|As The most studied and
analyzed battle of the American Civil War, hundreds of books devoted
exclusively to the Battle of Gettysburg have been written. Here's a list of some of
those books, in more or less alphabetical order. A large number of the books
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expensive), and some are priced somewhat beyond the reach of the average individual.
Note also that due to the tremendous number of books published concerning
Gettysburg, it's difficult to keep a list such as this timely and many of the books listed
here may no longer be in print. Please note that the Battle of Gettysburg
Resource Center has no affiliation with the booksellers noted herein.
10 Incredible Mistakes Made at Gettysburg : A Review of the
Battle and How the Blunders by the Generals Shaped the Outcome, Harris
- 11th Corps Artillery at Gettysburg : The Papers of
Major Thomas Ward Osborn, Thomas W. Osborn
- The 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg :
Hoosier's Courage, William Thomas Venner, 1998
- The 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers at
Gettysburg: Like Ripe Apples in a Storm, Michael Dreese, 2000
- 35 Days to Gettysburg : The Campaign Diaries of
Two American Enemies, Mark Nesbitt
- The 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry at the
Battle of Gettysburg: The Battle for the Wheatfield, Bertera
- Covers the role of the 4th Michigan during the 60 Days May
25, and July 31, 1863, the Days of the Gettysburg Campaign. Written heavily from the
primary sources in the words of the soldiers themselves. The 4th suffered heavy
casualties in the battle for the Wheatfield. The commander Col. Harrison Jeffords
was killed in action in hand to hand combat. The units loss was 55%.
This is a detailed chronicle of their service.
- 72 Days at Gettysburg : Organization of the 10th
Regiment, New York Volunteer Cavalry, George A. Rummel, III,
- Abraham's Battle : A Novel of Gettysburg, Sara
Harrell Banks 1999
- Abraham Lincoln : The Gettysburg Address &
American Constitutionalism, George Anastaplo, Laurence Berns, Eva
Brann, Glen E. Thurlow, Leo P. Alvarez
- Appointment at Gettysburg : Sargent George
W.Heilig 151st Pennsylvania Volunteers & The Civil War, John H. Walker,
Joel Radcliffef, 1989
- Armies at Gettysburg : Armies of the American
Civil War, Scott Bowden, 1988
- A Strange and Blighted Land - Gettysburg:
The Aftermath of a Battle, Gregory A. Coco, 1995
- Coco is well-known for his interest in the casualties
of the Civil War, Gettysburg in particular. Very scholarly and comprehensive, one of the
"bibles" dealing with the human cost of the battle both on the soldiers and
civilians. Fascinating work and written in an easy-to-read style.
- A Southern Star for Maryland, Lawrence M. Denton,
- Includes excerpts about Maryland units at Gettysburg and the
effects of Gettysburg on Maryland
- At Gettysburg : or What a Girl Saw and Heard at
the Battle, Tillie Pierce Alleman, William A. Frassanito, 1995
- The Attack and Defense of Little Round Top -
Gettysburg July 2, 1863, Oliver Wilcox Norton, 1913
- The author was Col. Strong Vincent's bugler and bearer
of the headquarters flag for the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army
Corps during the battle and was an eyewitness to the
fighting on Little Round Top. Official reports from many units from both sides are
included along with the author's critique as to their accuracy, and flaws. In addition, many quotes from battle participants flow through comprehensive
descriptions of the actions on July 2, (although with the same events told
and re-told from different perspectives the reading can become tedious). Writing style is a bit dated now, but very interesting is the
section at the end containing the after-battle letters of General Gouvernor K. Warren.
- The Battle of Gettysburg, Comte De
- The Battle of Gettysburg, Franklin
Aretas Haskell, 1996
- The Battle of Gettysburg, Neil
- A source book using photographs of reenactors on the
battlefield and the 125th Gettysburg Reenactment to tell the story of the Battle.
The 50 pages, dominated by the photographs give a good account of the battle.
Recommended for the basics of the battle.
- The Battle of Gettysburg, Francis
- The Battle of Gettysburg : A Comprehensive
Narrative, Jessie Young, 1996
- The Battle of Gettysburg - A Guided Tour,
Edward J. Stackpole and Wilbur S. Nye (Revised 1998)
- Rather detailed and complete tour book that follows
the Park Auto Tour route. About half the book is a condensed history of the battle. Good
reference work and nice to have along on a tour. Lots of good monument history and
- The Battle of Gettysburg (Battles of the Civil
War), James A. Corrick
- Battle of Gettysburg, Eighteen Sixty-Three, Samuel
A. Drake, 1977
- Battle of Gettysburg : From the History of the
Civil War in America, Comte De Paris, 1987
- Battle of Gettysburg - The Official History by
the Gettysburg National Military Park Commission, Compiled by George R.
- A good read that places the battlefield monuments in
context with the action of the battle. Provides a cursory history of the formation and
preservation of the Park and all the inscriptions on the tablets placed by the Commission
around the field.
- The Battle of Gettysburg (Turning Points in
American History), Vincent Coffey, 1989
- The Blue and the Gray : The Story of the Civil War
As Told by Participants : The Battle of Gettysburg to Appomattox (The Classic History of
the Civil War, Henry Steele Commager (Editor), Douglas Southall
- Casualty at Gettysburg & Andersonville :
Selections from the Civil War Diary of Private Austin A. Carr of the 82nd New York
Infantry, David G. Martin, 1998
- Cavalry at Gettysburg : A Tactical Study of
Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Pivotal Campaign, 9 June - 14 July 1863, Edward
G. Longacre, 1993
- Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg, G.J.
