Publisher description for Pale horse at Plum Run : the First Minnesota at Gettysburg / Brian Leehan.


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Minnesota Book Award Winner! The smoke had just cleared from the last volley of musketry at Gettysburg. Nearly 70 percent of the First Minnesota regiment lay dead or dying on the field--one of the greatest losses of any unit engaged in the Civil War. The significance of this July 2, 1863, battle at Gettysburg is widely known, but the harrowing details of the First's heroic stand that stopped a furious rebel assault have long been buried. In Pale Horse at Plum Run Brian Leehan brings the full story of the First at Gettysburg to light as he examines personal accounts, eyewitness reports, and official records to construct a remarkably detailed and compelling narrative. "Brian Leehan's account of the First Minnesota on Cemetery Ridge is the most detailed and complete I have read. His exhaustive research and compelling narrative are impressive and offer a much fuller understanding of the regiment's extraordinary feats." -- Richard Moe, author of The Last Full Measure: The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
United States. -- Army. -- Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
Pennsylvania -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.
Minnesota -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories.