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"If you had been there, even knowing what you do today and that the charge was going to be a tragic failure, agreeing with Longstreet that, "no 15,000 men ever lived could break that line",  you would still have giving the orders to make the charge."

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This definitive work is a meticulous example of historic documentation and exposition useful for any historian regardless of their field of inquiry as an example of a perfectly structured book for scholar and casual reader.   The thesis in this masterful work is that counter to popular myth, the Army of the Potomac did not field soldiers any less competent, brave, or willing than the Army of Northern Virginia.   Rather, Coddington contends, inadequacies in command on both sides led to the various successes and failures durning the Gettysburg Campaign.   It is his opinion that the North, because of advantages in placement and terrain made less mistakes than their counterparts.   He also contends that competency in command in the Union from Generals such as Reynolds, Gibbon, Hancock, and Warren were on the level of brilliance that one usually associates with the South.

Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg
by Jay Luvaas, Harold Nelson
Paperback (1994)

These series of books from the U.S. Army War College are the best available resource for conducting ACW battlefield tours - assuming that your purpose in touring battlefields is to study and understand the applicable tactics, strategy and terrain and to develop an appreciation for the objectives and efforts of the participants.   If you go to ACW battlefields to gawk and gossip as an everyday tourist then an investment in these guides is unnecessary.   If you have an active interest in ACW history, military history in general or fascinating chapters in human history, then these guides are remarkable values, "Best Buys".    Helpful maps illustrate troop engagements and key terrain features, excerpts from the Official Records provide first person commentary from the participants at each "Stop" on your tour and concise analysis is provided to tie the story together.    Thorough but not intimidating, insightful and objective, with no deficiencies noted.

An intensive (and intense) narrative reconstruction of the events of about 15 hours on July 3, 1863, the pivotal hours of the climactic battle of the Civil War.  Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Extremely detailed, excellently told.    Having been a Civil W buff for years, and having read many of the more common titles dealing with Gettysburg in particular I found this to be the
most detailed book I have read.   Opinions are expressed, and backed with explanations, yet never placing blame.   After having read this book, if you had been there, even knowing what you do today and that the charge was going to be a tragic failure, agreeing with Longstreet that, "no 15,000 men ever lived could break that line",  you would still have giving the orders to make the charge.

Perfect for both tourists and armchair visitors Originally published in 1960, this guidebook combines the drama of the battle with complete information about each tour stop.   Clear directions and knowledgeable commentary on the town of Gettysburg work in conjunction with the day-by-day narrative of the skirmishes and pitched fights that make up the Battle of Gettysburg.    By including the order of battle, then and now photographs, concise battle maps, and a suggested reading list, this small but comprehensive introduction to Gettysburg will be invaluable to any Civil War buff, amateur and professional alike.    General Edward J. Stackpole, the founder of Stackpole Books, wrote several classic texts on the Civil War. Colonel Wilbur S. Nye, graduate of West Point and noted cartographer, has produced numerous maps for Stackpole in years past.   Bradley Gottfried is Dean of Academic Affairs at Montgomery County Community College and has had a life-long interest in the Civil War.

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