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The History Buff’s GuideTM to Gettysburg covers the action of those days and the surrounding area by means of detailed top-ten lists, ranking the best, ...
The History Buff’s GuideTM to Gettysburg covers the action of those days and the surrounding area by means of detailed top-ten lists, ranking the best, worst, first, and most significant elements of the largest and deadliest battle of the Civil War.
Coming to the Crossroads: Why the battle was fought, the people involved, key events leading up to the battle, and the role of the environment.
The Battle: Why Confederate forces prevailed on the first day and Union forces on the second, why Pickett’s Charge failed, the bloodiest fields of fire, and the actions of civilians during the battle.
The Last Full Measure: The regiments with the worst losses, the highest-ranking officers wounded or killed, the most common causes of death.
The Wake of the Battle: Military and civilian reactions, civilian activities after the battle, and lasting effects.
In Retrospect: The best and worst performing commanders, myths and misconceptions, and enduring controversies.
Pursuing Gettysburg: Points of interest on the battlefield and in town, the best monuments, Lincoln sites in the area, sites that have been lost to development, and the best books on Gettysburg.
From the days leading up to the historic battle and the aftermath in which the townsfolk were left to rebuild their lives and town (and later the establishment of the national battlefield park), The History Buff’s GuideTM to Gettysburg is a fresh, new approach to the subject.
Posted July 25, 2009
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I picked this book up just a few days before our trip to Gettysburg so I wasn't able to read it in detail beforehand, however, there is so much good information contained in this book and is so well organized that it was an invaluable asset as we toured the battlefield. Well worth the cost especially if you are preparing for a trip to Gettysburg but also a great reference book for general interest and study.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 8, 2009
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