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Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg (U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles)
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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Feb 26, 2011 Mark Singer rated it it was amazing
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
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.
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 ...moreMore about Jay Luvaas...