Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2012
Duration: 9 hours 14 minutes
Witness to Gettysburg brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through on-the-spot eyewitness accounts. From the courageous fighting men and officers to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the titanic drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war.
In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, George Meade, and Abner Doubleday emerge as memorable, living men. So does the seventy-year-old Gettysburg resident John Burns, who joined a Union regiment when the rebels angered him by driving away his milk cows, was three times wounded, and emerged from the battle a national hero.
This is eyewitness history at its best.
"Described...in a you-are-there way that renders this enormously complicated affair understandable to non-Civil War buffs."-Publishers Weekly