- Caspian Sea of Ink : The Meade-Sickles
Controversy, Richard A. Sauers
- The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical
Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Pivotal Campaign 9 June-14 July 1863,
Edward Longacre, 1986
- Cemetery Hill: The Plan Was Unchanged, Troy
- Troy Harman presents an impressive set of arguments to support
the theory that the centeral objective of Lee's tactical plans remained unchanged from the
late afternoon of July 1st through the failure of the assault on July 3 - "to render
Cemetery Hill untenable."
- The Chamberlains of Brewer, Diana
Halderman Loski, 1998
- Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (Campaigns of the
Civil War), Abner Doubleday, General Arthur Doubleday, 1994
- Civil War Artillery at Gettysburg, Philip
M. Cole, 2002
- An excellent refrence covering
everything there is to know about Artillery, the organization, the technology, the
equipment, ammunition, operations, and the men. Although the title gives the
impression that this book might be a study of the artillery in the Battle of Gettysburg,
it is, in fact, more a study of Civil War artillery in general with some discussion of the
way it was used at Gettysburg.
- Conceived in Liberty - Joshua Chamberlain,
William Oates, and the American Civil War, Mark
- This large and very detailed work centers on the
bloody conflict on Little Round Top on July 2. Biographies of the two opposing Colonels
that leads to their clash on the little rocky hill. Much scholarly work on the battle, but
the book is also worth it for the biographies alone.
- A Concise Guide to the Artillery at Gettysburg, Gregory
- Confederate Generals at Gettysburg - A Field Guide
: Who Was Who & What Did They Do, Harris Mullen, 1995
- Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg,
David G. Martin
- Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg,
Charles P. Hamblen (Editor), et al, 1993
- Covered With Glory, Rod Gragg,
- This new book tells the story of the 26th North Carolinia at
- Crisis at the Crossroads,
Warren W. Hassler, Jr., 1970
- Not nearly as comprehensive as Pfanz or Shue, but lots
of detail that makes it easy to follow the fight of the first day. Good maps and many
photographs, with charts of the casualties at each area of the field.
- Cushing of Gettysburg - The Story of a
Union Artillery Commander, Kent Masterson Brown, 1993
- Biography of one of the great heroes of the battle,
Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, killed during Pickett's Charge. The section describing his wounding
and death commanding his battery on July 3 is heart-wrenching.
- Cutler's Brigade at Gettysburg, James
L. McLean, 1995
- "The Dammed Red Flags of the
Rebellion": The Confederate Battle Flag at Gettysburg, Richard
- Includes 42 full color photographs of flags captured at
- Days of Darkness - The Gettysburg
Civilians, William G. Williams, 1986
- Many accounts of the battle's effect on the town citizens.
Many emotional accounts from the eyes of those who had to bear the burden of the battle in
their town and the carnage that was left for them to clean up.
- Days of Uncertainty and Dread - The Ordeal
Endured by the Citizens of Gettysburg, Gerald R.
Bennett (Revised 1997)
- Smaller work on the effect of the battle on individual
citizens and families. Presented chronologically, there are very interesting accounts and
photographs of many of the homes in which action is described. Also at the end is a
section mapping and describing the homes of all citizens mentioned and their present
- Debris of Battle - The Wounded of
Gettysburg, Gerard A. Patterson, 1997
- Not as detailed as some books on the subject, but
gives excellent information about the Sanitary Commission, Camp Letterman, and the
logistics involved in providing and caring for the wounded and dead of both the Civil War
in general and Gettysburg in particular.
- Delaware at Gettysburg, Jeffery
- Devil's Den - A History and Guide,
Garry E. Adelman and Timothy H. Smith
- Fascinating comprehensive study of this popular area
on the battlefield. Gives geological and historical information on this ridge of boulders
that attracts thousands each year. Good battle information and many photographs, and
history of the formation of the Park itself. Read this and you'll visit Devil's Den with a
whole new perspective.
- Devil's Den, at Gettysburg : Forty-Fourth Alabama
Regiment (Confederate), It's Action, Roster, & Family Connections, Charles
- Died at Gettysburg : Illustrated Biographies of
the Union Casualties at Gettysburg, David Martin, Jeffery Kowalis,
Loree Kowalis, 1998
- Double Canister at Ten Yards : The Federal
Artillery at Gettysburg, David Shultz, 1997
- The Drummer Boy, Larry
- Each Bee Was a Bullet : Corporal Thomas Geer &
Color Sargent Judson Hicks, Co. A 111th N.Y. Vols. at the Battle of Harper's Ferry &
Gettysburg, George W. Contant, 1998
- East of Gettysburg : Custer vs Stuart,
David F. Riggs, 1997
- Exile to Dixie : The Story of Euphemia
Goldsborough, Confederate Nurse and Smuggler, Eileen F. Conklin, Euphemia
Mary Willson, 1999
- Eyewitness to Gettysburg : The Story of
Gettysburg as Told by the Leading Correspondent of His Day, Charles
Carleton Coffin, John W. Schildt, 1997
- Reprints his eyewitness account of the three day battle of
- The Faces of Gettysburg - Photographs from
the GNMP Library, Edited by JoAnna M. McDonald, 1997
- Compilation of many photos of battle participants -
many not found anywhere else. Tells where each fought and what became of him. Begins with
an explanation of the "Wall of Faces" at the Visitors Center, which the Park
rotates periodically amongst their vast collection of photos. Touching work.
