EYEWITNESS TO GETTYSBURG: The Story of Gettysburg as told by Charles Carleton Coffin, Civil War Correspondent. Chapters first published in 1889. Introduction and notes by John W. Schildt. Coffin, the Ernie Pyle of his day, had a unique manner of detailing the events of battle and human emotion while intertwining the sights and sounds he saw.
--CLEARANCE SALE ITEM--
Coffin rode with the Union 5th Corps, patrolled with Union Cavalry, witnessed the devastation of the cavalry battle in Hanover, stood on the slopes of Little Round Top during the Confederate assault of July 2, 1863, and was at Meade's headquarters when the massive Confederate artillery barrage began on July 3, prior to Pickett's charge. He walked the fields of death and carnage, and reported the battles as no other observer was able to do. Well illustrated with accurate drawings and maps by Coffin himself. A rare and gripping first person survey of America's most terrible battle. Hardcover edition.
Click cover to enlarge