The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbookis an informativefull-colorguide for American Civil War and Gettysburg enthusiasts of all ages.AuthorsJ. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley use clear and concise writing broken down into short and easy to understand chapters complete with original maps, modern and historic photographs, tables, charts, and artwork to narrate the history of the Gettysburg Campaign from the opening battle at Brandy StationinVirginia on June 9, 1863, to the escape of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s ConfederateArmy of Northern Virginiaacross the Potomac River on July 14, 1863.
Chapters include quotes of interest from participants, tables and charts of the ages and seniority ranking of the generals of both sides; weather observations during the battle; a stunning photographic study of the entire campaign; a discussion of the battle’s myths and controversies; biographies of select officers, civilians, and battlefield photographers; trivia about the campaign; a comprehensive order of battle; a suggested reading list and websites; and much more.
As enjoyable to look at as it is easy to use, every casual and serious student of the Civil War and Gettysburg will want a copy of The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook as a constant companion while reading other books on the campaignand even as a supplement and general field guide while walking the hallowed Pennsylvania ground.
About the Authors: J. David Petruzzi is an award-winning Civil War cavalry historian. He is the author of many articles for a wide variety of publications, and has written or co-authored several books including: (with Eric Wittenberg) Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (Savas Beatie, 2006); (with Wittenberg and Michael F. Nugent) One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 (Savas Beatie, 2008); and (with Steven Stanley) The Complete Gettysburg Guide: Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Cemeteries, Field Hospital Sites, and other Topics of Historical Interest (Savas Beatie, 2009), winner of the U.S. Army Historical Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Writing Award, Reference Category. With Stanley, he also produced The Complete Gettysburg Guide: Audio Driving and Walking Tour, Volume One: The Battlefield (Savas Beatie, 2010).
Steven Stanley lives in Gettysburg and is a graphic artist specializing in historical map design and battlefield photography. His maps, considered among the best in historical cartography, have been a longtime staple of the Civil War Trust and have helped raise millions of dollars for the Trust through their preservation appeals and interpretation projects. Steve’s maps have appeared in a wide variety of publications. Co-authored by J. David Petruzzi, Steve produced the maps and the complete design of The Complete Gettysburg Guide: Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Cemeteries, Field Hospital Sites, and other Topics of Historical Interest (Savas Beatie, 2009), the winner of the U.S. Army Historical Foundation’s 2009 Distinguished Writing Award, Reference Category, as well as The Complete Gettysburg Guide: Audio Driving and Walking Tour, Volume One: The Battlefield (Savas Beatie, 2010).
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Table of Contents
Did You Know?
Where Were They? 2
Weather Conditions During the Battle of Gettysburg 5
Medal of Honor Awardees 7
Gettysburg Trivia 12
Controversies, Myths, and Misconceptions about the Gettysburg Campaign and Battle 19
Federal and Confederate Quotes from the Gettysburg Campaign and Battle 31
The Gettysburg Campaign
The Road to Gettysburg, June 9 - June 30 39
The Battle of Gettysburg, July 1 47
The Battle of Gettysburg, July 2 63
The Battle of Gettysburg, July 3 87
The Retreat from Gettysburg, July 4 - July 14 109
Order of Battle, July 1 - July 3 115
The Gettysburg Address 149
Images of Gettysburg
Union Officers and Soldiers 152
Confederate Officers and Soldiers 161
Battlefield Photographers 166
Gettysburg Civilians 169
Visiting Gettysburg 173
Must See Places 175
Gettysburg on the Web 178
Gettysburg Books 180
What People are Saying About This
"The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook is an indispensable and valuable guide that combines fabulous graphics, photography, and detailed maps with a crisp, lucid text that will delight scholars, history buffs, and battlefield trampers alike. Another 'must-have' winner from Savas Beatie!" --(Scott L. Mingus, Sr., author of Flames Beyond Gettysburg: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863)