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.


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  • U.S. Army War College guides to Civil War battles [More in this series]
  • The U.S. Army War College guides to Civil War battles
Summary note
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 index.
Bibliographic references
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
  • Barlow's Knoll
  • Cemetery Hill
  • 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
  • Devil's Den
  • Kershaw's Attack
  • 17th Maine
  • The Wheatfield : Union Responses
  • Stony Hill
  • Peach Orchard
  • Humphrey's Reverse Slope Defense
  • McGilvery's Artillery Line
  • Hancock's Line Holds
  • Spangler's Spring
  • Pardee Field
  • Summit of Culp's Hill
  • Defense of Cemetery Hill
  • Part III. The Third Day, Friday 3 July 1863
  • Longstreet's Assault
  • The High-Water Mark
  • The National Cemetery
  • Benner's Hill
  • East Cavalry Field
  • Gregg's Attack
  • Stuart Withdraws
  • Appendix I: Capabilities and Doctrine in the Civil War
  • Appendix II: Logistics
  • Appendix III: Order of Battle
  • Appendix IV: Casualties.
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U.S. Army War College guide to the Battle of Gettysburg.
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