Journey to Armageddon

The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg, Volume III

by Kevin A. Campbell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/5/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 990
ISBN : 9781796035346
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 990
ISBN : 9781796035353
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 990
ISBN : 9781796035339

About the Book

Once again, the soldiers, officers, and commanders tell the story in this third volume of Kevin Campbell’s comprehensive work on the Gettysburg Campaign, Journey to Armageddon. The hardships, comradery, short rations, and the dance with the enemy’s bullets and shells are all here. Blistering sun, drenching rains, chocking dust, sticky mud, played out horses and men, and the high-level, often inharmoniousness communications between army commanders and their governments are presented in these pages. Fortunately, not all is despair and doom. Included are the sometimes-humorous interactions with the civilians met along their journey and the acrimony that frequently filled encounters between hungry soldiers and the administrators of the villages and towns they passed through. The tales told by these hardy men about the events of their existence are significant elements within the story of the Gettysburg Campaign, which author Kevin Campbell tells in a clear and concise prose. Most historians who write of the great crusade gloss over these events in favor of the more prominent proceedings in and around Gettysburg. These often-ignored events and much more are incorporated into his complete treatment of the Union and Confederate armies on their journey to Armageddon.

About the Author

Kevin Alan Campbell has been an independent researcher and student of the Civil War and the Eastern Theater of the conflict for over forty years. He first became interested in the Battle of Gettysburg as a young man when he visited the battlefield for the first time in 1977. His passion for the campaign was cemented a few years later after reading Professor Edwin Coddington’s work for the first time. He has visited the hallowed ground in Pennsylvania many times since. He lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon, with his wife Susan and their two dogs, Oscar and Gigit.