- Fields of Glory : The Facts Book of the Battle
of Gettysburg, Herbert O. Brown, Dwight V. Nitz, 1991
- Field Surgeon at Gettysburg - A Memorial
Account of the 32nd Massachusetts Regiment, Clyde B.
Kernek, MD, 1993
- Interesting and captivating account of a field
hospital in operation on a personal level, with much medical information about procedures
of the era. A great read on the human aspect of battle casualties.
- Firestorm at Gettysburg : Civilian
Voices, June - November 1863, Jim Slade, John Alexander,
- The First Day at Gettysburg : Essays on
Confederate and Union Leadership, Gary W. Gallagher (Editor),
- The First Minnesota Regiment at Gettysburg, Robert
E. Haiber, 1991
- From Antietam to Gettysburg, Peter
- From Ball's Bluff to Gettysburg . . . & Beyond
: The Civil War Letters of Private Roland E. Bowen, 15th Massachusetts Infantry 1861 -
1864, Gregory A. Coco, 1994
- From Gettysburg to the Gulf and Beyond : Coping
with Revolutionary Technological Change in Land Warfare, Military Science Series
- From Gettysburg to Washington : I lived with
Heroes, Harry C. Schriver, 1975
- The Gallant Boys of Gettysburg (Morris, Gilbert,
Bonnets and Bugles Series, 6.), Gilbert Morris, 1998
- General James "Pete" Longstreet, Lee's
"Old War Horse" : scapegoat for Gettysburg, Wilbur D. Thomas
- The Generals of Gettysburg : The Leaders of
America's Greatest Battle, Larry Tagg, 1998
- A Generation on the March : The Union Army at
Gettysburg, Edmund J. Raus
- Gettysburg, Catherine Reef,
- Gettysburg, Harry W. Pfanz,
Scott Hartwig, 1994
- Gettysburg, Steven W. Sears, 1999
- Gettysburg 1863, C.
- Gettysburg 1863, Campaign Series, Osprey,
- Gettysburg 1863: Campaign of Endless Echos,
Richard Wheeler, 1999
- "A gripping and concise narrative history....An
impossible book to put down."
- A good day-by-day narrative of the events leading up to the
Battle of Gettysburg. It begins in May 1863 (after Chancellorsville), giving
background to Hooker and Lee, and ends with the Confederate retreat and slow Union pursuit
after the 3 days at Gettysburg. Wheeler writes in an easy to read style and uses
soldiers as well as civilians remembrances, which serves to give both sides'
view of the war. Recommended to anyone who is interested in the Battle of
Gettysburg, especially if they find most battle stories difficult to read and hard to
- Gettysburg Address, Bron Smith, Judy
Mitchell, Douglas M. Rife, 1997
- Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln
/ Michael McCurdy, 1995
- The Gettysburg Address (Cornerstones of Freedom),
Kenneth G. Richards
- The Gettysburg Address (Famous Illustrated
Speeches & Documents), Stuart A. Kallen, Terry Boles (Illustrator),
- Gettysburg (Landmark Series), MacKinlay
- Gettysburg : A Battlefield Atlas, Craig
- Gettysburg : A Battlefield Guide (This Hallowed
Ground, Guides to Civil War Battlefield Series), Mark Grimsley, Brooks D.
- Gettysburg (American History Through Literature), Earl
Schenck Miers (Editor), Richard A. Brown (Editor), 1996
- Gettysburg (American Landmark Series), Jason
- Gettysburg : An Alternate History, Peter
- Reconsidering the many what-if's of the battle, but dealing
with them strictly within the context of the actual events and personalities.
- Gettysburg : A Meditation on War and Values,
- Gettysburg & After, J. Watts
- Gettysburg & More from American Tales, Shepard
- Gettysburg & More from the American Time, Shepard
- Gettysburg : A Souvenir Guide, 1997
- Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg Pennsylvania ,
1863, McElfresh Maps / Earl B. McElfresh, 1989
- Gettysburg, Battlefields Across America
Series, Christopher Hughes, 1998
- Gettysburg (Battlefields Across America),
MacKinlay Kantor, 1987
- Gettysburg Battlefield Monuments Guide, 1997
- The Gettysburg Battlefield Tour Book,
Dr. Michael R. McGough (Revised 1991)
- Popular field tour booklet with highlights of the
field and short explanations of what took place at each stop. Good for beginners or
first-timers to the field.
- Gettysburg Campaign, Stephen
Patrick, Stephen A. Patrick, 1986
- The Gettysburg Campaign,
Albert A. Nofi, 1986
- Good general reading about the campaign that covers
the events leading up to, culminating in, and following the battle. Excellent maps,
photographs, and "sidebars" that are as interesting as the main text itself.
- Gettysburg Campaign & Campaigns of 1964 &
1865 in Virginia, Robert M. Stribling, 1987
- The Gettysburg Campaign - A Study in Command,
Edwin B. Coddington, 1968
- A detailed account of the campaign from early planning by Lee
in April 1863, through the withdrawal and final re-crossing of the Potomac back to
Virginia July 14. Lots of detail on the Campaign, good maps.
- Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 - August 1, 1863 : A
Comprehensive, Selectively Annotated Bibliography, Richard Allen Sauers
- Gettysburg : Civil War Memories (Insights
(Harrisburg, Pa.)), Ruth Hoover Seitz (Editor), Blair Seitz (Editor),
- Gettysburg Civil War Series, 1985
- Gettysburg Civil War Series, Harry
W. Pfanz, 1994
- Gettysburg Collection, 1999
- Gettysburg Confederate : The Army of Northern
Virginia 1 July 1863 (Order of Battle Series), James Arnold, et al,
- Gettysburg Confederate : The Army of Northern
Virginia July 2, 1863 (Order of Battle Series), James Arnold,
- Gettysburg Confederate : The Army of Northern
Virginia July 3, 1863 (Order of Battle Series), James Arnold, et al,
- Gettysburg : Crisis of Command, Harry
- Gettysburg - Culps Hill & Cemetery
Hill, Harry W. Pfanz, 1993
- By one of the great writers and scholars of the
battle, concentrating on the fights for these two pivotal areas. Very large and very
comprehensive, one of the mandatory works of any student of the battle.
- Gettysburg Day Two : A Study in Maps, John
D. Imhof, 1999
- Gettysburg Day Three, Jeffery D.
- Jeffery Wert's study of of the third day's actions at the
Battle of Gettysburg.
- Gettysburg : Eighteen Sixty-Three & Today, Charles
R. Nitchkey, 1986
- Gettysburg for Walkers Only : Four Auto -Free
Tours of the Battlefield, Jerome H. Miller, Dolores E. Miller, 1991
- Gettysburg Hour by Hour, Harry
- Gettysburg - Journey in Time,
William A. Frassanito, 1975
Early Photography at Gettysburg,
William A. Frassanito, 1995
- For the student of the photography of Gettysburg and the
battlefield, these are your mandatory works. Much research into all areas of the
battlefield and the town. Very interesting side-by-side period photographs and modern
- Gettysburg - July 1, David G. Martin (Revised 1996)
- Comprehensive and detailed account of the first day.
Of the several books concentrating on particular days of the battle, this is a must-read.
Broken down into easy-to-follow sections that seems to "put you there" amidst
the actions and movements of the troops.
- Gettysburg July 1, Albert A. Nofi,
- Gettysburg Made Plain, Abner
- Gettysburg National Military Park Pennsylvania :
An Illustrated Handbook, 1994
- The Gettysburg Nobody Knows, Harry
W. Pfanz (Editor), Gabor S. Boritt (Editor), 1997
- Controversial work that compiles the writings of well-known
authors and dispels many myths about the battle and its participants. A real eye-opener
that the reader must prepare himself in advance to take in with an open mind.
- Gettysburg Pictorial View, 1997
- Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions, Eric
- Gettysburg - Lt. Frank A. Haskell, USA and
Col. William C. Oates, CSA, Edited by Glenn
- Brings together the writings of these two well-known
participants and provides separate views of the battle. The writing styles provide
exciting descriptions, and also includes an Order of Battle and Chronology of the war.
One of the "Eyewitness to the Civil War" series.
- The Gettysburg Soldiers' Cemetery and Lincoln's
Address : Aspects and Angles, Frank L. Klement
- Gettysburg Sources, Vol. 2, James
McClean, Judy W. McClean, 1986
Gettysburg Sources, Vol. 3, James
McClean, Judy W. McClean, 1991
- Gettysburg : Stories of Men & Monuments, As
Told by Battlefield Guides, Fred Hawthorne / Association of
Battlefield Guides Staff, 1988
- Gettysburg : Stories of the Red Harvest
& the Aftermath, Elsie Singmaster
- Gettysburg : Tad Lincoln's Story, F.N.
- Gettysburg : The Battle and the Battlefield
- Gettysburg : The Complete Pictorial of
Battlefield Monuments, D. Scott Hartwig / Ann M. Hartwig, 1999
- Gettysburg : The Confederate High Tide (Civil War)
Vol 1, Champ Clark, 1985
- Gettysburg : The Final Fury, Bruce
- Gettysburg - The First Day,
Harry W. Pfanz, 2001
- The third of Harry Pfanz's excellent studies on the Battle
of Gettysburg, this one provides a detailed account of the first day's action.
- Gettysburg Then & Now, John
M. Vanderslice, 1992
- Gettysburg - Then & Now,
William A. Frassanito, 1996
Gettysburg - Then & Now Companion,
William A. Frassanito, 1997
- More side-by-side studies of early photographs and
modern views of the battlefield. Terrific guides to take with you on a tour to seek out
these areas memorialized by early photographers.
- Gettysburg : The Paintings of Mort Kunstler, James
M. McPherson, Mort Kunstler (Illustrator), 1997
- Gettysburg : The Pivotal Battle of the Civil War, R.K.
- Gettysburg : The Story Behind the Scenery, William
C. Davis, K.C. DenDooven, 1983
- Gettysburg - The Second Day,
Harry W. Pfanz, 1987
- You don't need much else to study July 2. Large,
painstakingly researched, detailed. One of the "bibles." The footnotes alone
will keep a student busy for a lifetime.
- Gettysburg, Regimental Leadership & Command,
Civil War Regiments Series #6, Mark Snell, 1998
- Gettysburg Voices : Civil War Poems, Joseph
- Gettysburg : What They Did Here, Christian
J. Heidorf, 1990
- The Gettysburg You Never Knew,
Bob Wasel and Sarah Richardson, 1996
More Gettysburg You Never Knew, Bob Wasel and
- Like monument and field trivia and out-of-the-way
places? You'll like these little books that you will find in the shops around town. Like
going on a treasure hunt. Great for visitors looking for something new to see, from rock
carvings to monument curiosities.
