.com/0), used with permission.

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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.

 

StrategyPage reviews are published in cooperation with The New York Military Affairs Symposium

Reviewer: Rea Andrew Redd   


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