The Maps of Gettysburg

The Maps of Gettysburg
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN: 1611210259
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive collection of Civil War maps and battle plans that brought Union and Confederate forces to the largest battle ever fought on American soil. Thousands of books and articles have been written about Gettysburg—but the military operation itself remains one of the most complex and difficult to understand. Here, Bradley M. Gottfried gives readers a unique and thorough study of the campaign that decided the fate of a nation. Enriched with 144 detailed, full-page color maps comprising the entire campaign, The Maps of Gettysburg shows the action as it happened—down to the regimental and battery level, including the marches to and from the battlefield, and virtually every significant event in-between. Paired with each map is a fully detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat it depicts—including quotes from eyewitnesses—all of which bring the Gettysburg story to life. Perfect for the armchair historian or first-hand visitor to the hallowed ground, “no academic library can afford not to include The Maps of Gettysburg as part of their American Civil War Reference collections” (Midwest Book Review).

Gettysburg

Gettysburg
Author: The Editors of Stackpole Books
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN: 0811712184
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

• 70 color maps and insightful text tell the hour-by-hour story of the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg • Each map shows the same 3 1/2-by-4 1/2-mile view of the battlefield, allowing the reader to visualize the battle as it developed over the entire area, including key engagements, troop movements and positions, and locations of commanders • Sheds new light on important events such as the first clash west of town on July 1, the fighting for Cemetery Hill, the defense of Little Round Top, Pickett's Charge, and more • Crystal-clear maps and narrative make this an ideal introduction for newcomers while the unique approach offers fresh perspectives for those who've read every book on the battle • Perfect companion for battlefield visits and armchair-general debates

Maps of First Bull Run

Maps of First Bull Run
Author: Bradley Gottfried
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-06-11
ISBN: 1611210410
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maps of First Bull Run Book Excerpt:

Bradley M. Gottfried's The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball's Bluff, June - October 1861 is the eagerly awaited companion volume to his bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007, two editions, four printings), part of the ongoing Savas Beatie Atlas Series. The Maps of First Bull Run breaks down the entire operation (and related actions) into numerous map sets or "action-sections" enriched with more than fifty full-color original full-page maps. 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 seventeen--maps accompany each "action-section." 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 make the story of First Bull Run come alive. This original presentation makes it easy for readers to quickly locate a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign. Readers will maneuver with Confederate and Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley, march with General McDowell's Federals to the plains of Manassas, and fight blow-by-blow through the battle up to its stunning climax on Henry House Hill and the final retreat from the battlefield all the way to Washington. The smaller but important Battle of Ball's Bluff is also covered in the same fashion, as is the skirmish at Lewinsville. Serious students will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes, bibliography, and complete orders of battle. They will also want to bring the book along on their trips to the battlefields. Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of First Bull Run is a seminal work that, like his earlier Gettysburg study, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil War. 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) and The Maps of Gettysburg (2007). He is currently working with co-editor Theodore P. Savas on a Gettysburg Campaign encyclopedia.

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 1611214807
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign: An Atlas of Mounted Operations from Brandy Station Through Falling Waters, June 9 - July 14, 1863 continues Bradley M. Gottfried’s efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War’s Eastern Theater. This is his seventh book in the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. The Maps of Gettysburg, Gottfried’s inaugural and groundbreaking atlas published in 2007, covered only a small portion of the cavalry’s actions during the seminal campaign. This book addresses that topic in-depth in a way that no other study has ever achieved. Gottfried covers the opening battle of the campaign at Brandy Station in detail, followed by the actions at Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, where Jeb Stuart’s cavalry successfully halted Alfred Pleasonton’s probes toward the Blue Mountain passes in an effort to determine the location of Robert E. Lee’s army. The movements toward Gettysburg are covered in a series of maps, including the actions at Westminister, Hanover, and Hunterstown. The five major actions on July 2-3 at Gettysburg take up a considerable portion of the book and include the fight at Brinkerhoff Ridge, and four more on July 3 (Stuart against David Gregg northeast of the town, Wesley Merritt’s fight along Emmitsburg Road, Judson Kilpatrick’s actions near the base of Big Round Top, and Grumble Jones’s near-destruction of the 6th U.S. Cavalry near Fairfield). The cavalry also played a vital role during Lee’s retreat to the Potomac River. The numerous fights at Monterrey Pass, Smithfield, Boonsboro, Funkstown, and Hagerstown were of critical importance to both sides and are covered in detail. The book concludes with the fight at Falling Waters and ends with an epilogue recounting events occurring in Virginia through the end of July. The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign plows new ground by breaking down the entire campaign into sixteen map sets or “action sections,” enriched with 82 detailed full-page color maps. 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 ten—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 make the cavalry actions come alive. This presentation allows readers to easily and quickly find a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign. Serious students will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes and complete order of battle, and take it with them on trips to the battlefields. A final bonus is that the maps unlock every other book or article written on any aspect of the cavalry’s actions during this important campaign. Perfect for the easy chair or for stomping the hallowed grounds, The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign is a seminal work that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the battle.

