Story Bibliography
The Gettysburg Campaign Bibliography
Further Reading

Alexander, Ted and W. P Conrad. When War Passed This Way. Greencastle, Pa: Lilian Besore Memorial Library, 1982.

An excellent study of the Greencastle-Mercersburg-Chambersburg area during the Civil War.

Brown, Kent Masterson. Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Includes an opening chapter that surveys the extensive foraging done by the Army of Northern Virginia while in Pennsylvania, as well as graphically describing the Confederate retreat, including eyewitness accounts from Pennsylvania civilians and Rebel soldiers

Coddington, Edwin B. The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; reprint edition, Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1968.

Of the hundreds of books written about Gettysburg, this one may well be the best. Coddington did fresh research and provided an analysis of the Confederate invasion of the state in this magisterial work.

Crist, Robert G. "Highwater 1863: The Confederate Approach to Harrisburg." Pennsylvania History 30 (1963): 158-83.

A fine general account of the military operations west of Harrisburg in June 1863.

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. Southern Revenge! Civil War History of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Shippensburg, Pa: White Mane Publishing Company, 1989.

Includes a lengthy chapter on Chambersburg during the 1863 invasion.

Jordan, David M. Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier's Life. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988.

The best biography of Winfield Scott Hancock

Jordan, Ervin L., Jr. Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

A controversial work that documents the history of black Confederate soldiers and the capture of blacks in Pennsylvania by Confederate troops during the Gettysburg Campaign.

Longacre, Edward G. The Cavalry at Gettysburg. Rutherford, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1986.

An excellent general study of mounted operations during the Gettysburg Campaign

Longacre, Edward G. General John Buford: A Military Biography. New York: Da Capo Press, Reprint edition, 2003.

A very good biography of General Buford, that discusses the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg and Buford's crucial role in it.

McClure, James. East of Gettysburg. York, PA: York Daily Record, 2003.

This work includes the story of Early's occupation of York, the fighting at Wrightsville, the cavalry engagement at Hanover, and other Confederate raids throughout the county.

Nelson, John H. Confusion and Courage: The Civil War in Fulton County, Pa. McConnellsburg: Keystone Printing, 1996.

A short but excellent account of the Confederate raids into Fulton County.

Nye, Wilbur S. Here Come the Rebels! Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965.

Nye's book, though written thirty years ago, is still the best overall, readable account of the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania.

Peterson, John S and Michael Phipps. "The Devil's to Pay" General John Buford, USA. Gettysburg: Farnsworth Military Impressions, 1995.

Excellent brief biography of General Buford, focusing on his role in the Gettysburg Campaign.

Sauers, Richard A. The Gettysburg Campaign, June 3-August 1, 1863: A Comprehensive, Selectively Annotated Bibliography. . Baltimore: Butternut and Blue, 2004..

An indispensable guide to anyone interested in the Gettysburg Campaign. Includes 6193 entries, which include books, articles, films, fictional accounts, and poetry. "The Gettysburg Bookshelf" feature includes 111 items deemed the most important books as chosen by a panel of 20 historians, who have included brief descriptions of these items.

Schildt, John W. Roads to Gettysburg. Parsons, W.V.: McClain Printing Company, 1978.

Though dated, Reverend Schildt's story of the two armies and their northward march from Fredericksburg to Gettysburg makes use of a wide variety of sources to bring the story to life.

The Gettysburg Magazine 1-31 (July 1989 to present).

This magazine, published in January and July of each year, includes footnoted articles on a wide range of topics related to the campaign and battle of Gettysburg.

Thompson, John W. Horses, Hostages, and Apple Cider: J. E. B. Stuart's 1862 Pennsylvania Raid. Mercersburg: Mercersburg Printing, 2002.

Trudeau, Noah Andre. Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Excellent one volume work on the entire Gettysburg Campaign. Plenty of maps make this well-written narrative a treasure for those who like to walk the paths of the two armies.

Web Guide

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS)

The focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, an index of names and other basic information from 5.4 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers are from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Civil War muster records

This website contains the abstracted muster records for all of Pennsylvania's Civil War regiments, including those that fought at Gettysburg.

Gettysburg 1863

Contains a wide variety of links relating to Gettysburg, the battle, campaign, local attractions, accommodations, and restaurants.

Gettysburg Discussion Group (G.D.G.)

Users can interact with others on this site in discussing all aspects of the campaign and battle of Gettysburg. Includes links and detailed information on the battle, including tables of organization of both armies.

Gettysburg National Military Park Gettysburg

Official website of the national military park at Gettysburg, with related links

Pennsylvania Civil War Trails

Official website of the Pennsylvania Civil War trail, containing links to museums, underground railroad sites, Gettysburg, and other Civil War-related sites throughout the commonwealth.

Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War

This general website, designed mainly for genealogists, includes links and lots of information about the commonwealth's role in the Civil War.

The Valley of Shadow: Two Communities in the Civil War

This website is a project which is part of the Virginia Center of Digital History at the University of Virginia. It was an excellent source for this project. It provides a variety of wonderful primary sources from Augusta County, Virginia and Franklin County, Pennsylvania from the time of John Brown's Raid through the era of Reconstruction. Examples of primary sources available include newspapers, diaries, letters, photographs, maps, census material, etc. The site includes a map for ease of navigation.

United States Civil War Center

Located at Louisiana State University, this site contains a large number of links to all facets of the Civil War, and is continually adding new links.

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