Praise for The Maps of the Wilderness
"With The Maps of the Wilderness, Gottfried continues his immersive narrative of Civil War battles with his beautiful maps. He continues to deliver some of the best work in Civil War topography."
- Gettysburg Chronicle
"Atlases are invaluable tools for visual learning, and The Maps of the Wilderness uniquely enhances our appreciation and understanding of the terrible clash of arms that embroiled two great armies in early May 1864 and inaugurated the unprecedented period of sustained bloodletting later known as the Overland Campaign."
- Civil War Books and Authors
"'It is impossible to conceive a field worse adapted to the movements of a grand army,' wrote a Union officer about the Wilderness. For modern readers, though, Bradley Gottfried's, The Maps of the Wilderness makes this 'dark, close wood' immediately accessible and understandable. With clear prose and outstanding maps, this volume is a worthy successor to Gottfried's other fine work."
- Chris Mackowski, Emerging Civil War Series editor and co-author of That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy
"The Maps of the Wilderness, Bradley M. Gottfried's latest addition to the outstanding Savas Beatie Military Atlas series, is arguably his best work to date. Through exhaustive research, Gottfried effortlessly interweaves text and maps together, making sense of the Civil War's most confusing battle. Countless firsthand accounts, coupled with a detailed understanding of the battlefield's terrain, vividly bring this battlefield to life. Gottfried has an uncanny ability to cut through the fog of war to create calm from chaos, and flawlessly reconstruct the harrowing actions in the Wilderness. This work bolsters the historiography of a complex battle, and reshapes the way buffs and historians view the battle for decades to come."
- Kristopher D.White, co-author of A Season of Slaughter: The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House and Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church
"Gottfried's fine work fills a void that has long existed in map studies of this campaign. For those of us who can never get enough map detail, including all the cavalry operations, this book should satisfy that desire."
- Civil War News