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 9781611211528
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns Book Excerpt:

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is the fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. Few historians have examined what happened to the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the critical months following Gettysburg, when both armies assumed the offensive in a pair of fascinating campaigns of thrust and counter-thrust. This careful study breaks down these campaigns (and all related operational maneuvers) into 13 map sets or "action-sections" enriched with 87 original full-page color maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level. The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns includes the actions at Auburn and Bristoe Station, where Meade's II Corps was nearly trapped and destroyed and the Confederates were caught by surprise and slaughtered; the seminal actions at Rappahannock Station and Kelly's Ford, where portions of Lee's army were surprised and overwhelmed; and the Mine Run Campaign, during which an aggressive Confederate division at the battle of Payne's Farm held back two full Federal corps and changed the course of the entire operation. At least one--and as many as twelve--maps accompany each "action-section." Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed text with footnotes describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of these campaigns come alive. This original presentation offers readers a step-by-step examination through these long-overlooked but highly instructive campaigns. Coming on the heels of the fiasco that was Lee's Bristoe Station operation, the stunning Union successes at Kelly's Ford and Rappahannock Station demonstrated the weakened state of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia following the debilitating Gettysburg campaign. The Mine Run Operation that followed, with its extensive display of field works and trenches, foreshadowed the bloody fighting that would arrive with the spring weather of 1864 and highlighted once again Meade's methodical approach to battlefield operations that left the authorities in Washington wondering whether he possessed the tenacity to defeat Lee. This detailed coverage is augmented with fascinating explanatory notes. Detailed orders of battle, together with a bibliography and index complete this exciting new volume. Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is a seminal work that, like Gottfried's earlier atlases on Gettysburg, First Bull Run, and Antietam, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil War. REVIEWS "Bradley Gottfried fills a crucial gap in our understanding of what transpired in Virginia after the battle of Gettysburg and before the Overland Campaign. His detailed and easy-to-read maps, coupled with his incisive narrative, allow readers to comprehend and fully appreciate the complicated, important, and largely overlooked Bristoe Station and Mine Run campaigns." - Rob Orrison, Park Manager, Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park "Gottfried has given us much more than a simple book of battlefield maps with blocks, dotted lines, and arrows. Students of the war's Eastern Theater should purchase this unique book while they can because it offers the best and most coherent narrative of the actions in northern Virginia between Gettysburg and the Wilderness. And then, after they have read it, they can walk the fields of Bristoe Station and enjoy the same level of tactical detail afforded by books on the much more famous battle up north." - The Civil War Monitor "Gottfried's new book of maps fills in a gap in magnificent style. The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns is the latest in Savas Beatie's excellent series of maps books, and it's every bit as solid as its predecessors--and because it covers an oft-overlooked timespan, I daresay it's even more valuable." - Emerging Civil War Blog

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publsiher: Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN: 9781611214796
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

The Maps of the Cavalry at Gettysburg continues Bradley M. Gottfried's efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War's Eastern Theater. This is his seventh book in the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. It plows new ground by breaking down the entire campaign into sixteen map sets or "action sections," enriched with

Maps of Gettysburg

Maps of Gettysburg
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gettysburg (Pa.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maps of Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

