The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The war between the states .. thought to be over much sooner has dragged on. Now June 1863 .. Antietam and Fredericksburg of ’62 have proved to be costly to both armies, but significant victories for the Confederacy.
Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia starts North to invade once more.. to destroy the Army of the Potomac. An unexpected clash with Federal cavalry under a skilled and tenacious commander Major General John Buford outside a small Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg .. will change Lee’s plans..as well as the outcome of the war.
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara won The Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1975 and was later the basis ( screenplay) for the award winning Civil War movie epic by Ron Maxwell “Gettysburg”, the film adaptation for Mr. Shaara’s exciting and informative book.
Here is the DVD of “Gettysburg” below at a very affordable price.
Follow Robert E. Lee as he invades the north to let the “yankee” civilians feel the war as the south has been. Lee plans to find good ground in Pennsylvania and dig in, waiting for the Army of the Potomac to arrive. He will than defeat them “in detail” ( piecemeal as they arrive) and destroy the Northern armies forcing Lincoln to capitulate. But the best laid plans..often go astray!