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Battle of Gettysburg
This paper discusses the 21st North Carolina and the Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg.
# 93329 | 3,881 words | 26 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2007 in History (U.S. Before 1865) , History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)

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In this article the writer aims to sort out the rhetoric from the fact regarding the Battle of Gettysburg. The writer notes that given its importance, it is not surprising that Gettysburg is the most studied battle in the history of America. The paper first provides an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg in general. This is then followed by an assessment of the role played by the 21st North Carolina and the Iron Brigade. A summary of the research and salient findings are provided in the conclusion. The writer concludes that perhaps it is difficult for people in the 21st century to fully understand what these events meant to the soldiers who were actually fighting the frequently hand-to-hand and always bloody battles of McPherson Woods, Cemetery and Culp's Hill, but it is clear from the research that the men of the 21st North Carolina and the Iron Brigade ardently believed in what they were fighting for, and were willing to die for their causes.

Review and Discussion
Background and Overview

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andrews, J. Cutler. 1955. The North Reports the Civil War. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Beecham, Robert & Stevens, Michael. 1998. As If It Were Glory. Madison, WI: Madison House.
  • Boritt, Gabor S. 1997. The Gettysburg Nobody Knows. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Gaines, Ann Graham. 2003. The Battle of Gettysburg in American History. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
  • Herdegen, Lance J. 1997. The Men Stood Like Iron: How the Iron Brigade Won Its Name. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press

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