Gettysburg a Battlefield Atlas

Gettysburg  a Battlefield Atlas
Author: Craig L. Symonds,William J. Clipson
Publsiher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of Amer
Total Pages: 103
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg a Battlefield Atlas Book Excerpt:

Provides a narrative history and cartographic display of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Campaign Atlas

Gettysburg Campaign Atlas
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781934900451
Category: Gettysburg (Pa.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg Campaign Atlas Book Excerpt:

The author has compiled 421 maps in a chronological timeline which take the reader through the Gettysburg Campaign from June 3, 1863 thru July 14, 1863. Included with each map is explanatory or complimentary text. Of note, Laino includes some "alternate maps" for those facets of the battle in dispute -- four of them in fact, are provided for Vincent's approach to Little Round Top. He also cautions the maps are approximations and are not intended to hold up to scrutiny with calipers to measure regimental or brigade fronts, or to calculate distances between landmarks. Also included is an order of battle, listing Union and Confederate units sorted by state, with their corresponding strength and casualty figures.

A Gettysburg Photo Tour

A Gettysburg Photo Tour
Author: Jack L Kunkel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-03
ISBN: 9781087870663
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gettysburg Photo Tour Book Excerpt:

Come back in time with me as we tour the exact locations on the Gettysburg battlefield where events happened - both momentous and mundane - during the battle that changed American history. We know for sure exactly where certain events happened because we can match the modern-day locations to where the old, period photographs were taken. The Gettysburg battlefield was unique in the Civil War in that it was both heavily photographed and well preserved, allowing us to follow in the exact footsteps of the original photographers who took photos that they considered the most worthy at that time. Though no photos were taken while the battle was in progress, a large number were taken just a few days later - while Lee's army was still retreating back to Virginia, and before mothers learned their boys lay dead at a place called Gettysburg. All of the best of the period photos known taken of Gettysburg in the days or month after the battle are included in this book, most with easily followed map locations of where they were taken, and even GPS coordinates. Where no immediate photos were taken of an interesting subject, I've included the earliest photo available, sometimes one or two decades after the battle. Most of the maps in the book are tied to Google online maps, and/or to maps on the website CivilWarBattles.us, so you can simply click or type the book's map links on your computer or smart phone to find the exact photo locations. In all, you'll find over 100 then & now Gettysburg photos in this book, as well as numerous landscape photos showing modern views of the battlefield. Whether you tour the battlefield from your easy chair, or actually walking the field, I hope and believe you'll find this book to be an invaluable companion. Jack Kunkel

The Maps of the Wilderness

The Maps of the Wilderness
Author: Bradley Gottfried
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-03-14
ISBN: 1611212596
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of the Wilderness Book Excerpt:

The Maps of the Wilderness: An Atlas of the Wilderness Campaign, May 2-7, 1864 continues Bradley M. Gottfried’s efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War’s Eastern Theater. This is his fifth book in the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. The previous four were The Maps of Gettysburg (2007), The Maps of First Bull Run (2009), The Maps of Antietam (2012), and The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns (2013). This latest magisterial work breaks down the entire campaign (and all related operational maneuvers) into 24 map sets or “action-sections” enriched with 120 original full-page color maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level. The Maps of the Wilderness includes an assessment of the winter of 1863-1864, the planning for the campaign, the crossing of the Rapidan River, and two days of bloody combat and the day of watchful stalemate thereafter. At least one—and as many as eight—maps accompany each “action-section.” Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed footnoted text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of the first large-scale combat of 1864 come alive. Each cartographic snapshot also serves to unlock everything ever written on the subject. This detailed coverage also includes an order of battle, interview with the author, bibliography, and an index. This original presentation leads readers on a journey through the epic battle that would prove to be the opening salvo in a prolonged fight that would not end until the Confederates surrendered at Appomattox in April 1865. The Wilderness Campaign has two unique characteristics. First, although he did not command the Army of the Potomac, the battle was Ulysses S. Grant’s first against General Robert E. Lee. Second, the Wilderness fighting—prolonged, bloody, and inconclusive—is widely viewed as the most confusing action of the entire war. The dense thickets and deep smoke obscured much of what occurred during the two days of combat. Gottfried’s book cuts through the confusion to deliver a clear account of the horrendous struggle. Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of the Wilderness is a seminal work that, like his earlier studies, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil War, or in the hands of an avid enthusiast out walking the Hallowed Ground.

