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By Charles B. Hamblen

Charles P. Hamblen's posthumous textual content presents the 1st account in additional than 25 years of infantrymen from the Nutmeg kingdom and their function through the conflict of Gettysburg.Dramatic narrative is interwoven with excerpts from the letters and diaries of Connecticut's battling ranks to supply a longer evaluate of the conflict that may entice Civil warfare buffs, first-time scholars of Gettysburg, and people attracted to Connecticut historical past. specific cognizance is given to the seventeenth Connecticut regiment's exceptional half within the clash at Barlow's Knoll and East Cemetery Hill, together with the little-known motion on the Josiah Benner Farm on July 1, 1863.Supplemented with various images of the members, lots of that have by no means sooner than been released, and special maps pinpointing the location of Connecticut's 5 regiments in the course of the conflict, Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg deals an unique retelling of the best conflict of the Civil warfare.

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S. Volunteers in May 1861. The sixth Connecticut general present at Gettysburg was Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler, commander of the Artillery Reserve. A resident of Hartford, Tyler graduated from West Point in 1853. M. on 30 June, a Federal cavalry division rode into Gettysburg. Led by the vigorous and aggressive Brig. Page 9 Gen. John Buford, the division scouted the area. Buford was convinced that Southern troops were close at hand and that units of Gert. A. P. Hill's Confederate Third Corps were in his vicinity.

A few moments more and that day's battle might have been ended by the complete turning of Lee's flank. I was ordered to move at once to the aid of the heavily pressed Confederates. 28 Caught in the confusion of changing fronts to meet this new threat were the six companies of the 17th Connecticut. Page 23 When General Gordon turned his Georgians loose, a full brigade of Rebels came out of the wheat fields, crossed the creek, and broke into the open area at the foot of the knoll. Within minutes the charging Confederates had flushed out and sent over the hillock the remnants of von Gilsa's three regiments, previously positioned along the creek.

Volunteers in May 1861. The sixth Connecticut general present at Gettysburg was Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler, commander of the Artillery Reserve. A resident of Hartford, Tyler graduated from West Point in 1853. M. on 30 June, a Federal cavalry division rode into Gettysburg. Led by the vigorous and aggressive Brig. Page 9 Gen. John Buford, the division scouted the area. Buford was convinced that Southern troops were close at hand and that units of Gert. A. P. Hill's Confederate Third Corps were in his vicinity.

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