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by Garry E. Adelman,Timothy H. Smith

eBook Devil's Den: A History and Guide ePub
Author: Garry E. Adelman,Timothy H. Smith
Language: English
ISBN: 1577470176
ISBN13: 978-1577470175
Publisher: Thomas Pubns; 1 Ed edition (September 1, 1997)
Pages: 159
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 369
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I first saw Devils Den in 1957 and have seen it around 30 times since, but I never saw it in a way this book shows i.

I first saw Devils Den in 1957 and have seen it around 30 times since, but I never saw it in a way this book shows it. More than just the Battle itself, it follows what happened to that area afterwards. Adelman and Smith overcome that book's narrow focus by dealing with the battle from hour to hour, all along Houck's Ridge, The Devil's Den, The Wheatfield, the Slaughter Pen, and Little Round Top. The book is organized into a Pre-Battle History, The Battle for Devil's Den, and a Post Battle History. And since Smith and Adelman are Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg National Military Park, they finish up with a walking tour of the areas described in the book.

Garry Adelman And Timothy Smith write a wonderful book about Devil's Den. It was very inspitational and I will never take devil's den for granite. I want to go on the tour this summer and I think that you will once ou read it. I reccomend this book to any war buff. Fascinating! Fulfilling!

Garry Adelman And Timothy Smith write a wonderful book about Devil's Den. Fascinating! Fulfilling! A great read! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. This book drew me in.

Garry Adelman is the director of History and Education at the Civil War Trust. Timothy H. Smith is a longtime Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg and the author of several Gettysburg books and articles. Sam Smith has written or co-written more than 50 articles on Civil War subjects, and is a frequent lecturer at the National Museum for American Jewish Military History.

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Ce
I first saw Devils Den in 1957 and have seen it around 30 times since, but I never saw it in a way this book shows it. More than just the Battle itself, it follows what happened to that area afterwards. Combined with several other highly detailed books about Little Round Top and the Wheatfield, one can attain a high level of understanding of the assault bu Longstreet on July 2, 1863.
If all you have read are general Gettysburg battle descriptions, this will enrich you with detail.
If you are not familiar with the Battle, this is a great place to start.
Plan a trip to the battlefield, sit in Devils Den and read this book under a shade tree. The Battle will come alive for you.
Winenama
As far as the history and accounts brought by these authors, this is an excellent chronicle of Devil's Den. I love Garry and Tim and can't wait to see their "Gettysburg Battlewalks" on PCN. (Pennsylvania Cable Network). Their knowledge of Gettysburg is unmatched, but I also can't get passed the fact that the reprinted quality of most photos is just awful as stated in a previous review. They're printed on the worst paper possible for photos and there is no detail in most. It's impossible to find any of the markings or other small details provided by the authors in the descriptions. I guess by trying to keep down the cost, they sacrificed the photo quality. I'm an amateur photographer and even though most of these photos are very old, there is photo editing software that could greatly improve the resolution of these photos in order to better display them on this type of paper... It's a shame. Otherwise I'd give it 5 Stars easily... I agree with the other reviewer... I'd buy this book again for better quailty photos.
Delirium
The only other book dedicated exclusively to the fighting at Devil's Den, on Day 2 on the southern flank of both the Union and Confederate lines is Charles Boyd's book, "Devil's Den," however Boyd's book is in fact a history of the 44th Alabama Infantry. Adelman and Smith overcome that book's narrow focus by dealing with the battle from hour to hour, all along Houck's Ridge, The Devil's Den, The Wheatfield, the Slaughter Pen, and Little Round Top. The book is organized into a Pre-Battle History, The Battle for Devil's Den, and a Post Battle History. And since Smith and Adelman are Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg National Military Park, they finish up with a walking tour of the areas described in the book.

The action pits Ward's Brigade and Smith's 4th New York Artillery against Benning's and Laws' Brigades. The authors follow the actions of the individual regiments involved in the fighting, with particular attention to the leadership and valor on both sides. They rely principally on primary sources, such as the letters of veterans, military archives, and the text of speeches. For some reason they also include some spurious stories which they point out are not true, but which have become part of the Gettysburg lore.

This was a most remarkable engagement. General Sickles had at least exceeded his orders (and probably entirely disregarded them) in advancing down from Cemetery Ridge to occupy the more vulnerable Houck's Ridge. The placement of Smith's artillery (putting aside the controversy over their precise placement) was reckless and unwarranted. Artillery has no place out in front of infantry, and it is axiomatic that the determined charges of the Alabamans and Texans would eventually overtake Smith's artillery (Parrott Rifles). Were it not for the lack of room atop Houck's Ridge for all six of Smith's guns, then the two that were placed at the north end of the Slaughter Pen would not have played such a significant role. (Some of Smith's guns would not have ended up in the right location if there had been enough room for all of them in the wrong location.)

But if the deployment of the Union troops to Houck's was a tactical blunder, it was offset by the suicidal orders Longstreet received from Lee, leading him, reluctantly to send Laws and Benning into the Slaughter Pen. It was valor and the rebel yell against a Union crossfire from Houcks Ridge, Little Round Top, and Smith's deadly Parrotts to the north.

Compressed in space and time, and now known by the name of the rocks around which the blood flowed, Devil's Den, this battle set a new standard for canage. Even 150 years later we are drawn back to Devil's Den for its reputation as a mass grave for the valorous.
Coirad
The historical work is right up to par. There are things in this book that I was not aware of, and that was a real treat.

However. The reproduction of the photos in the book are really of poor quality. In some cases, to the point of being ridiculous. Old period photos and recent ones. Both are very poor in quality. I am no printing expert, but I would say that the paper is fine for printing text but of too poor a quality for pictures.

The problem does not fall on the originals. I am familiar with them all.

There should be a reprinting of the book. Even though I have purchased one already, I would purchase another that was printed on a quality parer.

If you don't care about the pictures, no problem. It's a piece great work.
Heri
I purchased this book after a recent trip to Gettysburg. It is a complete guide to the Devil's Den encompassing the history before the battle as well as the interest in it , after the battle. The subsequent commercialization, followed by a reaction & correction by government authorities to preserve the area.
Thabel
Excellent service and product
Mr_NiCkNaMe
I've been reading about Gettysburg for many years. This book gave me much more info about Devil's Den. When I return, I will bring this book as a guide, that's how good it describes that part of the battlefield..
Wonderful detailed presented in enjoyable prose. Best accounting of Devil's Den.
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