Gettysburg: Day Three

The paper introduces, discusses, and analyzes the book “Gettysburg: Day Three,” by Jeffrey D. Wert.

This paper examines the book by Jeffrey D. Wert which is the story of one day in the Battle of Gettysburg, fought during the Civil War on a battlefield in Pennsylvania in 1863. Specifically, it discusses the purpose and thesis of the work, along with a critical judgment of the book’s value in American history. The author is impressed with the new and fascinating information that is brought to the book and shows how it teaches a lesson in historic conquest, that one battle can indeed turn the tide of an entire war.
Wert declares On Gettysburg’s fields the country’s past and future collided (Wert 9), and this is his thesis for writing this book, to show the country of the past, moving inexorably forward to the country of the future as the battle is waged for Little and Big Round Top. The entire future of the country would have changed had the Confederate Army won the Battle of Gettysburg, for they were poised to march on Washington to take Lincoln and the White House. Wert’s thesis is not only involved with war, it is involved with the sacrifices men made that day for freedom, and for what they believed in. Rarely, if ever, had the army’s rank and file fought so well as they had on this Thursday` (Wert 15).`