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by James J. Dougherty

eBook Stone's Brigade And The Fight For The Mcpherson Farm ePub
Author: James J. Dougherty
Language: English
ISBN: 158097032X
ISBN13: 978-1580970327
Publisher: Da Capo Press (December 21, 2000)
Pages: 176
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
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The defense of the McPherson farm bought valuable time for more Union units to arrive in the area and deploy for the ultimate victory. The Bucktail Brigade consisted of the 143rd, 149th, and 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers

The defense of the McPherson farm bought valuable time for more Union units to arrive in the area and deploy for the ultimate victory. The Bucktail Brigade consisted of the 143rd, 149th, and 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers. The 149th were the original "Buck As part of the I Corps at Gettysburg, Stone's (Bucktail) Brigade fought one of the most desperate actions of the battle. The defense of the McPherson farm bought valuable time for more Union units to arrive in the area and deploy for the ultimate victory.

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The book fills readers with a profound respect for the soldiers who struggled so valiantly for the cause in which they .

The book fills readers with a profound respect for the soldiers who struggled so valiantly for the cause in which they believed. -School Library Journal. James McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History at Princeton University where he has taught since 1962. The author of eleven books on the Civil War era of American History, he won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom.

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James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 – July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. McPherson was on the General's staff of Henry Halleck and later, of Ulysses S. Grant and was with Grant at the Battle of Shiloh. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, facing the army of his old West Point classmate John Bell Hood, who paid a warm tribute to his character

As part of the I Corps at Gettysburg, Stone's (Bucktail) Brigade fought one of the most desperate actions of the battle.

As part of the I Corps at Gettysburg, Stone's (Bucktail) Brigade fought one of the most desperate actions of the battle.

As a brigade and division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia, Hood had been Lee’s hardest-hitting combat . Davis outlined a detailed operational plan for the uniting of Longstreet’s force with Johnston’s for such an offensive

As a brigade and division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia, Hood had been Lee’s hardest-hitting combat leader. His arm was crippled by a shell burst at Gettysburg, but he had recovered in time to come to Georgia with Longstreet in September 1863. His division spearheaded the breakthrough that won the Battle of Chickamauga, but he lost a leg in the process. Davis outlined a detailed operational plan for the uniting of Longstreet’s force with Johnston’s for such an offensive. But whatever route the two generals chose, it was imperative that they should take the initiative with the greatest promptitude and energy. Longstreet was agreeable.

As part of the I Corps at Gettysburg, Stone's (Bucktail) Brigade fought one of the most desperate actions of the battle. The defense of the McPherson farm bought valuable time for more Union units to arrive in the area and deploy for the ultimate victory.The Bucktail Brigade consisted of the 143rd, 149th, and 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers. The 149th were the original "Bucktails" and became as well-known for the deer tails stuck in their hatbands as for their distinguished work as a light infantry unit in the Virginia campaign of 1862. As with many other governments, the Pennsylvania authorities sought to increase their number of elite units by expanding a renowned regiment to brigade strength. Giving two new regiments bucktails to wear, it was hoped, would create an entire elite brigade who all fought as well as the original unit.The men of the 149th took the extension of the bucktail distinction with bad grace, and the two junior regiments initially were given all the least desirable assignments. At Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863, the two new units proved themselves by their gallant stand at McPherson's Farm and the entire brigade remained highly regarded throughout the Army of the Potomac for the rest of the war.James Dougherty describes this action in unprecedented detail, with extensive reference to the surviving diaries and eyewitness accounts. The author's extensive background in emergency medical services also gives him considerable expertise in describing the fearsome wounds sustained in this action and their subsequent treatment.
Vivaral
Undoubtedly the absolute best book I've ever read about the PA Volunteers' involvement at the battle of Gettysburg . After years of studying other fictional and nonfictional accounts of the battle, I discovered that five of my ancestors were members of Stone's Brigade and the Pennsylvania Bucktails - one of them was killed at the McPherson Farm on July 1, 1863 - and this book relates in exacting detail every movement of these men, from their first encounter with the Confederate Army at the McPherson Farm to the routing and pursuit of Lee's army after their participation in Pickett's Charge.

I was engrossed from the first page, and the maps of the armies' positions on the battlefield were the best I've ever seen; I was able to imagine myself standing shoulder to shoulder with these men as they fought for their home state in the most written-about engagement of the Civil War.

A must-have book for all descendants of these brave men, and a must-read for all scholars of the battle and of the Civil War. Most highly recommended!
Gholbithris
I was much surprised by this book. I didn't expect much when I picked it up, but found it to be a rather well done piece examining the participation of Stone's Brigade at Gettysburg and especially it's fight on McPherson's Ridge.

The book doesn't go into a great deal of detail outside of Stone's Brigade so if you are looking for something to cover the entire fighting along McPherson's Ridge on July 1st try David Martin's book on the the first day. However if you are already familiar with Gettysburg then this will make a good addition to your Gettysburg book collection.

The book itself is short but informative. Dougherty has done a great job of weaving in the personal accounts of the men involved in the battle. His writing style is smooth and not at all dry. He's also done a first rate job of including maps showing the Brigade's changing positions during the battle. I wish more Civil War books put in the effort to include maps like this.

After reading this book you should have no trouble walking the battlefield positions of the 143rd, 149th and 150th Pa regiments near the McPherson Farm and understanding the events there better.

The only downside to this book is it's a bit pricey for it's size of only around 170 pages or so but if you are someone really into studying the battle of Gettysburg, you will find this worth picking up.
Zan
got here quickly - glad I bought this
Simple
I have read most of the recent general books about Gettysburg and then started on the ones that deal with the First Day and the Second Day and so on. then I read a flurry of Picketts Charge books. Now I am reading individual brigade and regiment books like ht e Coffin book on Stannard's Vermont Brigade and Gibbs on the 11th Pennsylvania. This book on Stone's Brigade started out slow and I thought the style was a bit unpolished, but then it grew on me and I found it exceedingly engrossing for some reason. It documents a terrific battle on the first day in which a very high percentage of casualties were taken by the Pennsylvania Bucktails in their heroic stand against the first advancing waves of rebel invaders. It is as expected, heavy on detail, but not as oppressive as most such books. The inclusion of very adequate full page maps on almost every page helps keep the reader correctly oriented. It is easy to see the advance of the battle, In fact, if you flip the pages just right you can almost see a movie f the movement of the troops! There is maybe a bit much on the early history of McPherson's farm, but this is a book about McPherson's farm, so what. One thing I found very enlightening was the incompetence of the National Park Service in the 1970's. When they sought to restore the barn to its original condition, they restored it to its early 1900's restored condition! Furthermore they made no record of the repairs and took no photographs! The only record is a semi-literate report written by a NPS employee in 1979. One hopes that now the park service hires people who can read and write, and maybe even think. All in all, it is a very good afternoon read and has everything that is known about this important phase of the battle.
Anarawield
I purchased a copy of this book when it was first published. I have researched the Bucktail Brigade for many years, beginning in the early 1970's and have acquired many great reference sources, inluding copies of excerpts from diaries and copies of soldier's letters. So, when the publisher announced the publication of this book was I was excited as it was yet another reference for me to use in my research. After receiving the book I read it enthusiastically; however, I was a bit disappointed when finished. The author did a good job of chronicalling the Bucktails fight at McPherson's Ridge, but I felt he could have used more sources than those commonly available in the Civil War community. I have obtained great information from persons attending the Bucktail Reunion each year in Pennsylvania. For the novice, this book is a great start to understanding the Bucktails hard fight on the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, but for some, it may not fill the void that avid researchers and historians need.
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