A Field Guide to Gettysburg

A Field Guide to Gettysburg Author Carol Reardon
ISBN-10 9781469608181
Year 2013-07-01
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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In this lively guide to the Gettysburg battlefield, Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler invite readers to participate in a tour of this hallowed ground. Ideal for carrying on trips through the park as well as for the armchair historian, this book includes comprehensive maps and deft descriptions of the action that situate visitors in time and place. Crisp narratives introduce key figures and events, and eye-opening vignettes help readers more fully comprehend the import of what happened and why. A wide variety of contemporary and postwar source materials offer colorful stories and present interesting interpretations that have shaped--or reshaped--our understanding of Gettysburg today. Each stop addresses the following: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? How did participants remember this event?

A Field Guide to Antietam

A Field Guide to Antietam Author Carol Reardon
ISBN-10 9781469630212
Year 2016-09-07
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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The Battle of Antietam took place on September 17, 1862, and still stands as the bloodiest single day in American military history. Additionally, in its aftermath, President Abraham Lincoln issued his famous Emancipation Proclamation. In this engaging, easy-to-use guide, Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler allow visitors to understand this crucial Civil War battle in fine detail. Abundantly illustrated with maps and historical and modern photographs, A Field Guide to Antietam explores twenty-one sites on and near the battlefield where significant action occurred. Combining crisp narrative and rich historical context, each stop in the book is structured around the following questions: *What happened here? *Who fought here? *Who commanded here? *Who fell here? *Who lived here? *How did participants remember the events? With accessible presentation and fresh interpretations of primary and secondary evidence, this is an absolutely essential guide to Antietam and its lasting legacy.

A Field Guide to Gettysburg Second Edition Expanded Ebook

A Field Guide to Gettysburg  Second Edition Expanded Ebook Author Carol Reardon
ISBN-10 9781469633350
Year 2017-03-22
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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This special enhanced ebook edition to the newly updated A Field Guide to Gettysburg will lead visitors to every important site across the battlefield and also give them ways to envision the action and empathize with the soldiers involved and the local people into whose lives and lands the battle intruded.. Both Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler are themselves experienced guides who understand what visitors to Gettysburg are interested in, but they also bring the unique perspectives of a scholar and a former army officer. Divided into three day-long tours, this newly improved and expanded edition offers important historical background and context for the reader while providing answers to six key questions: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? And what did the participants have to say about it later? With new stops, maps, soldier vignettes, and illustrations, the enhanced e-book edition of A Field Guide to Gettysburg adds more human stories to an already impressive work that remains the most comprehensive guide to the events and history of this pivotal battle of the Civil War.

Gettysburg a Battlefield Atlas

Gettysburg  a Battlefield Atlas Author Craig L. Symonds
ISBN-10 UOM:39015029527044
Year 1992
Pages 103
Language en
Publisher Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of Amer
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Provides a narrative history and cartographic display of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Author Mark Grimsley
ISBN-10 0803270771
Year 1999
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
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Created by scholars who have walked the battlegrounds, consulted with local experts and park guides, and studied the testimony left behind by the participants, this guide is the ultimate guide to Gettysburg. 57 maps, figures & photos.

Pickett s Charge in History and Memory

Pickett s Charge in History and Memory Author Carol Reardon
ISBN-10 9780807873540
Year 2012-01-01
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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If, as many have argued, the Civil War is the most crucial moment in our national life and Gettysburg its turning point, then the climax of the climax, the central moment of our history, must be Pickett's Charge. But as Carol Reardon notes, the Civil War saw many other daring assaults and stout defenses. Why, then, is it Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg--and not, for example, Richardson's Charge at Antietam or Humphreys's Assault at Fredericksburg--that looms so large in the popular imagination? As this innovative study reveals, by examining the events of 3 July 1863 through the selective and evocative lens of 'memory' we can learn much about why Pickett's Charge endures so strongly in the American imagination. Over the years, soldiers, journalists, veterans, politicians, orators, artists, poets, and educators, Northerners and Southerners alike, shaped, revised, and even sacrificed the 'history' of the charge to create 'memories' that met ever-shifting needs and deeply felt values. Reardon shows that the story told today of Pickett's Charge is really an amalgam of history and memory. The evolution of that mix, she concludes, tells us much about how we come to understand our nation's past.

Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground Author James M. McPherson
ISBN-10 9780307529756
Year 2009-02-04
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Crown
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“[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.” —President Abraham Lincoln James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans. The events that occurred at Gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change the course of the Civil War and with it the course of history. More than any other place in the United States, Gettysburg is indeed hallowed ground. It’s no surprise that it is one of the nation’s most visited sites (nearly two million annual visitors), attracting tourists, military buffs, and students of American history. McPherson, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, makes stops at Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top, among other key locations. He reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place over several decades, as well as debunking several popular myths about the battle itself. What brought those 165,000 soldiers—75,000 Confederate, 90,000 Union—to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11,000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, another 29,000 were wounded and survived, and about 10,000 were “missing”—mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M. McPherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation’s character. From the Hardcover edition.

The Complete Gettysburg Guide

The Complete Gettysburg Guide Author J. David Petruzzi
ISBN-10 WISC:89100784594
Year 2009
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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Complete, detailed, and up-to-date, the book rectifies the "standard" Gettysburg tour by providing crucial monuments, markers, battle actions, town sites, hospital locations, and other hidden historical gems that shouldn't be overlooked. It presents detailed driving and walking tours of the entire battlefield (including obscure sites that even veteran visitors miss or never hear about); a tour of every identified field hospital site for both armies; tours of the National Cemetery and the town's Evergreen Cemetery; a tour of the town of Gettysburg, including sites of historical interest before and after the battle; outlying battlefields including the June 26, 1863 skirmish site, East Cavalry Field, South Cavalry Field, Hunterstown, Hanover, and Fairfield; and a special tour of the various rock carvings on the battlefield, many of which were created by returning veterans and pre-date most of the monuments.

The Civil War Battlefield Guide

The Civil War Battlefield Guide Author Frances H. Kennedy
ISBN-10 0547524692
Year 1998-11-02
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report. As in the first edition, the essays are authoritative and concise, written by such leading historians as James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, James I. Robinson, Jr., and Gary W. Gallager. The second edition also features 83 new four-color maps covering the most important battles. The Civil War Battlefield Guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in the Civil War.

The U S Army War College Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg

The U S  Army War College Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg Author Jay Luvaas
ISBN-10 0060970960
Year 1987
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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"Here in one compact volume is a day-by-day and hour-by-hour account of the Battle of Gettysburg. Along with the numerous illustrations, photographs, and diagrams, this book provides features the official reports and physical observations of the commanding officers in their own words. These original source documents from bother Southern and Northern leaders provide a startling sense of reality and drama. This book takes you through a documented and ordered progression. Twenty-five stops are arranged in the order of the actual battle as it unfolded in 1863. Easy-to-follow maps show all significant troop positions and related terrain detail"--Page 4 of cover.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Journal of the Civil War Era Author William A. Blair
ISBN-10 9781469608990
Year 2013-12-01
Pages 310
Language en
Publisher UNC Press Books
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 3, Number 4 December 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIAL ISSUE: PROCLAIMING EMANCIPATION AT 150 Articles Introduction Martha S. Jones, Guest Editor History and Commemoration: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150 James Oakes Reluctant to Emancipate? Another Look at the First Confiscation Act Stephen Sawyer & William J. Novak Emancipation and the Creation of Modern Liberal States in America and France Thavolia Glymph Rose's War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War Martha Jones Emancipation Encounters: The Meaning of Freedom from the Pages of Civil War Sketchbooks Book Reviews Books Received Notes on Contributors

The Complete Gettysburg Guide

The Complete Gettysburg Guide Author J. David Petruzzi
ISBN-10 WISC:89100784594
Year 2009
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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Complete, detailed, and up-to-date, the book rectifies the "standard" Gettysburg tour by providing crucial monuments, markers, battle actions, town sites, hospital locations, and other hidden historical gems that shouldn't be overlooked. It presents detailed driving and walking tours of the entire battlefield (including obscure sites that even veteran visitors miss or never hear about); a tour of every identified field hospital site for both armies; tours of the National Cemetery and the town's Evergreen Cemetery; a tour of the town of Gettysburg, including sites of historical interest before and after the battle; outlying battlefields including the June 26, 1863 skirmish site, East Cavalry Field, South Cavalry Field, Hunterstown, Hanover, and Fairfield; and a special tour of the various rock carvings on the battlefield, many of which were created by returning veterans and pre-date most of the monuments.