A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition Expanded Ebook

Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People

Second Edition Expanded Ebook

By Carol Reardon, Tom Vossler

Approx. 448 pp., 6 x 9, 80 color plates., 60 halftones, 42 maps, notes, index

  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-3335-0
    Published: March 2017
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-5462-9
    Published: March 2017

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This special enhanced ebook edition to the newly updated A Field Guide to Gettysburg will lead visitors to every important site across the battlefield and also give them ways to envision the action and empathize with the soldiers involved and the local people into whose lives and lands the battle intruded.. Both Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler are themselves experienced guides who understand what visitors to Gettysburg are interested in, but they also bring the unique perspectives of a scholar and a former army officer. Divided into three day-long tours, this newly improved and expanded edition offers important historical background and context for the reader while providing answers to six key questions: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? And what did the participants have to say about it later?

With new stops, maps, soldier vignettes, and illustrations, the enhanced e-book edition of A Field Guide to Gettysburg adds more human stories to an already impressive work that remains the most comprehensive guide to the events and history of this pivotal battle of the Civil War.

About the Authors

Carol Reardon is George Winfree Professor of American History at Pennsylvania State University.
For more information about Carol Reardon, visit the Author Page.

Tom Vossler is a retired colonel in the U.S. Army and former director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle, Pa.. He is a licensed battlefield guide, leading some ninety battlefield tours each year.
For more information about Tom Vossler, visit the Author Page.


“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

“The most helpful book in understanding the field of battle at Gettysburg. . . . A superb and surprising addition to the library of Gettysburg books, valuable for the novice, the ardent Civil War buff, and the scholar alike.”--Civil War Book Review