Touring Gettysburg With Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler

I am hoping to have a bit of time to take Carol Reardon’s and Tom Vossler’s new Gettysburg guide out for a test run next week at the CWI. The book is right up my alley given its emphasis both on what happened during the time of the battle as well as the many postwar battles over memory. Here is a taste of that approach in a series of videos that Reardon and Vossler recently did for CSPAN. First up is the North Carolina monument.

123rd New York Infantry & Culp’s Hill

24th Michigan (Iron Brigade)

Finally, here is David Thompson’s (Civil War Monitor magazine) interview with Allen Guelzo about his new Gettysburg book. This is a book that I recently finished and highly recommend. David was kind enough to give me the opportunity to ask a couple questions of Prof. Guelzo. I suggested he ask whether beliefs in American Exceptionalism have hampered our understanding of the battle and the war as a whole and whether it is fair to measure every new Gettysburg book with Coddington’s classic work.

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5 comments… add one
  • Garry Adelman Jun 15, 2013 @ 8:29

    I’m reviewing the Gettysburg Guide for the Public Historian. Looking forward to diving in. So glad that a Licensed Guide was involved and I hope this will make it rather free of silly mistakes. We’ll see!

    • Kevin Levin Jun 15, 2013 @ 8:34

      Hey Garry, interesting assumption about Licensed Guides. 🙂

  • Garry Adelman Jun 15, 2013 @ 9:47

    Indeed, my bias shows!

    • Andy Hall Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:16

      Enjoyed your “My Gettysburg” piece in the Monitor. Thanks for that.

  • Garry Adelman Jun 16, 2013 @ 3:52

    Thanks Andy!

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