Map of the Battlefield of Gettysburg July 1st 2nd 3rd 1863 Published by Authority of the Hon the Secretary of War Office of the Chief of Engineers U S Army Scale 1 12 000 Compiled by J B Bachelder 3 Maps Variously Coloured

Map of the Battlefield of Gettysburg  July 1st  2nd  3rd  1863  Published by Authority of the Hon  the Secretary of War  Office of the Chief of Engineers  U S  Army  Scale  1   12 000  Compiled     by J B  Bachelder  3 Maps Variously Coloured
Author: Jonh B. BACHELDER
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1876
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Map of the Battlefield of Gettysburg July 1st 2nd 3rd 1863 Published by Authority of the Hon the Secretary of War Office of the Chief of Engineers U S Army Scale 1 12 000 Compiled by J B Bachelder 3 Maps Variously Coloured Book Excerpt:

Gettysburg Made Plain

Gettysburg Made Plain
Author: Abner Doubleday
Publsiher: New-York : Century Company
Total Pages: 59
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gettysburg Campaign, 1863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg Made Plain Book Excerpt:

The Maps of Antietam

The Maps of Antietam
Author: Bradley M. Gottfried
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-06-19
ISBN: 9781611214987
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of Antietam Book Excerpt:

This magisterial work breaks down the entire campaign into 21 map sets enriched with 124 original full-page color maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level. Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed text to make the story of General Lee's invasion into Maryland come alive.

Sickles at Gettysburg

Sickles at Gettysburg
Author: James A. Hessler
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 1611210453
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sickles at Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

FINALIST, 2009, ARMY HISTORICAL FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARDWINNER, 2009, THE BACHELDER-CODDINGTON LITERARY AWARD, GIVEN BY THE ROBERT E. LEE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF CENTRAL NEW JERSEYWINNER, 2009, GETTYSBURG ROUND TABLES DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARDWinner of The Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award, 2009, given by the Robert E. Lee Civil War Round Table of Central New Jersey. Now available in paperback, 'Sickles at Gettysburg: The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg', by licensed battlefield guide James Hessler, is the most deeply-researched, full-length biography to appear on this remarkable American icon. And it is long overdue.No individual who fought at Gettysburg was more controversial, both personally and professionally, than Major General Daniel E. Sickles. By 1863, Sickles was notorious as a disgraced former Congressman who murdered his wifes lover on the streets of Washington and used Americas first temporary insanity defense to escape justice. With his political career in ruins, Sickles used his connections with President Lincoln to obtain a prominent command in the Army of the Potomacs Third Corpsdespite having no military experience. At Gettysburg, he openly disobeyed orders in one of the most controversial decisions in military history.No single action dictated the battlefield strategies of George Meade and Robert E. Lee more than Sickles unauthorized advance to the Peach Orchard, and the mythic defense of Little Round Top might have occurred quite differently were it not for General Sickles. Fighting heroically, Sickles lost his leg on the field and thereafter worked to remove General Meade from command of the army. Sickles spent the remainder of his checkered life declaring himself the true hero of Gettysburg.Although he nearly lost the battle, Sickles was one of the earliest guardians of the battlefield when he returned to Congress, created Gettysburg National Military Park, and helped preserve the field for future generations. But Dan Sickles was never far from scandal. He was eventually removed from the New York Monument Commission and nearly went to jail for misappropriation of funds.Hesslers critically acclaimed biography is a balanced and entertaining account of Sickles colorful life. Civil War enthusiasts who want to understand General Sickles scandalous life, Gettysburgs battlefield strategies, the in-fighting within the Army of the Potomac, and the development of todays National Park will find Sickles at Gettysburg a must-read.REVIEWS: The few other Sickles biographies available will now take a back seat to Hesslers powerful and evocative study of the man, the general, and the legacy of the Gettysburg battlefield that old Dan left America. I highly recommend this book. J. David Petruzzi, co-author of Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuarts Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (2006) and with Steve Stanley The Complete Gettysburg Guide (2009)This book is a breath of fresh airit is an objective, thorough, and readable examination of the controversial general. Hessler avoids getting bogged down in extreme reactions typically seen in others who write on this subject. Sue Boardman, Licensed Battlefield Guide, GNMP; Leadership Program Coordinator, Gettysburg Foundation; and author of The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama: A History and GuideAbout the Author: James A. Hessler works in the financial services industry and is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has taught Sickles and Gettysburg-related courses for Harrisburg Area Community College and the Gettysburg Foundation. In addition to writing articles for publication, Hessler speaks regularly at Civil War Round Tables. A native of Buffalo, NY, he resides in Gettysburg with his wife and children.

