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A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War

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A brother and sister separated by war, a nation fighting for survival. By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war- a town called Gettysburg. Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC. Paperback, 178 pages. Measures 5" x 7.5" x 0.5". Weighs 4.6 oz. 
A Strange and Blighted Land: Gettysburg: The Aftermath of the Battle

A Strange and Blighted Land: Gettysburg: The Aftermath of the Battle

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Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was the largest battle fought on the American continent. Remarkably few who study it contemplate what came after the armies marched away. Who would care for the tens of thousands of wounded? What happened to the thousands of dead men, horses, and tons of detritus scattered in every direction? How did the civilians cope with their radically changed lives? Gregory Coco's A Strange and Blighted Land. Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle offers a comprehensive account of these and other issues. The late Coco was a park ranger at Gettysburg deeply interested in the battle and what was left in its wake. The Vietnam veteran who wrote well and often about the battle waxes eloquently about the carnage of war, its terrors and pain, its irreplaceable cost in human life and treasure, and the toll it took on the families who lost sons and husbands there. Arranged in a series of topical chapters, A Strange and Blighted Land begins with a tour of the battlefield, mostly through eyewitness accounts, of the death and destruction littering the sprawling landscape. Once the size and scope is exposed to readers, Coco moves on to discuss the dead of Gettysburg, North and South, how their remains were handled, and how and why the Gettysburg National Cemetery was established. The treatment of the wounded, Union and Confederate, was organized chaos. Every house and barn became of hospital or medical station, and the medical and surgical practices of the day were little short of compassionate torture. The author also discusses at length how prisoners were handled and the fate of the thousands of stragglers and deserters left behind once the armies left before concluding with the preservation efforts that culminated in the establishment of the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1895. Coco's prose is gripping, personal, and brutally honest. There is no mistaking where he comes down on the issue: There was nothing pretty or glorious or romantic about a battle--especially once the fighting ended. Publisher: Savas Beatie. Paperback, 433 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 1". Weighs 1 lb 9.7 oz.
Field Guide to Gettysburg, 2nd edition

Field Guide to Gettysburg, 2nd edition

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This second, updated edition of the acclaimed 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, and illustrations, the second edition of A Field Guide to Gettysburg remains the most comprehensive guide to the events and history of this pivotal battle of the Civil War.



Gettysburg The Last Invasion

Gettysburg The Last Invasion

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Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History

An Economist Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year


The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual soldier.

Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Allen C. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights and the sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the stone walls and gunpowder clouds of Pickett's Charge; the reason that the Army of Northern Virginia could be smelled before it could be seen; the march of thousands of men from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills. What emerges is a previously untold story of army life in the Civil War: from the personal politics roiling the Union and Confederate officer ranks, to the peculiar character of artillery units. Through such scrutiny, one of history's epic battles is given extraordinarily vivid new life.

Gettysburg: A Battlefield Guide

Gettysburg: A Battlefield Guide

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Little Round Top, the Railroad Cut, Pickett's Charge--these are the turning points within the most important battle of the Civil War. Even careful students of Gettysburg, however, can find themselves disoriented when visiting the site itself. Here, finally, is a convenient guide for serious student and casual visitor alike that makes plain the sweep of events and the geography of the battlefield. This invaluable guidebook was created by scholars who have walked the battlegrounds, consulted with local experts and park guides, and studied the testimony left behind by the participants. Gettysburg will help you find all the important locales and understand what the participants saw in 1863, even if you have no prior knowledge of the battle. Designed to enhance the experience of both first-time and returning visitors, this guide can be used alone or as a supplement to a tour. Clearly written and illustrated with maps and photographs, this is the book to have when you explore Gettysburg. Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Paperback, 214 Pages. Measures 9"x5.9"x0.5" . Weighs 11.4 oz.
Louisiana Tigers in Gettysburg Campaign

