Fairfield, PA, USA
|Posted on: 8/11/2017 9:44:13 PM|
|I recently was told, without any information, that there are errors in The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command|
by Edwin B. Coddington. Is anyone aware of what, if any errors, exist? dates, places, names?
You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. -- Simon Cameron
North Bellmore, NY, USA
|Re: Coddington errors?|
|Posted on: 8/31/2017 9:48:53 AM|
|I'm sure there are, but it's been years (decades) since I read Coddington in any detail and I can't think of any examples just off the top of my head.|
We're at the point where Coddington came out a good 50 years ago. It still holds up well, overall, but that's a long time and there's been a great deal of research into the battle, much of it in great depth, over the years since it was published. Any outright errors are probably less important than the fact some of Coddington's interpretations may by now be somewhat dated.
Every time I go to Gettysburg, I learn two things. Something new, and, how much I still don't know.