Tactical Principles and Decisions Marches halts security and reconnaissance action of covering forces and the offensive

Tactical Principles and Decisions  Marches  halts  security and reconnaissance  action of covering forces  and the offensive
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Tactics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tactical Principles and Decisions Marches halts security and reconnaissance action of covering forces and the offensive Book Excerpt:

Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg July 1st 2nd and 3rd 1863

Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg  July 1st  2nd  and 3rd  1863
Author: Theodore Ditterline
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Gettysburg (Pa.), Battle of, 1863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sketch of the Battles of Gettysburg July 1st 2nd and 3rd 1863 Book Excerpt:

Gives an overview of the surrounding countryside of Gettysburg as well as personal accounts from witnesses and participants of the battle.

Gettysburg as the Battle was Fought A Complete Story with Complete Maps of the Battlefield and Itinerary of Both Armies With Illustrations and Maps

Gettysburg as the Battle was Fought  A Complete Story     with Complete Maps of the Battlefield and Itinerary of Both Armies   With Illustrations and Maps
Author: Harry W. LONG
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1927
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg as the Battle was Fought A Complete Story with Complete Maps of the Battlefield and Itinerary of Both Armies With Illustrations and Maps Book Excerpt:

Armor

Armor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1920
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mechanization, Military
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armor Book Excerpt:

The Maps of Fredericksburg

The Maps of Fredericksburg
Author: Bradley Gottfried
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 9781611213713
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maps of Fredericksburg Book Excerpt:

The Maps of Fredericksburg: An Atlas of the Fredericksburg Campaign, Including all Cavalry Operations, September 18, 1862 - January 22, 1863 continues Bradley M. Gottfried's efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War's Eastern Theater. This is his sixth book in the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.After Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was forced out of Maryland in September 1862, President Abraham Lincoln grew frustrated by Maj. Gen. George McClellan's failure to vigorously purse the Rebels and replaced him with Ambrose Burnside. The opening stages of what would come to be the Fredericksburg Campaign began in early October when the armies moved south. After several skirmishes, it became clear Burnside would force a crossing at Fredericksburg and drive south. Delays in doing so provided General Lee with time to get his troops into position behind the city.The initial fighting occurred on December 11 when a single Mississippi Confederate brigade gallantly delayed the Union bridge-building efforts. Once across, Burnside's army prepared for action. The main battle took place on December 13, a two-pronged attack against Marye's Heights on the Union right and Prospect Hill at the opposite end of the line. Neither was successful. Burnside contemplated another attempt to flank Lee, but the January weather conspired against him and he was removed from command.Unlike other treatments of this epic fight, The Maps of Fredericksburg plows new ground by breaking down the entire campaign into twenty-two map sets or "action sections," enriched with 122 detailed full-page color maps. 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 ten--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 make the Fredericksburg story come alive.This presentation allows readers to easily and quickly fine a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign, from the march south to Fredericksburg to the Mud March in early 1863. Serious students of the battle will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes and complete order of battle. Everyone will want to take the book along on trips to the battlefield. A final bonus is that the maps in this work unlock every other book or article written on this fascinating campaign.Perfect for the easy chair or for stomping the hallowed ground of Fredericksburg, The Maps of Fredericksburg is a seminal work that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the battle.