Synopses & Reviews
"The most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success", -- James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom
Here in one compact volume is a day-by-day and hour-by-hour account of one of the bloodiest and most momentous battles in history. The Battle of Gettysburg--fought on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863--changed the course of an epic war. Unlike other volumes on Gettysburg, this guide provides a unique blend of documentary sources and terrain descriptions with 25 stops arranged in the order of the actual battle as it unfolded. It combines official reports and observations of the commanding officers in their own words to recreate one of the pivotal encounters of the Civil War.