Louisiana Tigers in Gettysburg Campaign

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Previous works on Confederate brigadier general Harry T. Hays's First Louisiana Brigade -- better known as the "Louisiana Tigers" -- have tended to focus on just one day of the Tigers' service -- their role in attacking East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 -- and have touched only lightly on the brigade's role at the Second Battle of Winchester, an important prelude to Gettysburg. In this commanding study, Scott L. Mingus, Sr., offers the first significant detailed exploration of the Louisiana Tigers during the entirety of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Mingus begins by providing a sweeping history of the Louisiana Tigers; their predecessors, Wheat's Tigers; the organizational structure and leadership of the brigade in 1863; and the personnel that made up its ranks. Covering the Tigers' movements and battle actions in depth, he then turns to the brigade's march into the Shenandoah Valley and the Tigers' key role in defeating the Federal army at the Second Battle of Winchester.Combining soldiers' reminiscences with contemporary civilian accounts, Mingus breaks new ground by detailing the Tigers' march into Pennsylvania, their first trip to Gettysburg in the week before the battle, their two-day occupation of York, Pennsylvania -- the largest northern town to fall to the Confederate army -- and their march back to Gettysburg. He offers the first full-scale discussion of the Tigers' interaction with the local population during their invasion of Pennsylvania and includes detailed accounts of the citizens' reactions to the Tigers -- many not published since appearing in local newspapers over a century ago. Mingus explores the Tigers' actions on the first two days of the Battle of Gettysburg and meticulously recounts their famed assault on East Cemetery Hill, one of the pivotal moments of the battle. He closes with the Tigers' withdrawal from Gettysburg and their retreat into Virginia. Appendices include an order of battle for East Cemetery Hill, a recap of the weather during the entire Gettysburg Campaign, a day-by-day chronology of the Tigers' movements and campsites, and the text of the official reports from General Hays for Second Winchester and Gettysburg. Comprehensive and engaging, Mingus's exhaustive work constitutes the definitive account of General Hays's remarkable brigade during the critical summer of 1863. Publisher: Lousiana State University Press. Paperback, 316 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.75" . Weighs 1 lb 0.5 oz.
On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management and Memory of Gettysburg National Battlefield, 1933-2013

On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management and Memory of Gettysburg National Battlefield, 1933-2013

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Of the more than seventy sites associated with the Civil War era that the National ParkService manages, none hold more national appeal and recognition than Gettysburg NationalMilitary Park. Welcoming more than one million visitors annually from across thenation and around the world, the National Park Service at Gettysburg holds the enormousresponsibility of preserving the war's "hallowed ground" and educating the public, notonly on the battle, but also about the Civil War as the nation's defining moment. Althoughhistorians and enthusiasts continually add to the shelves of Gettysburg scholarship, theyhave paid only minimal attention to the battlefield itself and the process of preserving,interpreting, and remembering the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. In On a Great Battlefield,Jennifer M. Murray provides a critical perspective to Gettysburg historiography byoffering an in-depth exploration of the national military park and how the Gettysburgbattlefield has evolved since the National Park Service acquired the site in August 1933. As Murray reveals, the history of the Gettysburg battlefield underscores the complexityof preserving and interpreting a historic landscape. After a short overview of earlyefforts to preserve the battlefield by the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association(1864-1895) and the United States War Department (1895-1933), Murray chronicles theadministration of the National Park Service and the multitude of external factors--includingthe Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the Civil War Centennial, andrecent sesquicentennial celebrations--that influenced operations and molded Americans'understanding of the battle and its history. Haphazard landscape practices, promotion oftourism, encouragement of recreational pursuits, ill-defined policies of preserving culturalresources, and the inevitable turnover of administrators guided by very differentpreservation values regularly influenced the direction of the park and the presentationof the Civil War's popular memory. By highlighting the complicated nexus between preservation,tourism, popular culture, interpretation, and memory, On a Great Battlefieldprovides a unique perspective on the Mecca of Civil War landscapes. Jennifer M. Murray, assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia's Collegeat Wise, is the author of The Civil War Begins. Her articles have appeared in Civil WarHistory, Civil War Times, and Civil War Times Illustrated. Publisher: University of Tennesse Press. Paperback, 312 Pages. Measures 8.75"x6"x0.6" . Weighs 15.8 oz.
Stand of the U.S. Army at Gettysburg

Stand of the U.S. Army at Gettysburg

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"This is not just 'another Gettysburg book, ' but a different Gettysburg book. Most of the prior Gettysburg books have been accounts of Confederate command failures that led to Confederate defeat. This is the story of the Federal defense leading to Federal victory. The book contains new material and new insights. It rivals Coddington as an essential Gettysburg book, and it maps the battle like Bigelow mapped The Campaign at Chancellorsville." --Alan T. Nolan, author of Lee Considered and The Iron Brigade. This major reinterpretation of the key battle of the American Civil War tells the story of the Gettysburg campaign as it unfolded from early June through mid-July 1863, and its climax with the Federal victory at Gettysburg. The book strives to describe the campaign with utmost clarity. In pursuit of this goal, it restricts itself to the campaign's major events and participants. Yet many components of even a boiled-down account of the campaign are complex. Accordingly, The Stand features more than 160 maps and numerous diagrams that allow the reader to understand what happened at every important stage of the campaign, with special emphasis on the three-day battle of July 1-3. The book also pays tribute to the vast literature on Gettysburg, with careful consideration of the many analyses of the campaign, paying particular attention to recent works. The appearance of new interpretations, including those offered here, suggests that only now, nearly 150 years after the event, are we approaching a complete and accurate view of what happened during those crucial days at Gettysburg. Pubisher: Indiana University Press. Hardcover, 448 Pages. Measures 11"x9"x1.25" . Weighs 3 lb 7.1 oz.