- Gettysburg Union : The Army of the Potomac 1 July
1863 (Order of Battle Series), James Arnold, Roberta Wiener, 1999
- Gettysburg Union : The Army of the Potomac July 2,
1863 (Order of Battle Series), James Arnold, 1999
- Gettysburg Union : The Army of the Potomac July 3,
1863 (Order of Battle Series), James Arnold, Roberta Wiener, 1999
- Gettysburg's Unknown Soldier; The Life,
Death, and Celebrity of Amos Humiston, Mark H. Dunkelman, 1999
- The true tale of an unknown soldier found dead at Gettysburg,
clutching a photograph of his children, and the wave of publicity that led to his eventual
identification and celebration throughout the North.
- Gettysburg : (Voices of the Civil War),
Time-Life Books (Editor)
- Ghosts of Gettysburg : Spirits, Appirations, and
Haunted Places of the Battlefield, Mark V. Nesbitt, 1991
- Ghosts of Gettysburg, Book IV, Mark
V. Nesbitt, 1998
- Ghosts of Gettysburg III : Spirits, Appirations,
and Haunted Places of the Battlefield, Mark V. Nesbitt, 1996
- A three volume set, each volume contains 15-20 chapters
dealing with visions and apparitions at various places in the battlefield all of which are
located in photographs and maps.
- The Gibralter Brigade on East Cemetery Hill :
Twenty-Five Minutes of Fighting, Fifty Years of Controversy, Gary
- Goodbye Boys, Goodbye : A Walking Guide to the
High Water Mark, Gettysburg, July 2-3, 1863, Joanna M. McDonald, 1999
- The Great Invasion of 1863: The Battle of
Gettysburg, or General Lee in Pennsylvania, Jacob Hoke, 1992
- Hoke was a merchant in Chambersburg at the time of the
Gettysburg Campaign. He gives a very in-depth account of the advance and retreat of
the Army of Northern Virginia from a civilian viewpoint. Hoke also gives a pretty
good description of the battle and the countryside.
- Guide to Pennsylvania Troops at Gettysburg, Richard
- Guide to the Battle of Gettysburg, Jay
Luvaas (Editor), Harold W. Nelson (Editor), 1994
- Guns at Gettysburg, Fairfax Downey
- Hands Across The Wall,
Stan Cohen (Revised 1997)
- Very nice booklet about the 50th and 75th Anniversary
Reunions of the battle. The photographs are worth a thousand words, and the logistics in
putting these reunions together was mind-boggling. The human interest stories are humorous
and very touching.
- Hard Road to Gettysburg : A Novel, Ted
- High Tide at Gettysburg, Glenn
- A detailed account of all three days and also the days
following the battle. Includes detailed accounts of several different individuals who
fought there. The Authors comments on Rhodes and Armistead of the ANV and Hancock,
Chamberlain and Buford of the AOP are very informative and encourge the reader to dig
deeper into the lives of these men. Great maps and again enough footnotes to keep you busy
for a life time.
- History of the Battle of Gettysburg, John
- History of Company K : 1st (Inft.) Pennsylvania
Reserves "The Boys Who Fought at Home", Henry W. Minnigh
- Holding the Left at Gettysburg : The 20th New York
State Militia on July 1, 1863, Seward R. Osborne, 1990
- The Hour Was One of Horror - East Cemetery
Hill at Gettysburg, John M. Archer, 1997
- Many don't know about the carnage and hand-to-hand
struggle that took place here. Due to the modern development in the area, most visitors
can't visualize the intense fighting that took place for this pivot of the Union line. The
author states that he endeavored to write the most comprehensive history of the fight for
this area, and in my opinion he's succeeded. Included are great walking and driving
directions around the area with details of the actions.
- Human Interest Stories of the Three Day's Battle
at Gettysburg, Herbert Grimm, 1995
- Hurrah for the Ould Flag! : The True Story of
Captain Andrew Cowan & the First New York Independent Battery at Gettysburg, R.L.
- I Follow the Course, Come What May : Major General
Daniel E. Sickles, U.S.A., Jeanne W. Knoop 1998
- If the South Won Gettysburg, Mark
- Speculates on the ways the results of the Civil War would have
differed if the South had been successful at Gettysburg.
- The Illustrated Gettysburg Address, Sam Fink
- The Insiders' Guide to the Civil War: The
Eastern Theater, Michael Gleason, (udated yearly)
- Contains a section about Gettysburg, nearby Civil War
attractions, sites to see, lodging, and other useful travel tips.
- Inscription at Gettysburg - Captain David
Acheson 140th PA Vols, Sara Gould Waters, 1991
- Ever seen the boulder inscription "D.A. 140
P.V." north of the Valley of Death? This is a great biography of Acheson, history of
the 140th PA, and their bloody struggle on July 2. You'll learn why his comrades took the
time for his burial and the immortal inscription.
- In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg, Lance
Herdegen, William Beaudot, 1990
- Into the Fight - Pickett's Charge at
Gettysburg, John Michael Priest, 1998
- Newer study on this aspect that takes on conventional
thinking about the charge using research into soldier's accounts. Provides some theories
for disagreement and discussion. Many maps with troop deployments and movements.
- Into the Valley of Death : The Story of the 4th
Maine Volunteer Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Pete
Dalton, Cyndi Dalton, 1995
- Jefferson Davis's Generals, Gettysburg
Civil War Institute Books, Gabor S, Boritt, 1999
- The Jennie Wade Story : A True and Complete
Account of the Only Civilian Killed During the Battle of Gettysburg, Cindy
L. Small, 1991
- John Bachelder's History of the Battle of
Gettysburg, transcribed, edited and annotated by David L. and Audrey
J. Ladd, 1997
- Compiled by the famous historian, this text offers a
complete account of the Gettysburg Campaign, from the troop movements before the battle to
the tragic events of the third day.
- Kathleen : A Yankee Girl at Gettysburg, Alice
Turner Curtis, Charles Garner (Illustrator), 1995
- Killed in Action - Eyewitness Accounts of
the Last Moments of 100 Union Soldiers Who Died at Gettysburg, Gregory A. Coco, 1992
- As the title says, these are truly fascinating
accounts of the final moments of these soldiers. The reader can't help but be touched by
each of them.
- The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara,
- Fictionalized account of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen
through the eyes of Lee, Longstreet, Buford, Chamberlain, and a few other
characters. Although based on fact, the author has taken some liberties here and
there to make the story more readable as a novel. (This the book the movie Gettysburg
was based on.)
- Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the
Gettysburg Campaign, Scott Bowden & Bill Ward, 2001
- A somewhat controversial reappraisal of the Battle of
Gettysburg which provides a fresh analysis of both the Battle and Lee's generalship.
Some say this book shatters many of the traditions that have grown out of the
- Last Full Measure : Burials in the Soldiers'
National Cemetery at Gettysburg, John W. Busey, David G. Martin, 1990
- Lee and His Men at Gettysburg, The Death of
a Nation, Clifford Dowdey, 1999
- "The author details the disastrous Confederate experience
at Gettysburg during those three crucial July days in 1863." New York Times.
- Lee and Longstreet at Gettysburg, Glenn Tucker, 1970
- Lee & Longstreet at High Tide :
Gettysburg in the Light of the Official Records, Helen D. Longstreet, 1989
- Lee vs Pickett : Two Divided by War, Richard
F. Selcer, 1998
- Lee Takes Command, Gettysburg & Pursuit to
Appomattox : (3 book set), 1999
- Lincoln At Gettysburg - The Words that
Remade America, Garry Wills, 1992
- Brilliant work about the Address that won the Pulitzer
Prize. Also includes a study of the text of the speech itself and different versions that
- Lincoln at Gettysburg : What He Intended to Say;
What He Said; What He Was Reported to Have Said; What He Wished He Had Said, William
E. Barton, 1985
- Lincoln Forum : Lincoln, Gettysburg, & the
Civil War, Harold Holzer, William D. Pederson, John Y. Simon, 1999
- Lincoln Got No Applause at Gettysburg, B.C.
- Lincoln's Legacy : The Emancipation Proclamation
and the Gettysburg Address, Paul M. Zall, Abraham Lincoln, 1994
- Location of the Monuments, Markers, & Tablets
on Gettysburg Battlefield, Kathy G. Harrison, Kathleen G. Harrison,1993
- The Long Road to Gettysburg, Jim
- Marylanders at Gettysburg,
Daniel C. Toomey, 1994
- Medal of Honor at Gettysburg, B.T.
- Michigan at Gettysburg, Luther S.
- More Ghosts of Gettysburg : Spirits, Apparitions
& Haunted Places of the Battlefield, Mark Nesbitt, 1992
- Morning At Willoughby Run - The Opening
Battle at Gettysburg, Richard S. Shue, 1998
- Officianados of the first morning won't be able to put
this book down. Very scholarly and detailed chronological accounts of the early morning
skirmishes and battle. Also includes a "Controversies" section which examines
popular theories and myths of that morning with up-to-date research and gives the likely
answers to these questions. Extremely well written.
- The Most Promising Young Man of the South : James
Johnston Pettigrew and His Men at Gettysburg (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders), Clyde
N. Wilson, 1998
- Murder at Gettysburg (Mysteries in Time/Jim
Walker), James Walker, Jim Walker, 1997
- My Enemy, My Brother : Men and Days of Gettysburg,
Joseph E. Persico
- New Jersey Troops in the Gettysburg Campaign,
- Nine Months to Gettysburg : Stannard's
Vermonters and the Repulse of Pickett's Charge, Howard Ciffin, 1997
- North with Lee & Jackson : The Lost Story of
Gettysburg, James A. Kegel, 1996
- Nothing But Glory : Pickett's Division at
Gettysburg, Kathy G. Harrison, John W. Busey, Kathleen G. Harrison, 1994
- One Soldier's Legacy : The National Homestead at
Gettysburg, Mary Ruth Collins, Cindy A. Stouffer, 1996
- On the Bloodstained Field II : 132 More Human
Interest Stories of the Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg, Gregory A.
- Other Gettysburg Addresses, Christina
Glatfelter, Judith Pyle, Andrea Theison, 1996
- Peach Orchard : Gettysburg July 2, 1863, John
- Pickett's Charge : Eyewitness Accounts, Richard
- Pickett's Charge - A Microhistory of the
Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863, George R.
