John A. Oates: "No brothers loved each other better"


Manuscript Sources

Gordon, Augustus M., Military Records (National Archives, Washington D.C.).

Holmes, Gordon W., Jr (ed.), "Letters from or to Michael and Edward Holmes, C.S.A. 1861-1865" on the 6th Alabama web site: <>.

Oates, John A., Military Records (National Archives, Washington D.C.).

Books and Pamphlets

Adelman, Garry E., Little Round Top: A Detailed Tour Guide (Thomas Publications, 2000).

Brewer, Willis, Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record, and Public Men, From 1540 to 1872 (1872).

Coco, Gregory A., Gettysburg's Confederate Dead (Thomas Publications, 2003).

Coco, Gregory A., A Vast Sea Of Misery: A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1 - November 20, 1863 (Thomas Publications, 1988).

Coddington, Edwin B., The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command (1968, Scribner's reprint 1984).

Desjardin, Thomas A., Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign (Thomas Publications, 1995).

Eckert, Ralph Lowell, John Brown Gordon: Soldier, Southerner, American (Louisiana State University Press, 1989).

Gordon, John B., Reminiscences of the Civil War (1903, Morningside Press reprint 1993).

Ladd, David L., and Audrey J. (eds), The Bachelder Papers: Gettysburg in Their Own Words, Vol. I (Morningside Press, 1994).

LaFantasie, Glenn W., Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Laine, J.Gary, and Morris M. Penny, Law's Alabama Brigade in the War Between the Union and the Confederacy (White Mane Publishing Co., 1996).

Longstreet, James, From Manassas to Appomattox (1895, Da Capo Press reprint 1992).

Mitchell, Mary H., Hollywood Cemetery: The History of a Southern Shrine (Library of Virginia, 1999).

Nash, Eugene Arus, A History of the Forty-fourth Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1911, Morningside Press reprint 1988).

Norton, Oliver Willcox, The Attack And Defense Of Little Round Top (1913, Morningside Press reprint 1983).

Oates, William C., The War Between the Union and the Confederacy and its Lost Opportunities (1905, Morningside Press reprint 1985).

Penny, Morris M., and J. Gary Laine, Struggle for the Round Tops: Law's Alabama Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg (Burd Street Press, 1999).

Perry, Mark, Conceived in Liberty: Joshua Chamberlain, William Oates and the American Civil War (Viking, 1997).

Pfanz, Harry W., Gettysburg: The Second Day (University of North Carolina Press, 1987).

Powell, Robert M., "With Hood at Gettysburg", Philadelphia Weekly Times, December 13, 1884; reprinted, with annotations by Gregory A. Coco, as Recollections of a Texas Colonel at Gettysburg (Thomas Publications, 1990).

Tucker, Philip Thomas, Storming Little Round Top: The 15th Alabama and Their Fight for the High Ground, July 2, 1863 (Da Capo Press, 2002).

U.S. War Department, War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington D.C., 1880-1901).


Bruner, Gary P., "Up Over Big Round Top: The Forgotten 47th Alabama", Gettysburg Magazine No.22, January 2000, pp.6-22.

Burnett, Edmund Cody, "Letters of Barnett Hardeman Cody and Others, 1861-1864", Georgia Historical Quarterly Vol. 23 (1939), pp.265-99, 362-380.

Kross, Gary, "The Alabamians' Attack on Little Round Top", Blue & Gray Magazine, February 1996, pp.54-61.

LaFantasie, Glenn W., "The Inimitable William C. Oates" on the Gettysburg National Military Park web site: <>.

LaFantasie, Glenn W., "Introduction" in Gettysburg: Colonel William C. Oates and Lieutenant Frank A. Haskell (Bantam Books, 1992), pp.1-47.

LaFantasie, Glenn W., "The Other Man", MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Vol. 5, Summer 1993, pp.69-75.

LaFantasie, Glenn W., "William C. Oates and the Death of General Elon Farnsworth", North & South, Vol. 8, No.1, January 2005, pp.48-55.

LaFantasie, Glenn W., "William C. Oates Remembers Little Round Top", Gettysburg Magazine No.21, July 1999, pp.57-63; also "Attack and Counterattack" response, Gettysburg Magazine No.23, July 2000, pp.125-126.

Oates, William C., "Gettysburg - The Battle On the Right", Southern Historical Society Papers Vol.6, October 1878, pp.172-82.

Wright, James R., "Time on Little Round Top", Gettysburg Magazine No.2, January 1990, pp.51-54.

Last altered June 25th, 2006. Copyright (c) 2001-2006 Rosemary Pardoe.

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