The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863
Bradley M. Gottfried
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After multiple editions and printings in just two years, the bestselling 'The Maps of Gettysburg' is available for the first time in a full-color, hardcover edition!
Thousands of books and articles have been written about Gettysburg, but the operation remains one of the most complex and difficult to understand. Bradley Gottfried’s groundbreaking 'The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 – July 13, 1863' is a unique and thorough study of this multifaceted campaign.
The 'Maps of Gettysburg' breaks down the entire operation into thirty map sets or “action-sections” enriched with 144 detailed, full-page color maps comprising the entire campaign. These cartographic originals bore down to the regimental and battery level and include the march to and from the battlefield and virtually every significant event in between. At least two―and as many as twenty―maps accompany each map set. Keyed to each piece of cartography is a full facing page of detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which makes the Gettysburg story come alive.
This presentation makes it easy for readers to quickly locate a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign, from the march into Pennsylvania during June to the last Confederate withdrawal of troops across the Potomac River on July 13, 1863. Serious students of the battle will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes and complete order of battle. 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' is a seminal work that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the battle.
About the Author: Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D., is the President of the College of Southern Maryland. An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of five books, including 'Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg' (2002). He is currently working with co-editor Theodore P. Savas on a Gettysburg Campaign encyclopedia.
Searles,“The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry,” Minnesota MOLLUS, vol. 2, 106; Plumber,“Letter,” August 26, 1863, 1st Minnesota File, GNMP. 7. William Colvill, Jr. to John Bachelder, June 9, 1866; Plumber,“Letter”; Lochren,“The First Minnesota at Gettysburg,” 48–49; Searles,“The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry,” 106; Alfred Carpenter,“Letter,” Minnesota Hist. Soc., Brake Collection, USAMHI. 8. OR 27 (2): 631–632; David Lang,“Letter To General Edward Perry,” Southern Historical Society
Verdiersville on June 6.8 Joe Hooker was not blind to the clouds of dust to the southwest and the absence of men to his front. Suspecting an enemy movement might be underway, he ordered Sedgwick to reconnoiter, throwing his entire VI Corps across the river to support his scouts, if necessary. Sedgwick dispatched two regiments, the 5th and 26th New Jersey, across in pontoon boats, capturing some 150 rebels from A. P. Hill’s Corps in the process.9 Sedgwick did not know it, but he had sent men to
battalion of the 27th Pennsylvania on the left moved quickly to the right to plug the hole. However, in the din of battle only 50 men heard the order and moved to obey it. Outnumbered almost three to one, Coster’s men somehow managed to hold their ground and fire effective volleys into the advancing Confederates. One Federal soldier estimated that each member of the 154th New York fired six to nine rounds into the enemy’s closely-packed ranks. On the east side of Harrisburg Road, the effect of
toward the Wheatfield. The 59th Georgia on the right of the line fell in line with the 3rd Arkansas to take on the right side of Ward’s brigade.2 Crossing Rose Run, Anderson’s men encountered irregular ground with large rocks that wreaked havoc on the dressed ranks. It was in this area that Federal infantry now opened fire on Anderson’s men. “Our line did not waver under the galling musketry, but came on almost at a run, firing vigorously,” noted one Confederate soldier.3 After helping repel
the sector. Because of the speed of the Federal advance, the South Carolinians were unable to take up proper defensive positions before being attacked on two sides. Kershaw requested help from Brig. Gen. Paul Semmes’ Brigade (McLaws’ Division) and attempted to get his 15th South Carolina into the fighting.22 According to an officer on the left of Zook’s line, “we pressed steadily forward through wheat-fields, woods, over rail fences 10 feet high, stone walls, ditches, deep ravines, rocks, and