The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - July 13, 1863
Bradley M. Gottfried
After multiple editions and printings in just two years, the bestselling 'The Maps of Gettysburg' is available for the first time in a full-color, hardcover edition!
Thousands of books and articles have been written about Gettysburg, but the operation remains one of the most complex and difficult to understand. Bradley Gottfried’s groundbreaking 'The Maps of Gettysburg: An Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 – July 13, 1863' is a unique and thorough study of this multifaceted campaign.
The 'Maps of Gettysburg' breaks down the entire operation into thirty map sets or “action-sections” enriched with 144 detailed, full-page color maps comprising the entire campaign. 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 twenty―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 makes the Gettysburg story come alive.
This presentation makes it easy for readers to quickly locate a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign, from the march into Pennsylvania during June to the last Confederate withdrawal of troops across the Potomac River on July 13, 1863. Serious students of the battle will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes and complete order of battle. They will also want to bring the book along on their trips to the battlefield.
Perfect for the easy chair or for stomping the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, 'The Maps of Gettysburg' is a seminal work that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the battle.
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). He is currently working with co-editor Theodore P. Savas on a Gettysburg Campaign encyclopedia.
ending the day at Paris, where Hood’s Division had begun it. To the south, McLaws’ Division halted at Piedmont Station on the Manassas Gap Railroad. The beauty of the countryside helped to temper the harshness of the marches. “I was never more struck with the grandeur of mountain scenery than on this march,” remembered Surgeon Charles Lippitt of Pickett’s Division. “No other scenery can equal it.”50 A. P. Hill’s Third Corps was also on the march. Anderson’s Division reached the vicinity of
Gettysburg, 96–98; OR 27 (2): 464; Lippitt journal. 51. Nye, Here Come the Rebels!, 186–187, 188. 52. Longacre, The Cavalry at Gettysburg, 119–121. 53. Gottfried, Roads to Gettysburg, 107–108; Longacre, The Cavalry at Gettysburg, 121–125. Jones’s brigade had been at Ashby’s Gap. 54. Gottfried, Roads to Gettysburg, 102–105. 55. Gottfried, Roads to Gettysburg, 113–114; OR 27 (3): 229. 56. Gottfried, Roads to Gettysburg, 110–112; Nye Here Come the Rebels!, 195–196. 57. Gottfried, Roads to
Division re-crossed the Shenandoah River.60 Map 1.13 (June 23–24) June 23 found all of the Federal infantry and some of the Confederates resting in their camps. After a few days of rest, Johnson’s Division marched to Hagerstown, then on toward Pennsylvania, camping within a few miles of the border. Early’s Division marched through Cavetown, Smithburg, and finally entered Pennsylvania at Waynesboro. Rodes’ Division rested near Greencastle. Jenkins’ cavalry brigade reentered Chambersburg less
extend into line of battle, then moved by the left flank to take up position along a rail fence on the south side of the road. This movement put his regiment just to the right (east) of Cutler’s 84th and 95th New York regiments.15 Flushed with victory, Davis’ men rushed after Cutler’s three retreating regiments north of the pike. The attacking force was not as powerful as many may have thought. The headlong pursuit of the Federals disordered Davis’ lines, two of his three regimental commanders
and the 3rd Michigan of Colonel Trobriand’s brigade in a heavy skirmish line in front of his left flank.2 Two other batteries had already unlimbered. After briefly unlimbering in the Peach Orchard and throwing some shots at Seminary Ridge, Capt. Judson Clark shifted his battery northeast of the orchard near the 141st Pennsylvania and 68th Pennsylvania. Captain Nelson Ames’ six-gun New York battery replaced Clark’s battery amongst the fruit trees. Colonel William Brewster’s New York “Excelsior