A Battlefield Guide
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: Bison Books
eBook ISBN: 9780803274655
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Grimsley is an associate professor of history at Ohio State University. He is the author of The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861–1865.
Brooks D. Simpson is a professor of history at Arizona State University. He is the author of several books, including The Reconstruction Presidents.