Author(s): David T. Gilbert
From the First Battle of Bull Run to Lee s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume. Explore more than thirty Civil War battlefields from Antietam to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg to Shiloh including the first five national battlefield parks preserved by veterans in the 1890s. Each battlefield features extensive photos of the key sites and monuments, as well as beautiful landscapes and historic archival photography. The essays enable the reader to understand each battlefield from a strategic perspective its topography, geography, and military value the battle s seminal moments, and its historical significance, and guide the reader on how best to tour the grounds on foot. With maps, rarely seen archival photos, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for Civil War and history buffs, as well as those who wish to walk in the literal boot steps of American history.
David T. Gilbert has written several books about Harpers Ferry and served as editor of the inaugural issue of Hallowed Ground for the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (APCWS) now merged with the Civil War Trust. Jeff Shaara is the award-winning author of fourteen bestselling novels. The Civil War Trust is the largest and most effective nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America s hallowed battlegrounds.