So You Think You Know Gettysburg?: The Stories behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles

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In So You Think You Know Gettysburg? The Stories behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles, James and Suzanne Gindlesperger provide details for over 200 different sites in the park. This volume goes beyond the typical guidebook, focusing on the little-known stories behind the battle. More than 270 color photographs are accompanied by color-coded maps showing where each photo was taken. Brief narratives then describe the sites and what took ...

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Overview

In So You Think You Know Gettysburg? The Stories behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles, James and Suzanne Gindlesperger provide details for over 200 different sites in the park. This volume goes beyond the typical guidebook, focusing on the little-known stories behind the battle. More than 270 color photographs are accompanied by color-coded maps showing where each photo was taken. Brief narratives then describe the sites and what took place in the immediate area.

You may have visited the park, but do you know about the 10 or so Confederates buried by accident in Gettysburg National Cemetery? One entry in the book explains how an embezzling general, when asked why he had no monument at Gettysburg, replied, "Why, hell, the whole battlefield is my monument." Another tells whose dog is depicted on the 11th Pennsylvania Monument, and why. Another explains what the Curious Rocks are. Still another tells why Gettysburg has two markers for the battle's first shot, and why they are in different locations.

Through this book, readers and visitors will learn the fine points about Gettysburg and the human side of the battle.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780895873743
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 687,229
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

James and Suzanne Gindlesperger have visited the battlefield an average of five times a year for the past 20 years. James is a "Friend of the Field" at Gettysburg and the author of three books about the Civil War: Escape from Libby Prison, Seed Corn of the Confederacy, and Fire on the Water. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization of published and aspiring authors. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

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    A good Gettysburg book

    This is not a book that fits into one slot easily. This is a book wearing many hats, some of them very well, defying a quick or easy description. Part guidebook, part trivia quiz, and part history with a series of fine color photos it is almost impossible to slot this into a category. While doing all of this, the authors avoid creating a mess and give us a well-organized very attractive fun book. Monument descriptions are well written, informative and fun to read. The authors eschew military terms or heavy handed details in favor of an easy to understand style.
    The heart and soul of the book is the monuments and the stories behind them. Ten chapters organize the battlefield into logical areas. Each area contains a map by MapQuest showing major streets and the location of the monument in the chapter. Each monument has a full color picture with a few paragraphs about the person/unit. Where possible trivia about the monument or special items to look for are included. The chapters cover McPherson's Ridge and Oak Ridge, In Town, Cemetery Hill, Culp's Hill, West Confederate Ave. North End, West Confederate Ave. South End, High Water Mark, The Westfield, Little Round Top and Devil's Den, East Cavalry Battlefield. Chapter 11 is general information about flank markers, plaques and other types of markers.
    For the most part, the level of information is for the somewhat more than casual visitor to the park. The experience Gettysburg person will enjoy the color photos and the lively text. This book is an excellent choice for the price.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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