U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles

The U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles


These guides combine eyewitness accounts with explicit details about advances and retreats, leadership strategies, obstacles, achievements, and blunders to bring the exploits to life. They provide directions to key points of interest on the battlefield and maps that illustrate the action and show details of troop positions, roads, rivers, elevations, and tree lines as they were 150 years ago. Used in the field, these guides will help recreate the battle's setting and proportions, giving the reader a sense of the physical and psychological obstacles each soldier faced.

“These guides bridge the gap between sound military history and battlefield touring literature. They can be enjoyed without ever leaving the easy chair or they can become indispensable companions on tramps over the scenes of the greatest engagements of the Civil War.”—William C. Davis

“These are the most thorough, detailed, and accurate books of their kind. Indeed, they are unique. I have used them to lead guided tours of several battlefields, with great success.”—James. M. McPherson

“I most highly recommend this important and valuable series of guidebooks.”—Herman Hattaway

For more information about the series, please contact: Joyce Harrison, Editor in Chief, University Press of Kansas: joyce@ku.edu.


U.S. Army War College Guides to Civil War Battles - Series

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Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

Charles R. Bowery, Jr. and Ethan S. Rafuse

June 2014
536 pages

Guide to the Vicksburg Campaign

Edited by Leonard Fullenkamp, Stephen Bowman, and Jay Luvaas

December 1998
496 pages

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