Myth, Fact, and The Murky Middle: The Barlow-Gordon Incident

Over at From the Fields of Gettysburg (I’ll be roaming those fields before long), D. Scott Hartwig’s offered a terrific series of well-researched posts on the reported encounter between Confederate general John B. Gordon and wounded Federal division commander General Francis Barlow at Gettysburg on July 1, after Gordon’s men had overrun Barlow’s position.  You can follow Scott’s investigative reporting here, here, and here.  I won’t spoil the story.