In a ground-breaking, comprehensive history of the Army of Northern Virginia’s retreat from Gettysburg in July 1863, Brown draws on previously unknown materials to chronicle the massive effort of General Robert E. Lee and his army as they sought to move fifty-seven miles of quartermaster, subsistence, ordnance and ambulance trains and tens of thousands of seized horses, mules, cattle, sheep and other livestock across the South Mountain Range to and across the Potomac River while no less than three Union armies, particularly General George G. Meade’s Army of The Potomac, were closing in.
Retreat From Gettysburg has won the following awards:
- 2005 Batchelder-Coddington Award
- 2005 Award for Distinguished Writing in History, U.S. Army Historical Foundation
- 2005 Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Literary Award
- 2005 Selection of the History Book Club and Military History Book Club
This is a paperback edition.