Books: The Thick of Things

THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG (169 pp.) —Frank A. Haskell—Edited by Bruce Catton—Houghton Mifflin in ($3.50).

From the Union lines, behind the stone wall on the crest of Cemetery Ridge, First Lieut. Frank A. Haskell looked down on the forming ranks of the Confederacy: "More than half a mile their front extends; more than a thousand yards the dull grey masses deploy, man touching man, rank pressing rank, and line supporting line. The red flags wave, their horsemen gallop up and down; the arms of eighteen thousand men, barrel and bayonet, gleam in the sun, a sloping forest of flashing steel. Right on...

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