464 pp., 6 x 9, 75 color plates., 59 halftones, 47 maps, notes, index
Awards & distinctions
2013 Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award, Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central New Jersey
2014 Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Book Award
Each stop addresses the following:
What happened here?
Who fought here?
Who commanded here?
Who fell here?
Who lived here?
How did participants remember this event?
"The authors have gone far beyond [a battlefield guide]. . . . An excellent source for Civil War buffs and anyone interested in the history and locale of Gettysburg."--Library Journal 2013 Best Reference Book
“This new Field Guide is the best to appear on this subject in recent years. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.”--Choice
"An attractive presentation--beautiful color photos and handsomely laid-out text--partners with a wealth of information on individuals, troop movements, and skirmishes, amounting to an indispensable guide to a major event in American history."--Booklist
"[The authors'] easy familiarity with the terrain, the historical facts of the battle, and eye-opening local anecdotes make the guide a valuable companion for first-time visitors, veteran battlefield trampers, as well as armchair explorers."--The Civil War Round Table-District of Columbia
“An extremely useful resource for making one’s way intelligently across the battleground as well as a stirring account of the battle and its varied meanings in the past and present. . . . This unique book enables all readers to better comprehend the places, events, and memories that make up the battle of Gettysburg. As such, no matter how limited or extensive one’s Civil War library, it deserves a special place on the shelf.”--Civil War Monitor
"I would wholeheartedly endorse that serious battlefield trampers give Reardon and Vossler's guide a trial run in the field. . . . There's also more than enough material inside the book for satisfactory home reading."--Civil War Books and Authors