A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition
Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People
By Carol Reardon, Tom Vossler
488 pp., 6 x 9, 80 color plates., 60 halftones, 42 maps, notes, index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3336-7
Published: May 2017
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With new stops, maps, and illustrations, the second edition of A Field Guide to Gettysburg 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.
“A very 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.”--McCormick Messenger
“An important resource for readers to obtain an overview of the battle in general, and specific areas of interest in particular.”--Civil War News
“The University of North Carolina Press has hit another homerun . . . [Reardon and Vossler’s work] continues to set the standard for studies of Gettysburg and battlefield guides for every major battle of the Civil War.”--Army History
Praise for the first edition:
“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
"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