The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863

The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863

The Maps of Gettysburg An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign June July More academic and photographic accounts on the battle of Gettysburg exist than for all other battles of the Civil War combined and for good reason The three days of maneuver attack and counterattack

  • Title: The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863
  • Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
  • ISBN: 9781932714302
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
  • More academic and photographic accounts on the battle of Gettysburg exist than for all other battles of the Civil War combined and for good reason The three days of maneuver, attack, and counterattack consisted of literally scores of encounters, from corps size actions to small unit engagements Despite all its coverage, Gettysburg remains one of the most complex and difMore academic and photographic accounts on the battle of Gettysburg exist than for all other battles of the Civil War combined and for good reason The three days of maneuver, attack, and counterattack consisted of literally scores of encounters, from corps size actions to small unit engagements Despite all its coverage, Gettysburg remains one of the most complex and difficult to understand battles of the war The Maps of Gettysburg An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 July 13, 1863, by Bradley Gottfried offers a unique approach to the study of this multifaceted engagement The Maps of Gettysburg plows new ground in the study of the campaign by breaking down the entire campaign in 140 detailed original maps These cartographic originals bore down to the regimental level, and offer Civil Warriors a unique and fascinating approach to studying the always climactic battle of the war The Maps of Gettysburg offers thirty action sections comprising the entire campaign These include the march to and from the battlefield, and virtually every significant event in between Gottfrieds original maps from two to as many as twenty enrich each action section Keyed to each piece of cartography is detailed text that includes hundreds of soldiers quotes that make the Gettysburg story come alive.This presentation allows readers to easily and quickly find a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign, from the cavalry drama at Brandy Station on June 9, to the last Confederate withdrawal of troops across the Potomac River on July 15, 1863 Serious students of the battle will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes They will also want to bring the book along on their trips to the battlefield Perfect for the easy chair or for stomping the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, The Maps of Gettysburg promises to be a seminal work that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the battle.

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    There are several fine books out about the Battle of Gettysburg, most notable being Edwin Coddington’s superb one volume work, The Gettysburg Campaign and Harry Pfanz’s exhaustive 3 volume study. But like just about every book on the Civil War, the maps are barely adequate. The maps in Coddington’s book are good but there is just one single map showing the movements of both armies from June 3rd, when Lee began pulling out from Fredericksburg to June 30th, when both armies began concentrati [...]

    Another book about the battle of Gettysburg? A map on every other page?Ok, so this book isn't for everyone. OK OK, so it isn't for most people. But to students of the Civil War this is a fantastic reference book.144 detailed maps cover the entire Gettysburg campaign, from the first Confederate movement north in the beginning of June, 1863, through the battle itself and ending with the Confederate withdrawl from Pennsylvania and Maryland in mid July. The layout - left page is text and the right p [...]

    Every page has a description of the movements/fighting on the left and a map on the right. No previous book has so successfully helped me understand what was going on and where things happened than this one. I enjoyed reading it, and am glad I own this book for later reference.The introduction of the book claims to avoid the arguments and assignment of blame that plague the histories of Gettysburg. When I read that, I snickered and read on. The author largely suceeded with this.The introduction [...]

    Here's your chance to follow the Gettysburg campaign in close detail with this set of exquisitely-drawn maps. There are around 140 of them, and they cover the campaign from Lee's first moves north from the Rappahanock, through the entire battle at the brigade/regiment level and until the retreat and escape of the Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac. The commentary that faces each map is flowing, if terse, and deals exclusively with the various troop movements and combats, so there's no [...]

    This was the fourth book of this series that I've read, although it was the first one published. That spoiled me, I think, because it comes across as a first effort in comparison to the others (especially the Maps of Antietam, which is my favorite). It didn't help that all of the other books have color maps, and the edition of this book I got as a Christmas gift has black and white maps. I thought the graphic quality of the maps were a little less than desired. What I really missed in this book [...]

    Pretty good narrative of the battle; the book is probably best for those who are just getting interested in Civil War history or in Gettysburg. However there were several inconsistences in the text. For example, according to map 26.2 the Confederate artillery bombardment before Pickett's charge effectively ended about 2 p.m. A few pages later map 27.4 (describing the action on East Cavalry Field) stated that the bombardment was "tapering off" when "it was approaching 3 p.m." Also, in a few parts [...]

    I just started reading this book on the kindle app of my iphone and ipad. I'm not sure if this will work since you need to switch back and forth between the map and the text. I'm on the first chapter and kind of wish I had a physical book to look at to easily view the maps and text at the same time. However, so far I like what I have been reading.

    A beautiful book the printing and paper are excellent! Of course a must have for any Civil War scholar .Most importantly it excellently written. It is more than a mere atlas. You can learn about the battle by using this one book. He has books on other battles.

    This is the best of the maps of Gettysburg collections that I have run across (except for one really hard to get publication (Gettysburg: Day Two, John D. Imhof).

    An excellent book that would be used best as a companion to a more in depth history of the battle. The maps are clear and easy to follow as are the small descriptions which come before each one.

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