Tag: july 1 1863
Civil War Book Review: “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg
Wittenberg, Eric J. “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg: A History and Walking Tour. (Savas Beatie: October 2014). 288 pages, 79 images, 17 maps, 4 appendices, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-1-61121-208-2 $32.95 (Hardcover). Gettysburg has been done to death and then some. The dead horse has been beaten so many times it’s disintegrating. […]
Did Lee Tell Ewell To Halt on July 1 at Gettysburg?
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately looking through old issues of the National Tribune, THE Union veterans’ paper after the Civil War. My main goal is to find articles pertaining to the Siege of Petersburg, but I’ve found a lot of other fascinating things, and I’ve only reached early 1882. The paper was […]
John Buford’s Readiness
If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Hamlet, Act V, Scene ii As the sun broke over McPherson’s Ridge on the morning of July 1, 1863, John Buford and the men […]