HOLD AT ALL HAZARDS: BIGELOW'S BATTERY AT GETTYSBURG, JULY 2, 1863
Jones, David H
Hold At All Hazards not only tells a thrilling story of the bravery and devotion to duty of Bigelow’s Battery… it also reveals crucial moments of the great battle that may not be fully understood by many interested Americans. This is not surprising as most writings by historians are tightly focused on the actions of the infantry and generally ignore the often significant and at times decisive impact of artillery when victory or defeat hangs in the balance.
Among the exceptional actions that brought victory to the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg was the courageous stand by Bigelow’s Battery that enabled Major McGilvery’s hastily assembled Plum Run Line of artillery to plug a major gap in the main Union line in the evening hours of July 2, 1863.
The story of Bigelow’s Battery is one that simply must be told. Moments described in the novel reveal the transformation of the battery prior to the battle and the extraordinary competence and courage of the batterymen at Gettysburg.