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Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg / edited by Jay Luvaas, Harold W. Nelson, and Leonard J. Fullenkamp ; maps by Steven Stanley.
2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2012.
xiv, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Gettysburg National Military Park (Pa.)
Nelson, Harold W.
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U.S. Army War College guides to Civil War battles
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This is the revised edition of a respected and popular guide to Gettysburg National Military Park. The authors have made significant changes to the guide, addressing alterations to the park during the past fifteen years and adding new information and improved maps that enrich park visitors' understanding of the Battle of Gettysburg. The volume retains its blend of official reports, commanding officers' observations, and terrain descriptions, and easy-to-use maps that allow park visitors to follow the battle as it actually unfolded. For the new edition, the authors provide double the number of maps, this time by master cartographer Steven Stanley, to effectively track directional changes for visitors driving through the park. They include new sections highlighting strategic and operational context for the Gettysburg campaign and providing background about Lee's decision to invade Pennsylvania. They have also added new information about the cavalry battle on Day 3 and decisions and actions of General Meade, and the "Capabilities and Doctrine" appendix addresses more fully the evolution of cavalry tactics in the battle's aftermath. The new volume also features a useful appendix on logistics that illuminates one of an army commander's most challenging tasks, sustaining the force during the campaign.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
How to Use This Book
Part I. The First Day, Wednesday 1 July 1863
The Moves to Contact
The Meeting Engagement on McPherson's Ridge
The Second Assault
Initial Confederate Attacks North of the Railroad Cut
Ewell Enters the Battle
Union Defenses North of Gettysburg
Part II. The Second Day, Thursday 2 July 1863
Deliberation over Lee's Plan of Attack
Black Horse Tavern
Lee's Terrain Appreciation
"McLaws Cannot Execute His Orders"
Hood's Attack on 2 July
Law Moves Forward
Union Skirmishers on Big Round Top
Little Round Top
The Wheatfield : Union Responses
Humphrey's Reverse Slope Defense
McGilvery's Artillery Line
Hancock's Line Holds
Summit of Culp's Hill
Defense of Cemetery Hill
Part III. The Third Day, Friday 3 July 1863
The High-Water Mark
The National Cemetery
East Cavalry Field
Appendix I: Capabilities and Doctrine in the Civil War
Appendix II: Logistics
Appendix III: Order of Battle
Appendix IV: Casualties.
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