One of the largest and perhaps the most well-known battle of the American Civil War occurred in July of 1863 in the modest town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The location and beauty of the many monuments and memorials on the battlefield today, preserve the memory of the soldiers who fought and died on these hallowed grounds. Visitors are also reminded of another hero of the American Civil War that played a vital role, the horse.
Horses are unique because they are flight animals; Equines are prey not predator. Yet, from the earliest recorded histories we see these animals used as implements of war. At Gettysburg, these animals were used as mounts for
officers, staff, couriers and cavalry. Some were used by the artillery, while others the often-mundane task of pulling supply wagons and ambulances. They required sound handling skills and a great deal of attention to keep them healthy. Sources often quote the number of horses present and the number lost, but there is more to their story. These animals were prepared for battle like the armies who fought here. “The Horse at Gettysburg, prepared for the Day of Battle” is a historical narrative that includes numerous color and period photos/illustrations as well as maps that cover the Gettysburg Campaign. It is hoped that this publication honors the memory of horse and those they served.
Horse breeds and color patterns, Acquisition and maintenance of these majestic animals,
Cavalry mount requirements and the contrast between Union and Confederate armies, Artillery horse requirements, · Personal mounts, Farriers, Veterinary care, Cavalry Depots, Training methods utilized
Prelude to Gettysburg, The Battle of Gettysburg: July 1-3, 1863, Retreat, casualties, aftermath of the battle,
Utilizing the field, terrain features, chaos of battle, weather and the distinct attributes of the horse are utilized to reveal a narrative that provides a unique perspective of this battle as well as many of its monuments.
A signed bookplate of author Chris Bagley
is included with each purchase.
Lying dead in Gettysburg in 1863, a solitary Union soldier lacked any standard means of identification. Only a single clue was clutched in his fingers: an ambrotype of his three young children.
With this photograph the single clue to his identity, a publicity campaign to locate the soldier's family swept the North. Within a month, his grieving widow and children would be located in Portville, New York. The soldier, a devoted husband and father, was revealed as Sergeant Amos Humiston of the 154th New York Volunteers. Using many previously untapped sources, noted historian Mark H. Dunkelman recreates the fascinating story of 19th-century war, sentiment, and popular culture in full detail.
The Humiston story touched deep emotions in Civil War America, inspiring a wave of prose, poetry, and song. Amid the outpouring of public sympathy, a charitable drive grew to assist the bereft family. At the end of the war, the crusade was expanded to establish a home in Gettysburg for orphans of deceased soldiers, The Homestead. The first residents of the institution were Amos Humiston's widow Philinda and her three children: Franklin, Alice, and Frederick. In this extensive account, a full portrait emerges of Amos Humiston, the husband and father destined to be remembered for his death tableau, and of his family, the widow and orphans who struggled for the rest of their lives with celebrity born of tragedy.
This paperback reprint edition is updated with a new introduction by the author, as well as a foreword by Academy Award-winning film director Errol Morris.
The much anticipated revised and expanded edition of the Gettysburg Campaign Atlas. The revised Atlas has 444 maps and is considered an absolute must when walking the battlefield at Gettysburg.
Mr Laino has poured many years of research into this masterpiece, from the march to Gettysburg, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd and the retreat and pursuit. No Civil War library should be without a copy of the Gettysburg Campaign Atlas.
The Revised and Expanded Gettysburg Campaign Atlas- 511 pages
Comes with autographed bookplate signed by author Phil Laino.
Gettysburg Publishing was founded by Kevin Drake in 2011. It was born to remember all who fought in the most famous battle in the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. We also publish historical books on US and world military conflicts.
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This is Sallie on the 11th PA monument and Bentley's hero. At the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 the men of the 11th Pa and their little mascot fought hard against the Confederate Army before retreating from their position. They discovered that their faithful friend was not to be found amongst them after relocating away from the heavy fighting . Days later, after the Confederate retreat, she was found laying amongst the fallen soldiers from the first day’s conflict, just barely alive herself she faithfully stayed behind and never left her comrades, even as the Confederate Army passed by. Sallie was a canine hero at the battle.
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