The Devil’s to Pay: Buford at Gettysburg

Devil tp Pay“The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour
Eric J. Wittenberg
Hardcover; 288 pages
Savas Beatie (2014)

Author Eric J. Wittenberg begins his book, “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg, by presenting Buford’s personal background before taking the reader along for a ride with his cavalry during the Battle of Gettysburg. Thoroughly researched and well-written, the book notably spotlights the crucial delaying action Buford orchestrated on the battle’s first day. The useful appendices and walking/driving tour at the end are added pluses to the overall text. “The Devil’s to Pay” is an excellent read on a pivotal time in Civil War history.

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