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The Medal of Honor at Gettysburg

James Gindlesperger

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

In early summer, 1863 Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia began moving northward. As Lee moved toward Maryland, the Union army followed, taking a parallel path on the opposite side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From June 9 to the beginning of July the two armies skirmished at various locations along the route. Then, from July 1 through July 3, they clashed in the epic Battle of Gettysburg. Throughout the Gettysburg Campaign, seventy-two men earned the Medal of Honor, the highest honor in the American military. Discover the harrowing narratives of those who served to keep a nation united with the highest valor. Including the story of the unknown soldiers awarded the medal, these profiles showcase some of the most intense moments of the most important battle in the Civil War.

Author James Gindlesperger presents the Medal of Honor at Gettysburg.

Book Details

  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publish Date: Oct 2nd, 2023
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.60in - 6.20in - 0.90in - 1.05lb
  • EAN: 9781467155229
  • Categories: United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)Military - VeteransUnited States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD,

About the Author

Gindlesperger, James: - Jim Gindlesperger is a retired safety manager from Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as a consultant on a project between Google, NASA, National Geographic and Carnegie Mellon to map and photograph Civil War sites using high-resolution robotic cameras with 360-degree capability. He has coauthored three books with his wife, Suzanne, and five additional books on his own. Jim has contributed articles to Gettysburg Magazine and Johnstown Magazine and writes a monthly article on Civil War Medal of Honor recipients for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's daily blog. He sits on the advisory committee for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and his book Bullets and Bandages won the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award as the best book on the Gettysburg Campaign for 2020.