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The encounter near the quiet hamlet of Gettysburg determined the choice of ground on which the success or failure of Lee's 1863 invasion of the North would be decided. Hour-by-hour battle accounts, enlivened by tales of individual acts of courage, tell of command decisions that committed the I and XI Corps to a forward defence of the terrain north and west of Gettysburg in an effort to delay the Confederate convergence on the strategic crossroads. The accomplishments of the Federal I and XI Corps emboldened General George Meade to hold the ground and offer battle. No one knew that two more days of desperate conflict lay ahead.
James Arnold and Roberta Wiener are US-born freelance writers who have contributed to numerous military publications. James spent his formative years in Europe and used the opportunity to study the sites of historic battlefields. He has 15 published books to his credit, many of them focusing on the Napoleonic campaigns and American civil war. Roberta Wiener has co-authored several works of history and edited history and science books, including a children's encyclopaedia. She also performs archival research on military history topics.