Gettysburg: Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill, by Harry Pfanz
book by Harry Pfanz details the battle for Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg. Many visitors neglect to visit
Culp's Hill at Gettysburg despite the fact that the most prolonged fighting at Gettysburg took place on the wooded slopes
of Culp's Hill. Again, his writing style is easy to follow and he hooks the reader into the flow of events during those
fateful July days of 1863. The reader is made to feel as though he is in the mind of the writer as he wrote the book. Advice
when reading this book....Read...and read again.
One Continuos Fight:
Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4th-14th, 1863. by Eric J. Wittenberg,
David Petruzzi, and Michael F. Nugent.
It had seemed that no new
books could be written about the Gettysburg battle, until the writers of this book provided readers a fresh area to become
familar with. The books is well written and easy to follow. The reader is immediately amazed at how much fighting
continued to occur between the two armies after July 3rd, especially concerning the climactic, midnight battle that took place
in the middle of a severe lightning storm at a place called Monterey Pass. The book also gives those who like to visit historical
sites a whole list of new places to visit.
Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart's controversial ride to Gettysburg. By Eric J. Wittenberg
and J. David Petruzzi.
Again a new area to focus on other than the three days
of July 1-3, 1863 on the fields of Gettysburg. The book flows well and is easy to follow. Small
Pennsylvania towns thought insignificant by many, will seem much more famous to the reader after reading this book.
Some highlights are battles at Hanover, Carlisle, and Hunterstown, PA.
A Journey in Time by William A. Frassonito.
This book is one of two written by the author focusing on early photography at Gettysburg that is related to the
battle. The author clearly uses his military experience in intelligence work to analyze the terrain and geographical features
at Gettysburg to identify famous photographs whose exact locations were unknown.
Early photography at Gettysburg by William A. Frassanito.
This book expands on Gettysburg: A Journey in Time and opens up the topic of the importance of early Gettysburg photographs
in understanding the battle, battlefield restoration, and correct placement of military units. The book also covers
the history of the early maps of the Gettysburg battlefield. In addition, there is an abundance of miscellaneous
details about the battle that is not included in other books, including first hand accounts of those who fought there as well
as the condition of the battlefield just after the battle. The reader benefits from William Frassanito's expertise both
in the battle of Gettysburg but also in his ability to analyze topography.
Morning at Willoughby Run: July
1, 1863. By Richard S. Schue.
This book is truly "a morning"
at Willoughby Run for it does not cover the afternoon fighting of July 1st at Willoughby Run, only the morning fight there.
The book is excellent for anyone wishing to become more proficient in what happened in the early morning hours of July 1st
at Herr's Ridge and Mcpherson's Ridge. Perhaps most intriguing about this book is the epilogue that is filled with interesting
stories and information about people and events related to the morning of July 1st at Gettysburg.
The Wheatfield at Gettysburg: A walking tour.
By Jay Jorgensen.
The Wheatfield at Gettysburg is one of the most infamous places to visit
due to the intense and chaotic fighting that took place there late in the day on July 2nd, 1863. A visitor can easily become
very confused when following the many monuments in the Wheatfield and when trying to piece together a chronological order
of events there. However Jay Jorgensen breaks up the fighting in the Wheatfield into three stages that makes the activity
there understandable and a visit there more fulfilling and less confusing. If anyone is interested in this part of the field,
than this book is a must and a good companion book to Harry Pfanz's book Gettysburg: Day Two.
Brigades at Gettysburg. By Bradley M. Gottfried.
An excellent reference book. This book is unique in that it does not present the events of the battle
in chronological order, but rather the history of each brigade (and regiment in each brigade) is summarized. An excellent
quick reference book to aid learning more about what each unit did in the battle of Gettysburg.
Firestorm at Gettysburg.
An excellent and fascinating book on a different aspect of the battle, namely the experience of the
citizens of Gettysburg during those three fateful days of July, 1863. The book is filled with nice photos and first hand accounts
of the townspeople who wrote of their experiences. The book also presents accounts from soldiers of both sides. The
book also includes many side stories about interesting individuals otherwise not widely known about who played a role in the
battle of Gettysburg.