"Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg"
and
"Sickles at Gettysburg"
Civil War Titles by
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide
James Hessler

About Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg

The first and only battlefield tour guide ever written for the July 3 attack and defense of Pickett’s Charge.

  • Four driving and walking tours: Confederate Battle Line, Pettigrew-Trimble’s Charge, Pickett’s Charge, and the Union Defense.
  • 30+ full color maps.
  • 125 modern color and historic photos.
  • Discussions on dozens of leadership and historical controversies: Lee’s “real” objectives, Longstreet’s performance, strengths and losses, North Carolina vs. Virginia, Hancock and Armistead, length of the cannonade, Hunt vs. Hancock, 72nd Pennsylvania, Meade's planned counter attack, etc. 
  • Biographies and rare human interest stories: Pickett, Gibbon, Garnett, Hays, John Bachelder, Keith Armistead, William Magruder, John Blinn, Ike & Monty, veteran reunions, and more!
  • Monument histories on West Confederate and Hancock Avenues including seldom visited sites such as the Bliss farm and Wright / Howe Avenues.  
  • Union and Confederate Orders of Battle with July 3 regimental commanders.
  • To use at home or on the battlefield with GPS coordinates!

Reviews for "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg"


"This extremely well-done book has convinced me that there is room for at least one more volume in the Gettysburg library...The two text authors are licensed battlefield guides and the detail provided is immense and wide-ranging. Of course, the events of the attack, the preceding artillery exchange, and the successful Union defense are thoroughly covered....virtually every question and controversy which has arisen from this assault is scrutinized...Every relevant monument, artillery stand, physical/topographical feature, and structure is discussed, complete with GPS waypoints and elevations...There are numerous revealing color photographs of the field today, in addition to several historical photographs...This book is strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in Gettysburg. Even if readers never get to the battlefield, this encyclopedic study will be well worth the price." (Civil War News, July 2015.) 


"This exhaustively detailed battlefield guide puts it in perspective through maps, photos, artifacts, and firsthand accounts. The authors have done a seriously impressive job capturing the full scope and import of the battle." (History Book Club, June 2015.) 


"Students of the battle will love this thoughtful, balanced, and fascinating exploration of Pickett's Charge. The authors leave no aspect of this famous attack untouched, and their insightful analysis and vast knowledge of the subject make this book not to be missed by anyone with an interest in Gettysburg." (D. Scott Hartwig, former Supervisory Historian for Gettysburg National Military Park, and the author of To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862.)


"It has everything a Civil War buff or visitor would want in walking in the footsteps of soldiers on both sides of that afternoon on July 3, 1863." (Jeffry D. Wert, author of Gettysburg: Day Three and General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier.)
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