The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863
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- Elwood Christ
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- January 2022
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- New Foreword by J. Hessler, photos, maps, 240 pp.
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This high-quality and very special facsimile reprint of the definitive and long-out-of-print study by the late Licensed Battlefield Guide Elwood Christ is the FIRST book to be released in our new series.
TITLE: "Over a Wide, Hot . . . Crimson Plain": The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863
Review: "Outstanding book by the late Gettysburg historian and Licensed Battlefield Guide Woody Christ. He describes the intense action between Union and Confederate troops at the Bliss Farm on July 2, 1863. A great and fascinating read. It is with sadness the Woody Christ died in 2013 and this was the only book he had published. He had so much more to write about and tell about the history of the battle. This book he wrote is a fine tribute to Woody and is highly recommended to anyone interested in the Battle of Gettysburg."
-- Joe Owen, noted author of Hood's Texas troops during the war.
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ELWOOD CHRIST was a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg for many years, and the study of the Bliss Farm was his passion. He died at age 60 in 2014. His contributions to Gettysburg's history and historic preservation were enormous, and included 20 years' service on the borough's Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB), chief researcher and writer for Gettysburg's Historic Building Survey, member of the project team that developed Gettysburg's Historic District Design Guide, chief researcher for the David Wills House Historic Structures Report, and much more. He was a well-known lecturer. Sadly, "Across a Wide Hot Crimson Plain: The Bliss Farm Fight at Gettysburg" first published by Butternut and Blue in 1993, was his first and only book.