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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 is a day-by-day, hour-by-hour account of one of the bloodiest and most momentous battles in history. The text is a blend of documentary sources and terrain descriptions, combining official reports and observations of the commanding officers.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 1994 by University Press 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
Mell
Sep 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, history
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.
Caleb
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
A helpful combo of tour book and collection of official battle reports. A little clumsy to navigate through at times, but a good resource.
Manuel
Jan 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Kenneth
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: civil-war
Well done! Great PRIMARY sources!
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A U.S. Navy veteran, Jay Luvaas graduated from Allegheny College, and received a Ph.D. in history from Duke University. He served as the Director of the Flowers Collection of Southern Americana at Duke University Library, and as a long-time professor of history at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He was the first civilian to be appointed as Visiting Professor of Military History at th ...more
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