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John Miller29 Jun 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

I have not seen this book mentioned here on TMP, (most earnestly hope I didn't miss it, computer idiot that I am), so I thought some Gettysburg buffs might be interested in it. "The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge" , by David Schultz and Scott Mingus. There was a time when I bought every book about Gettysburg I could get my hands on, however is recent years I have become much more selective. The book is more concerned about the area in the center of the Union line and what occurred there than is usually discussed. I believe it has a great deal to say of interest. For instance, the 111th New York infantry is seldom mentioned, however their losses were among the largest at the battle and I have always wondered why the actions of this outfit seem to be so infrequently discussed. Only two other books that I am aware of mention them, one of these by Mr. Schultz. Mr. Schultz and Mr. Mingus have corrected that. Of all the Gettysburg books I own, this is fast becoming one of my favorites. This volume, IMHO, demonstrates why, even though it would seem nothing else could possibly be said about the great battle, we still have more to learn and why Gettysburg still holds such a fascination for some of us. Thanks, John Miller

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 6:33 p.m. PST

Tango mentioned it a couple of years ago, but it didn't get much discussion; nothing wrong with bringing it up again. Scott Mingus is a TMPer.

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