Along the Lines of Devotion The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863

Author(s): James Smith 

ISBN: 9781625450562
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A comprehensive narrative describing the campaign and opening battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 9-July 1, 1863.

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  • Many unpublished dispatches between high commands

  • Contains many photographs and unpublished first-hand accounts

  • Explanations in the events that took place

The fighting on July 1 1863 built the foundation to what would become known as the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. However, it remains one of the most overlooked locations around the battlefield. Cast into the shadows of more scenic locations such as Little Round Top, Devil’s Den, the Wheatfield and others, it is easy to drive through one of the most iconic aspects of the battlefield.

This comprehensive narrative works to shine light onto the portion of the battlefield that is so often overlooked. While beginning on June 9 through July 1, author James Smith goes through great lengths to explain, in detail, of the movement of troops, human interest stories, humorous accounts, detailed descriptions of the men present for the battle, and an examination of the harrowing deeds it took to preserve a nation during the American Civil War.

BOOK ISBN 9781625450562
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 160 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 September 2017
ILLUSTRATIONS 32 illustrations



James Smith visited the Gettysburg National Military Park for the first time when he was thirteen years old. Since then, another thirteen years have passed and he has given information for numerous newspapers articles and Internet blogs. Smith spends much of his free time studying the conducts of the battle and participants in it. He also conducts battlefield walks every year and of the men who fought in the Civil War.