Review of Wittenberg, Eric J. & Scott L. Mingus, The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg

Date

2016-11

Authors

Zander, Cecily

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Publisher

The Civil War Monitor

Abstract

The famous bloodletting in Adams County, Pennsylvania, on the first three days of July 1863 came after weeks of hard campaigning by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac. The fighting in and around Winchester, Virginia, the third week of June resulted in one-tenth of the casualties sustained at Gettysburg, but served as a vital element of the maneuvering that brought the two most important Civil War armies to their grand collision. In The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg, Eric J. Wittenberg and Scott L. Mingus, Sr., offer a new look at the engagement that eliminated the Union military presence in the Shenandoah Valley and cleared the way for Lee’s second invasion of the North.

Description

Article originally published by The Civil War Monitor. English. Published November 2016. https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/wittenberg-mingus-the-second-battle-of-winchester-2016/. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.

Keywords

Civil War history, American military history, Primary sources

Citation

This is the published version of an article that is available at https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/wittenberg-mingus-the-second-battle-of-winchester-2016/. Recommended citation: Zander, C. (2016, November). Review of Wittenberg, Eric J. & Scott L. Mingus, The Second Battle of Winchester: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg. The Civil War Monitor. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.

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