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Best Gettysburg Books You Should Enjoy

Looking for the best Gettysburg books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Our Fathers at Gettysburg: A Step by Step Description of the Greatest Battle of the American Civil War (2017)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should Enjoy* * * Little Round Top, The Wheatfield, The Peach Orchard, Devil’s Den, the Railroad Cut, Pickett’s Charge — these were the turning points within the most important battle of the bloodiest war in American history. But even careful students of Gettysburg can find themselves confused when reading about, or visiting, the battlefield.
Author(s): Jack L Kunkel

Gettysburg (2004)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should Enjoy Drawing on original source material, from soldiers’ letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W. Sears’s Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign.
Author(s): Stephen W. Sears

The Battle of Gettysburg (Expanded, Annotated) (2016)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyFrank Haskell’s eyewitness account of the Battle of Gettysburg has been considered a classic for nearly 140 years. Haskell was not only singled out by General Hancock for praise of his actions in the battle, he was quoted in Ken Burns’ epic Civil War documentary. The Dartmouth-educated Haskell provided a compelling and exciting narrative in a long letter to his brother, written just days after the battle.
Author(s): Frank Aretas Haskell

Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment (2019)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyThis is the first book-length, critical analysis of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's actions at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Author(s): Cory M. Pfarr, Foreword Harold M. Knudsen

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library) (2014)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyThe Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual soldier. Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Allen C.
Author(s): Allen Guelzo

Farms At Gettysburg (2007)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyAlthough the Battle of Gettysburg is named for the town near which it occurred, most of the heavy fighting actually occurred on the private property of men such as Edward McPherson, Joseph Sherfy and Nicholas Codori.
Author(s): Tim Smith

To Be Dedicated Here;: A Novel of the Gettysburg Address (2019)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyDuring the three days in July when North and South fought at Gettysburg, Jennie Wills and her husband David sheltered in their home like most residents of the Pennsylvania city. Following the battle, while David prepared to help dedicate the new cemetery to honor the fallen, Jennie nurses soldiers and hosts a President in her homeand finds herself forever changed by a few short months in 1863
Author(s): Amanda Harris

Storming the Wheatfield: John Caldwell’s Union Division in the Gettysburg Campaign (2019)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyThis gripping narrative is an in-depth study of the valiant men of General John Caldwell’s Union Division during the Gettysburg Campaign. Caldwell’s Division made a desperate stand against a tough and determined Confederate force in farmer George Rose’s nearly 20-acre Wheatfield.
Author(s): Smith II, James M., Phil Laino, et al.

The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command (1997)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should EnjoyThe Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America’s history, and one of the most studied.Professor Coddington’s is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the factors affecting General Meade’s decision not to pursue the retreating Confederate forces.
Author(s): Edwin B. Coddington

Peach Orchard: A Gettysburg Battlefield Guided Tour (2018)

 Best Gettysburg Books You Should Enjoy“Peach Orchard: A Gettysburg Battlefield Guided Tour” is a user-friendly touring guide for walkers, hikers, drivers, cyclists, first-time visitors and armchair generals one and all oriented toward the Peach Orchard as the critical location on the battlefield. It is developed and produced by experienced Licensed Battlefield Guides at Gettysburg.
Author(s): Ralph Siegel, Mike Vallone

Best Gettysburg Books You Should Enjoy

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First for the Union: Life and Death in a Civil War Army Corps from Antietam to Gettysburg

Author(s): Darin Wipperman
ID: 2897238, Publisher: Stackpole Books, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Unsung Hero of Gettysburg: The Story of Union General David McMurtrie Gregg

Author(s): Edward G. Longacre
ID: 2978834, Publisher: Potomac Books, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Bullets and Bandages: The Aid Stations and Field Hospitals at Gettysburg

Author(s): James Gindlesperger
ID: 2849600, Publisher: Blair, Year: 2020, Size: 41 Mb, Format: epub

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