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 and studying the battle.
Author Phil 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-
Spiral bound-511 pages
Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade. Jennie was the only Gettysburg civilian to be killed outright during the battle. In 21st Century wars, civilian deaths are very common, but during the Civil War, citizens were usually unscathed if they were able to stay out of harm’s way. However, on July 3 Jennie was kneading dough for biscuits at her sister’s home on Baltimore Street when she was killed instantly as a bullet passed through two wooden doors and struck her heart. That, unfortunately, is usually all visitors hear about this “Gettysburg Maid”—a mere sentence or two. Now, with this book, Jennie Wade of Gettysburg: The Complete Story of the Only Civilian Killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, a visitor seeking more of her story may now be satisfied. The author has investigated as many sources as possible to write the full saga of Jennie’s life, death and all three burials.
Jennie Wade of Gettysburg.....104 pages
Author-Cindy L. Small
Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils: Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America. This book covers the Civil War Era, Women's History, Fashion and Social and Cultural changes. The book also explains how Victorian America viewed death and dying. This concise, informative work is ideal for students of the 19th Century, Civil War enthusiasts and anyone interested in Victorian culture.
Widow's Weeds and Weeping Veils-56 pages
Gettysburg-The Nature of a Battlefield is a wonderful guide to the plants and wildlife of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Author Patricia Rich has spent many years on the Gettysburg Battlefield and has brought to life, with over 160+ pages of stunning photography the plants and animals that inhabit the battlefield today. This is a wonderful handy guide for all those who visit today's Gettysburg Battlefield or anyone that has a passion for breathtaking outdoor photography. A description of each plant and animal photographed accompany each photo.
"The Nature of a Battlefield"....................180 pages
This Comprehensive Order of Battle includes:
*The structure of the armies.
*Changes in command due to casualties.
*Commanders from regimental level and above.
*Casualties listed by number including killed, wounded and captured/missing. *Percentage of casualties of total engaged for all units.
*Short biographical sketches of commanders and key participants in the battle.
Author-Steven A. Floyd
According to the history books, the story of the Battle of Gettysburg ended when the armies departed on July 4,1863. But for the citizens of Gettysburg, their story was just beginning. Many survived three days (July 1-3, 1863) of battle that raged around and through their farms and homes and were left alone to pick up the pieces. To a casual observer, Elizabeth Thorn was no different than all of the other civilians doing their part to restore their town from the devastation of war. However, upon further investigation, she was very different. No other woman in town was a six-month pregnant mother, who simultaneously managed both a household and a cemetery, and acted as sole caretaker to two aging parents. No other woman was asked to dig nearly a hundred soldiers’ graves. Elizabeth performed all of these strenuous tasks in the heat and the stench of a battlefield of bodies left to rot in the hot summer sun. This is her story and the story of the Evergreen Cemetery, a small-town burial ground that acquired national fame...................84 pages
Authors-Kathryn Porch and Sue Boardman
COSTER AVENUE, the smallest portion of the Gettysburg National Military Park, marks the site of some of the last fighting on July 1, 1863, the First Day of the great battle. There, in what was then a brickyard, Col. Charles Coster’s Union brigade made a forlorn and futile stand against the two Confederate brigades of Gen. Harry Hays and Col. Isaac Avery. Outnumbered by more than three to one, Coster’s brigade was shattered and sent reeling in a pell-mell retreat through the streets of Gettys- burg to the safety of Cemetery Hill. The action resulted in almost 800 casualties, most of them Union soldiers. Among the killed was Sgt. Amos Humiston of the 154th New York, who became celebrated as the father of the “Children of the Battle Field.”
In the decades following the Civil War, Coster Avenue—hidden away off a Gettysburg side street—languished as one of the least-visited parts of the Gettysburg National Military Park. In 1970, Mark H. Dunkelman, an artist and historian of the 154th New York, saw the roofing company that owned the property adjacent to Coster Avenue was building an addition to its ware- house. A blank concrete wall was going up about ten feet from the monument to the regiment he studied. Inspiration struck. Dunkelman designed a mural to cover the 80-feet-long wall. He and his artistic partner Johan Bjurman painted and installed the mural in 1988, the 125th anniversary of the battle. In the years since then, as exposure took its toll on the painting, Dunkelman and Bjurman produced two newer versions of the mural, the current one rendered on glass.
In Gettysburg’s Coster Avenue: The Brickyard Fight and the Mural, Dunkelman tells the little-known story of the battle that inspired the mural and the saga of how the painting came to be and its several permutations. Published on the mural’s thirtieth anniversary, this book includes more than fifty photographs, many in color and previously unpublished, a map, and source notes to the text. Gettysburg’s Coster Avenue is the definitive account of this much admired public artwork, told by the mural’s creator in his own words.
The Medal of Honor is our country's highest military decoration for valor. Unfortunately, most of the recipients' names, lives and acts of valor, especially from the Civil War, are unknown to most Americans. The 71 men awarded the Medal of Honor and the 7 men awarded the reactivated Confederate Medal of Honor in the Gettysburg Campaign have faded into history. The author of this book, Roy E. Frampton, through extensive research and numerous photographs, brings the lives of these American heroes back from the past. May these stories serve that purpose by reminding us of a few ordinary men and their enduring acts of valor standing like Noble Pillars.
Noble Pillars 144 Pages
Follow in the footsteps of a news correspondent who came to the town of Gettysburg to visit a friend. Soon he unexpectedly becomes caught up in one of America's bloodiest battles of the Civil War. As the battle unfolds throughout the town, he records all that is happening before him. The young correspondent witnesses how the citizens of Gettysburg react to the fight that came to their small town in this work of historical fiction...
Pages 117 Paperback
Authors-Kevin Drake and Lisa Shower
Copies autographed by co-author Kevin Drake
The Complete Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign" written by award winning author, Scott Mingus,Sr. We have taken the the best stories of volume one and two and added new stories and photos to make this issue "The Complete edition" of Scott's hard work and research. Taken from primary sources, including, diaries, pension records, historical collections, official records, journals, newspapers and books, presented in chronological order. The Complete Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign will resonate with all those who have an interest in those fascinating stories, some humorous, some tragic, as seen through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians.
A great gift for those interested in the Battle of Gettysburg..........160 pages
Author-Scott L. Mingus, SR.
The story of Liberty Augusta Hollinger and the Battle of Gettysburg. With courage and strength, she dealt with the trials of occupation by the invading Confederate army. In her own front yard, she was a witness to the fears of the South's greatest general, Robert E. Lee. For three days, she lived with the horror of battle. After the armies departed, she gave herself to the task of caring for the wounded they left behind. When time came for President Lincoln to consecrate Gettysburg's hallow ground, she witnessed first hand the President's deep sorrow. The first hand accounts, some never revealed before are brilliantly brought to life by her great-grandson....Mr. David Cleutz.
Rebels in the Front Yard 102 pages
Tens of thousands of Irish-Americans fought in the Civil War, with "Sons of Erin" playing a vital role in both Union and Confederate armies. Award-winning author Scott L. Mingus, Sr., has teamed with living historian Gerard E. Mayers to present more than 150 of their most memorable personal stories. In this unique collection, readers will find tales of courage, boldness, and humor. Many have rarely been seen in print since their original publication more than a century ago. Stories have been adapted for the modern reader, with original sources cited. The anthology also includes brief biographies of leading Irish soldiers and personalities such as Patrick Cleburne, Father William Corby, James Shields, Michael Corcoran, and the incomparable Thomas Francis Meagher of the famed Irish Brigade and its battle cry, "Ireland Forever."
Table of Contents
Foreword by Damian Shiels
Suggested Further Reading
About the Authors
Authors-Scott L. Mingus, Sr. and Gerard E. Mayers
Thousands of soldiers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg for both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia settled in Texas after the Civil War. Throughout the days, weeks, and years after the battle, these soldiers captured their stories in diary entries, letters, interviews, and newspaper articles. From the first crossing of the Potomac River to the intense fighting on July 1, July 2, and ultimately at Pickett’s Charge on July 3, these Texans of the Blue and the Gray played a key role in the Gettysburg Campaign. This collection of soldiers' accounts written during and after the war provides a unique perspective from Texans in the ranks over the course of those historic days in the summer of 1863. Also included are the stories of civilians who bore witness to the tremendous battle and who settled in Texas after the Civil War. Collected for the first time in a single volume, this is essential reference for historians of the Lone Star State and Civil War researchers.Say something interesting about your business here.
Lone Star Valor-162 pages
This gripping narrative is an in-depth study of the valiant men of General John Caldwell’s Union Division during the Gettysburg Campaign. Caldwell’s Division made a desperate stand against a tough and determined Confederate force in farmer George Rose's nearly 20-acre Wheatfield. Ready for harvest, the infamous Wheatfield would change hands nearly six times in the span of two hours of fighting on July 2, becoming a trampled, bloody, no-man's land for thousands of wounded soldiers.
Smith examines the lives of the Union soldiers in the ranks—as well as leaders Cross, Kelly, Zook, Brooke, and Caldwell himself. From Colonel Edward Cross’s black bandana, to the famed Irish Brigade's charge on Stoney Hill, to a lone young man from Washington County whose grave is marked in stone nearby, James Smith’s Storming the Wheatfield goes deep into the lives the soldiers, evoking a personal connection with the troops. Smith painstakingly contacted nearly one hundred descendants of Caldwell's soldiers, producing one of the most extensively researched narratives to date.
Table of Contents
1: Caldwell’s Commanders and Brigade Histories
2: The Long March to Gettysburg
3: Saviors of the Wheatfield
4: The Bloody Aftermath of July 2
5: A Stiff Fight on July 3
6: Pursuing Lee’s Army
7: Conclusion and Epilogue
Appendix: Losses in Caldwell's Division at Gettysburg
Author-James M. Smith II
Storming the Wheatfield
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Errol Morris
Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Chapter 1: Amos
Chapter 2: A Green Hand Sails from New Bedford
Chapter 3: Roving the Pacific
Chapter 4: Philinda
Chapter 5: To the Front
Chapter 6: Camp Misery
Chapter 7: A Close Call at Chancellorsville
Chapter 8: Gettysburg
Chapter 9: Whose Father Was He?
Chapter 10: A Widow and Her Orphans
Chapter 11: Celebrity
Chapter 12: The Homestead
Chapter 13: A Tarnished Legacy
Chapter 14: The Family's Later Years
Chapter 15: Amos Humiston Remembered
Appendix: Songs Inspired by Amos Humiston
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.
Topics Covered: 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 by author Chris Bagley included with each purchase.
A collection of 100 original, rarely seen photographs of identified Union and Confederate soldiers and other participants in the Gettysburg Campaign, each accompanied by vivid accounts of their personal experiences based on letters, journals, newspaper reports, regimental histories, and other documents.
The photographs are wartime portraits of men and women presented to families, friends, and comrades in arms. These unique artifacts, once found in parlor photo albums, fireplace hearths, and bedstands, somehow survived the ravages of time and today are in the hands of private collectors. The faces of the individuals reveal the romance and horror of a generation at war.
The stories that accompany each image detail triumphant and tragic events before, during and after the three-day fight. These individuals hailed from all walks of life—rich and poor, urban and rural, native born and immigrant, with varying levels of education and perspectives on life.
Each profile is a microhistory. Together, they tell the larger story of Gettysburg in human terms.
Among those you’ll meet: James M. “Roe” Reisinger of the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry, who suffered a wound and later received the Medal of Honor for his actions at on July 1; Helim S. Thompson of the 44th New York Infantry, severely wounded and left for dead on Little Round Top; Zachariah Angel Blanton of the 18th Virginia Infantry, wounded and captured in Pickett’s Charge; and Harriett A. Dada Emens, a nurse who cared for desperately wounded and sick in the Union army’s 12th Corps Hospital.
Paperback- 384 pages-Color
A signed bookplate by author Ron Coddington included with each purchase.
We Fought At Gettysburg follows the 17th Connecticut Regiment through the Gettysburg Campaign and beyond in June and July of 1863. William H. Warren dedicated his life to compiling the accounts of his comrades in the 17th Connecticut. Many are published here for the first time. These are the words of those who lived through the trauma of combat and survived to write about it. Many of these men were wounded, taken prisoner, lost friends, and suffered themselves on this great battlefield of the war. These men tell what they experienced at Gettysburg in their own words. They describe what they saw, thought, and felt on the battlefield. Their story is told here through fascinating firsthand accounts, numerous photographs, including a photographic index of the regiment, and maps by Phil Laino.
Hardcover -448 pages
Over more than a year, John Banks crisscrossed the country, exploring battlefields, historic houses, forts, and more. He rode on the back of an ATV with his “psychotic connection” in Mississippi, went under the spell of an amateur hypnotist at a U.S. Army fort in Tennessee, admired a sunset from the grounds of the notorious Andersonville prison camp in Georgia, prayed during a tense boat ride in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, and briefly interviewed Louie the wild boar in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Join him on a road trip like no other.