Gettysburg Military Park [NOOK Book]

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This National Park Service Guide tells the captivating story of the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. Each section walks you through the tactics and the drama of the Civil War's most important campaign.

The guide offers a succinct, engaging overview of the battle, while providing enough detail to paint a clear picture of the events as they transpired. You will get a ...
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Gettysburg Military Park

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Overview

This National Park Service Guide tells the captivating story of the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. Each section walks you through the tactics and the drama of the Civil War's most important campaign.

The guide offers a succinct, engaging overview of the battle, while providing enough detail to paint a clear picture of the events as they transpired. You will get a sense of General Meade's heroic command and the role of General Lee's actions in the failures of the Confederate army.

Newly reformatted for the Nook, this edition is packed with photographs, maps, and even a gallery of 12 battle paintings by F. D. Briscoe. (As with the print edition, all images except the cover art are in black and white.)

Also included is a section covering the establishment of a cemetery at Gettysburg and intriguing notes on the genesis of the Gettysburg Address.

Whether you are looking for an introductory guide to the battle of Gettysburg (and the park) or are a Civil War buff looking for a new nugget of information to mine, you'll enjoy this guide. Originally written in 1954 by historian Frederick Tilberg, it has since been revised and reprinted. Pick up a copy to enjoy a unique look into a pivotal time in our history.

Table of Contents:

The Situation, Spring 1863

The Plan of Campaign

The First Day
- The Two Armies Converge on Gettysburg
- The Battle of Oak Ridge

The Second Day
- Preliminary Movements and Plans
- Longstreet Attacks on the Right
- Warren Saves Little Round Top
- Culp's Hill

The Third Day
- Cannonade at Dawn: Culp's Hill and Spangler's Spring
- Lee Plans a Final Thrust
- Lee and Meade Set the Stage
- Artillery Duel at One O'Clock
- Climax at Gettysburg
- Calvary Action

End of Invasion

Lincoln and Gettysburg
- Establishment of a Burial Ground
- Dedication of the Cemetery
- Genesis of the Gettysburg Address
- The Five Autograph Copies of the Gettysburg Address

Soldiers' National Monument
The Lincoln Address Memorial
Anniversary Reunions of Civil War Veterans
The Park
Administration
Suggested Readings
Appendix
Weapons and Tactics at Gettysburg
A Gallery of F. D. Briscoe Battle Paintings
Edition Covers
Acknowledgment
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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    I recently took the family to where the battle of Gettysburg wa

    I recently took the family to where the battle of Gettysburg was and i am so glad i purchased this book beforehand. Not only was it great to read before the trip but it was so helpful during it to read it and it was so readily available on the nook. It really turned our experience on our vacation to a memorable one and told us so much more than any tour or local could tell us about the battlegrounds. This is a must buy for any history buff or someone touring the battlegrounds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Great!

    As stated in description, whether you're a beginner collector, looking for your 300th book, or just want some information on Gettysburg, I greatly recommend this book. I personally cannot get enough information about the Civil War, and it was often taught to me in highschool that this was one of the most important events within the war. This truly is a captivating story and it brings light to the heroes that helped sculpt our history. I am a large collector of Civil War books, and thought there wasn't much more that I could gain knowledge of, but I saw this one and could not pass it up. I was surprised as this offered quite a bit more information than I was expecting and actually taught me some interesting facts, including some information on General Lee. I have always been intrigued with the Battle of Gettysburg, and this history book did not disappoint. With a wonderful article on the Gettysburg Address, and stunning photos, you can't pass this one up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Great account of the Battle of Gettysburg

    Gettysburg Military Park is one of the best accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg that I have read. The quality of this one is unsurpassed by others in the same topic and this one provides extremely interesting and informative facts that other books seem to miss out on. Instead of just listing dates, places and people, this one draws you in and lets you see yourself in the battle. This one describes to you various tactics used in battle and I love the appendix on weapons as well. Even the many photos and maps add a lot to this important story. The book also had a good section on the Gettysburg Address, not just the battle. Check this one out!

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