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Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Cemeteries, Field Hospital Sites, and other Topics of Historical Interest

J. David Petruzzi
and Steven Stanley

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-63-0
eBook: 978-1-61121-044-6
On Sale: Spring 2009

7 X 10, 70 full-color maps, 62 photos

HONORABLE MENTION (2nd Place): The Peter Seaborg Award, 2010

WINNER: Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award, for Reference, 2009

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". . . can be thoroughly enjoyed without leaving home - perhaps an unintended consequence of its excellence."
- Dimitri Rotov, Civil War Bookshelf Blogspot


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Praise for The Complete Gettysburg Guide

"At last, the one book I'd take to Gettysburg if I could only take one book. It's got everything - walking tours, driving tours, battle maps, monuments, and battlefield lore. In a way, Petruzzi and Stanley's new book is too good, pointing out all those cool rock carvings, dinosaur fossils, and other hidden battlefield stuff some of us had to spend years to find."

- The Evening Sun
Hanover, PA

"This is a tome that can be thoroughly enjoyed without leaving home - perhaps an unintended consequence of its excellence. I intend, however, to use some of these glorious, dry, cool September days to try the book out. If any guidebook deserves to be exercised, this one does."

- Dimitri Rotov,
Civil War Bookshelf Blogspot

"The Complete Gettysburg Guide has something for everyone, whether they are a serious student of the battle or visiting the battlefield for the first time. The easy-to-understand guidebook not only provides readers with a comprehensive history of the battle, but also enables visitors to see some of the unusual or often overlooked features the National Park has to offer. Further, the accompanying images and well-researched maps bring the 3-day struggle to life for the modern battlefield traveler."

- Jim Campi,
Policy and Communications Director, Civil War Preservation Trust (2009)

"Think you’ve seen everything at Gettysburg? Once you start reading The Complete Gettysburg Guide you will quickly realize how much more there is to see and do once you finish the standard battlefield tour. This comprehensive and easy to follow guide includes a concise narrative, full-color original maps, and modern and historic photos. Battle enthusiasts will, of course, enjoy reading about everything from General Lee’s movements into Pennsylvania to the myth of Jeb Stuart’s role on July 3. But the real pleasure comes from discovering all of those seldom-visited corners of the battlefield, field hospitals, grave sites, rock carvings, and even the car dealership of Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Plank. Even the most devoted Gettysburg students will admit to finding something new here."

- Jim Hessler,
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide and the author of Sickles at Gettysburg: The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg (2009)

"J. David Petruzzi and master cartographer/photographer Steve Stanley have combined forces to produce the finest single volume tour guide to the Battle of Gettysburg yet published. In addition to the battlefield itself, they have included tours of actions that occurred before the main battle, hospital sites, Evergreen Cemetery, the National Cemetery, a town tour of Gettysburg, and much more. This is a book that every student of Gettysburg, whether novice or expert, must have. It is simply a tour de force."

- Eric J. Wittenberg,
co-author of Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg (2006) and One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 (2008)

"Together, the text and maps contained in The Complete Gettysburg Guide create one of the most useful and comprehensive guides of America's largest and bloodiest battlefield available today."

- Eric A. Campbell,
Park Ranger-Historian, Gettysburg National Military Park


J. David Petruzzi

J. David Petruzzi is the author of many magazine articles on Eastern Theater cavalry operations, conducts tours of cavalry sites of the Gettysburg Campaign, and is the author of the popular “Buford’s Boys” website...

Steven Stanley

Steven Stanley lives in Gettysburg and is a graphic artist specializing in historical map design and battlefield photography. His maps, considered among the best in historical cartography... Read More...

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