Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)
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Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)

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This guide uses first-hand accounts to illustrate how this skirmish, only three days long, turned into one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

Eyewitness accounts by battle participants make these guides an invaluable resource for travelers and nontravelers who want a greater understanding of five of the most devastating yet influential years in our nation's history

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Paperback, 254 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by Univ Pr of Kansas (first published 1987)
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Mark Singer
I have been to the Gettysburg battlefield twice; once in in 1995 and again in 2003, and will bring this book with me the next time I go. The volume is one of a series in official US Army War College guides to Civil War Battles, and is based on the old practice of staff rides for Army officers. The book gives twenty five different destinations on the battlefield, has excellent maps, and has excerpts from veterans descriptions of the battle. This was required reading for a course on the American C...more
Kenneth
Well done! Great PRIMARY sources!
Mell
Solid guidebook that focuses on driving to different spots within the battlefield and walking around. Book contains many first hand accounts of the battle from letters written (by both Union and Confederate soldiers and commanders) during and after the 1863 skirmish.
Manuel
second in my 3 books i read as introduction about the Battle at Gettysburg

enough maps to help you understand the movements. Text is easy and contains personal recollections from the soldiers
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