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JUN 21

Book Signing with Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried

Author Brad Gottfried will be signing copies of his book, The Maps of Gettysburg, at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

The Maps of Gettysburg: More academic and photographic accounts on the battle of Gettysburg exist than for all other battles of the Civil War combined—and for good reason. The three days of maneuver, attack and counterattack consisted of scores of encounters, from corps-size actions to small unit engagements. Despite all its coverage, Gettysburg remains one of the most complex and difficult to understand battles of the war. The Maps Gettysburg: The Atlas of the Gettysburg Campaign, June 3 – July 13, 1863, by Bradley Gottfried offers a unique approach to the study of this multifaceted engagement. The Maps of Gettysburg plows new ground in the study of the campaign by breaking down the entire campaign in 146 detailed full page original maps. These cartographic creations bore down to the regimental level, offering students of the campaign a unique and fascinating approach to studying what may have been the climactic battle of the war.

About the Author: Dr. Bradley M. Gottfried holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University. He has worked in higher education for more than three decades as a faculty member and administrator, and just retired as the President of the College of Southern Maryland. He also serves as a board member of the Central Virginia Battlefield Trust. An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of ten books, including Stopping Pickett: The History of the Philadelphia Brigade (1999), Brigades of Gettysburg (2002), Kearny’s Own: The History of the First New Jersey Brigade (2005), and four previous Savas Beatie Military Atlas titles (First Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Bristoe Station/Mine Run). Brad is currently finalizing (with Theodore P. Savas) The Gettysburg Campaign Encyclopedia.

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