Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 49.300 W 077° 13.734
18S E 309238 N 4410341
Quick Description: Welcome to Gettysburg, home of endless memorials, monuments and markers. It can get confusing keeping track of all the regiments, various states and the individual men who fought in the war. Fortunately, there is a book about it.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 12/12/2010 8:56:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMAAC9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
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Long Description:

I sure wish I had this book before I visited. I came here cold, not knowing what to find or expect. Everywhere I looked, there were these sentinels of stone. I am pretty sure every regiment and fighting detachment is represented here for the Union army. The book features 85 full color pictures and a complete chronicle of events of the Battle of Gettysburg.

From the Amazon site:

Searching for an ultimate victory to end the Civil War, Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia fought for three days on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On July 4, 1863, the Confederate cause was lost, and Lee’s army retreated. Union and Confederate forces suffered more than 51,000 casualties. The surrounding meadows and ridges would forever after be considered hallowed ground. This book commemorates the sacrifices made and the pastoral beauty that was witness to such violence.

In Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone, the battlefield’s panoramas are brought to life in beautiful photographs. Accompanying the photographs are stories of the soldiers who fought and citizens who witnessed this pivotal battle. These stories serve to bring special meaning to the photographs of statues, monuments, and terrain.

This photography book features new monuments added to the park in the last five years, including the Elizabeth Thorn monument and the 11th Mississippi monument, which owns the distinction of being the final monument allowed on the Gettysburg battlefield. With its eighty-five full-color photographs and chronicle of events, Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone offers the perfect keepsake for park visitors and anyone wanting a photographic record of Gettysburg’s scenery. In words and pictures, it recalls one of the most significant battles ever waged on American soil.

ISBN Number: 1578068398

Author(s): Tim Isbell

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