Gettysburg Companion, The: A Guide to the Most Famous Battle of the Civil War

Gettysburg Companion, The: A Guide to the Most Famous Battle of the Civil War

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by Mark Adkin
     
 

• Unlike any Gettysburg book now available with comprehensive, blow-by-blow account of the celebrated Civil War battle • Lavishly illustrated with color maps, diagrams, charts, drawings, paintings, and period photos along with modern-day photos that are overlaid with markings to show troop movements • Covers uniforms, equipment, and weaponry as well

Overview

• Unlike any Gettysburg book now available with comprehensive, blow-by-blow account of the celebrated Civil War battle • Lavishly illustrated with color maps, diagrams, charts, drawings, paintings, and period photos along with modern-day photos that are overlaid with markings to show troop movements • Covers uniforms, equipment, and weaponry as well as orders of battle and tactics There have been many books about Gettysburg, but never one to rival this in scale or authority. Based on extensive research, The Gettysburg Companion describes the battle in detail, drawing on firsthand accounts of participants on all sides in order to give the reader a vivid sense of what it was like to experience the carnage at Gettysburg in early July 1863. The many full-color maps—all specially commissioned for the book—and the numerous photographs, charts, and diagrams make this book a feast for the eyes and a collector's dream.

Editorial Reviews

ARMY Magazine - Brig. Gen. Harold W. Nelson
"The Gettysburg Companion is a battle book on steroids, and it offers hours of enlightening entertainment."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811704397
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
343,557
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Adkin, a former army officer, is the author of several books on military history.

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Gettysburg Companion, The: A Guide to the Most Famous Battle of the Civil War 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Excellent compilation especially the maps and stats. If you want more than you can handle at one sitting this is the place to find it. An epic struggle for three days is depicted with things covered besides the fighing. There is medical info, diagrams of formations and the way things were organized by the armies in 1863. Having had relatives that fought for the South I appreciated details I had not known about the ANV especially the North Carolina parts.
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