In July 1863, after having observed a forward column of Union General George G. Meade's cavalry, General Robert E. Lee sent his 75,000 men of the Army of Northern Virginia to meet the 97,000 strong Union Army of the Potomac.
Of more than 2,000 land engagements of the American Civil War, Gettysburg ranks as one of the most horrific and devastating battles; more men actually fought and died on this battlefield than in any other encounter on North American soil and the battle itself marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
This full-color comic book includes further reading, essential information on the background, aftermath and key players of the conflict. Its gripping comic strip narrative places the reader at the heart of the action, providing a thrilling account of bravery and sacrifice shown by ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes in a catastrophic fight for their nation's future.
About the Author
Dan Abnett lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. After graduating from Oxford, he worked as an editor of comics and children's books before turning to writing full time. Notable works include Scooby Doo, Thunderbirds, The X-Men, Batman, Dr Who, Mr Men and Postman Pat. He created and writes the popular series Sinister Dexter for 2000 AD and has recently finished a five year run on The Legion of Superheroes for DC Comics. Dan was voted Best Writer Now at the British National Comic Awards 2003. The author lives in Kent, UK.