- "Microhistory" is correct - it's possibly
more than you ever wanted to know about the Charge. Many eye-witness accounts and some
maps. Be prepared to be deluged with detail about this fascinating final assault.
- Pickett's Charge in History and Memory (Civil War
America), Carol Reardon
- Pickett's Charge - The Last Attack at
Gettysburg, Earl J. Hess, 2001
- "An impressive outpouring of new and old sources [that]
bear in a strong narrative . . . rich in detail . . . and personal accounts"
- A Pictorial History of the Battle of Gettysburg,
- Prelude to Gettysburg : Encounter at Hanover,
Civil War Classics, 1994
- Ready ... Aim ... Fire! Small Arms
Ammunition in the Battle of Gettysburg, Dean S. Thomas, 1981
- Recollections of a Texas Colonel at Gettysburg, Gregory
A. Coco, Robert M. Powell, 1990
- Redemption of the "Harpers Ferry
Cowards" : The Story of the 111th & 126th New York Volunteer Regiments at
Gettysburg, R.L. Murray, 1994
- Regimental Strengths and Losses at Gettysburg,
David G. Martin John W. Busey, 1994
- Remember Gettysburg!, Kevin Randle
Robert Cornett, 1988
- Roads From Gettysburg,
John W. Schildt (Revised 1998)
- Compilation of soldier and civilian accounts regarding
the care of the wounded and the withdrawal of both armies from the field. Excellent work
on the aftermath of the conflict.
- Roads to Gettysburg, John W.
- Saber and Scapegoat : J.E.B. Stuart and the
Gettysburg Controversy, Mark Nesbitt, 1994
- Season of Valor: Gettysburg, Battles of Destiny
Series #6, Al Lacy, 1996
- The Second Day at Gettysburg : Essays on
Confederate and Union Leadership, Gary W. Gallagher (Editor),
- Soldiers' National Cemetery - Gettysburg : Revised
Report of the Select Committee Relative to the Soldiers' National Cemetery, Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania, et al
- Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine - The 20th
Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign, Thomas A.
- Well-known work by this battle expert that gives a
very interesting history of the unit and a minute-by-minute account of the fight for
Little Round Top. Many pages are devoted to myths surrounding the fight, the recollections
of the participants, and the efforts to memorialize this small patch of ground on the
battlefield. Excellent reading.
- Star of Gettysburg, Joseph A.
Altsheler, Joseph Altsheler, 1990
- Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg
Campaign June-July 1863, Shelby Foote, 1994
- Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, Douglas
Lee Gibboney, 1997
- Storming Little Round Top - The 15th
Alabama and Their Fight for the High Ground, July 2, 1863, Philip Thomas Tucker, 2002
- Although the author is at times guilty of the use of
excessive adjectives and seemingly repitious descriptions, this book gives the reader a
view of the battle for Little Round Top from the point of view of the 15th Alabama.
Many readers may question the author's claim that had the 15th dislodged the
20th Maine from Little Round Top they could have changed the course of the Civil War.
- The Story of Lee's Headquarters,
Timothy H. Smith, 1995
- Licensed Battlefield Guide Smith has a very
informative little book here with the most complete history of the Widow Thompson's stone
house on Seminary Ridge ever written. Every angle of whether or not, and how much, Gen.
Lee may have used this home is explored. Valuable, too, for its extremely detailed
information on the first day's battle.
- Struggle for the Bliss Farm of Gettysburg :
"over a Wide Hot ...Crimson Plain", Elwood Christ 1995
- Stuart's Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign,
John S. Mosby, 1987
- Struggle For The Round Tops - Law's
Alabama Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg, Morris M.
Penny and J. Gary Laine, 1999
- Very scholarly and well-written work on this subject
that also discusses the controversial Gen. Evander Law and his orders that day. Sets up
and discusses the ensuing feud between Law and Longstreet that provides much fodder for
discussion to this day.
- Tactics at Gettysburg, A.T.
- These Honored Dead : The Union Casualties at
Gettysburg, John W. Busy, 1996
- The Slopes of War : A Novel of Gettysburg,
N. A. Perez, 1990
- The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond
(Military Campaigns of the Civil War), Edited
by Gary W. Gallagher, 1994
- A collection of essays by well-known scholars relating
to the third day and the aftermath of the battle. Fantastic works regarding the attack
plans of Lee/Longstreet, the parallel lives of Armistead and Garnett, and Meade's pursuit
- The Ties of the Past : The Gettysburg Diaries of
Salome Myers Stewart, 1854-1922, Salome Myers Stewart, Sarah Sites
- They Met At Gettysburg,
Edward J. Stackpole, 1956
- Some information is slightly dated now, but an
excellent minute-by-minute account of the battle. Written in a less scholarly style than
most works, it makes for very interesting reading in a type of "novel" format.
Beautiful engravings and good maps and photographs.
- Third Day at Gettysburg, Hollingswood,
- Three Days at Gettysburg, Henry J.
