By Bruce Catton
The Epic fight of the Blue and grey through the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. this is the real glance of the conflict with 836 images together with many in colour that experience by no means been revealed sooner than. The illustrations diversity from the wonderful pictures of Mathew Brady and the recognized sketches of Winslow Homer to dozens of formerly unknown work, drawings, and eye-witness conflict scenes. No earlier unmarried quantity at the struggle has even approached the importance and the colour of this assortment.
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It. The was "wild and impractiand he But Davis was determined idea, he stormed, — Captain Wilson Colwell of the 2nd Wisconsin was killed on the evening of September 14 as he led two companies of skirmishers against Alfred Colquitt's brigade at Turner's Gap. Wrote Colwell's commanding officer, "His place can hardly be filled. " was a man to reckon with. S. Army; rarity in the — Alabama-born and — who had remained loy- the Union. Jeb Stuart had been a class- mate of his at West Point, and after they went their separate ways, Davis may have felt a compulsion to match his illustrious foe in audacity.
He came upon of the Confederate defenses. sance by Brigadier General Alfred Pleason- standing by the road. It a familiar figure was Colonel Augus- impetuous brigade command- tus Moor, er, who had been captured by his the Confeder- 23rd Ohio to the left. The He ordered the move through dense woods 23rd's to commander, Lieutenant Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, led his men in the little through the woods and then up the slope. " he shouted. " Near the crest, as ate cavalry two days before skirmish at Frederick.
Ers. Lee, in fact, had not completely aban- doned the and Patrick Streets were Hampton's troop- He had While excited left a rear guard federates of cavalry under Brigadier General Wade made Hampton area. to slow the Federals. That Fri- citizens peered out from behind their shuttered windows, the Con- mounted in the a countercharge. It "was grand style," observed one eye- witness, Dr. Lewis H. Steiner, an inspector Commission who had Frederick during the Con- day afternoon Brigadier General Jacob D.