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Stone's Brigade and the Fight for the McPherson Farm Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863

by Dougherty, James J.
Publisher: Combined Publishing
Retail Price: $27.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 158097032X

Author James J. Dougherty narrates the Bucktail Brigade's defense at McPherson Farm on Gettysburg's first day. Constituting the 143rd, 149th, and 150th Pennsylvania regiments and under the command of Roy Stone, "these Pennsylvanians managed to inflict galling casualties on the brigades of Daniel, Davis, Brockenbrough, and Scales, and delay the Rebel advance long enough for defensive positions to be established on Seminary Ridge and Cemetery Hill," Dougherty concludes. Detailed maps are included, as is an appendix that describes John Burns's action at McPherson Farm.

review of Stone's Brigade and the Fight for the McPherson Farm Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, by Dougherty, James J., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).