Hunt, William R. Jones, 1986
- Three Days, Paxton Davis,
- Three Days at Gettysburg : Essays on Confederate
and Union Leadership, Gary W. Gallagher (Editor), 1999
- Three Days at Gettysburg : Turning Point of the
Civil War, July 1863, Civil War Series, Rod Gragg, 1996
- Through Blood and Fire at Gettysburg,
General Joshua L. Chamberlain and the 20th Maine, Joshua Lawrence
- Thunder at Gettysburg,
Patricia Lee Gaugh, 1991
- To Gettysburg & Beyond : The Parallel Lives of
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain & Edward Porter Alexander, Michael
- To Gettysburg & Beyond : The Twelfth New
Jersey Volunteer Infantry, II Corps, Army of the Potomac, Edward
- To Hold This Ground : A Desperate Battle at
Gettysburg, Susan Provost Beller, 1995
- Traveller & Company : The Horses of
Gettysburg, Blake A. Magner (out of print)
- A Treasury of Civil War Tales, Webb
- A novel sized book with almost 50 anticdotes of the War,
including several tales of Gettysburg. These accounts come primarily from the
memoirs of the men who fought the War. A great companion book for the study of the
- Two Views of Gettysburg, Great Commanders
Series, Frank Haskell, Arthur Fremantle, 1996
- Two Witnesses at Gettysburg, Gary
W. Gallagher, 1994
- Union Army Uniforms at Gettysburg, Michael
- U.S. Army War College Guide to the Battle of
Gettysburg, Jay Luvaas, Harold W. Nelson (Editor), 1994
- A Vast Sea of Misery - A History and Guide
to the Union and Confederate Hospitals at Gettysburg, Gregory
A. Coco, 1988
- If you'd like a description and the location of all
known and assumed hospital locations, this is the only book you need. Provides many maps
and period/contemporary photographs.
- War Journal of Louis N. Beaudry, Fifth New York
Cavalry : The Diary of a Union Chaplain, Louis N. Beaudry, Richard E.
Beaudry (Editor), 1996
- War Stories: A Collection of 150 Little
Known Human Interest Accounts of the Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg,
Gregory A. Coco, 1992
- Great light reading fare from Coco that provides
extremely interesting personal accounts and observations during the campaign. Much are
humorous, some grim, that bring the battle down to the human level.
- Wasted Valor - The Confederate Dead at
Gettysburg, Gregory A. Coco, 1990
- Very interesting and well-researched details on the
Confederate casualties. Gives the locations of individual and mass graves on and around
the Battlefield with detailed maps. Helps the visitor to the battlefield search out these
locations and provides interesting information on interment procedures of both Armies.
- We're Going in There : A Guide to the Battles for
Little Round Top - Valley of Death - Devil's Den (The Walk in Time Series, Vol no. 3), Joanna
M. McDonald, 1999
- When the Drummer Falls,
Spencer Kope, 1997
- Witness to Gettysburg,
Richard Wheeler, 1987
- Describes the entire Gettysburg Campaign with eye-witness
accounts and writings of the participants and observers. Puts the reader there in the
midst of the action, especially the accounts by the citizens.
- Women at Gettysburg 1863, Eileen F.
- The World Will Long Remember : A Guide to the
Battle of Gettysburg, Joanna M. McDonald, Joanna M. McDonal, 1997
Biographies of Gettysburg
- Beau Ideal of a Soldier & a Gentleman : The
Life of Col. Patrick Henry O'Rorke from Ireland to Gettysburg, Brian
A. Bennett, 1996
- Gen. John Buford, Edward G.
Joshua Chamberlain - The Soldier and
the Man, Edward G. Longacre, 1999
- Joshua Chamberlain, John J.
- Joshua L. Chamberlain, Thomas A.
- Hancock at Gettysburg and Beyond, A.M.
- A study of Winfield Scott Hancock and the activities,
interactions, and conflicts that grew out of the Battle of Gettysburg
- "Happiness Is Not My Companion" The
Story of Maj. Gen. G. K. Warren, David Jordan, 2000
- The complete story of the "Hero of Little Round
Top" from his early success in the exploration of the push west, through his meteoric
rise through the command structure of the Army of the Potomac to his removal from command
by Phil Sheridan at Five Forks and his life ending attempt to reclaim his honor and good
name in 1883.
- Haskell of Gettysburg : His Life & Civil War
Papers, Frank L. Byrne / Andrew T. Weaver, 1989
- George Gordon Meade & the Battle of Gettysburg
: A Perspective on Leadership, William Shank
- Meade of Gettysburg, Freeman
- James Johnson Pettigrew & His Men at
Gettysburg, Civil War Campaigns & Commanders Series, Clyde N. Wilson,
- Lincoln the President : Springfield to
Gettysburg, James G. Randall, 1997
- Lincoln, the War President : The Gettysburg
Lectures, Gabor S. Boritt, 1992
- General James Longstreet, The
Confederacy's Most Controversiaal Soldier, Jeffery D.
- Pickett: Leader of the Charge - A
Biography of General George E. Pickett, CSA, Edward G.
- Modern, very detailed biography of this romantic
General. Much childhood, Mexican War and pre-Gettysburg information. Most interesting is
Pickett's life after the war and the "destruction of his Divison" at Gettysburg.
- General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend,
Lesley J. Gordon
- "A unique look at one of the most famous Confederate
generals, and at how his wife built and controlled his memory after his death."
- Kirkus reviews
- Life and Letters of a Soldier: the Story of G.
K. Warren, Emerson Gifford Taylor, 1932/1988
- Extensive use of Warren's mountainous documentation that he
so meticulously kept. The letters from him to his wife are worth the book..
- Toward Gettysburg : A Biography of
General John F. Reynolds, J. Nichols, 1984
- Winfield Scott Hancock : Gettysburg Hero, Civil
War Campaigns & Commanders Series, Perry Jamieson, 1995