GRIMSLEY, MARK & WOODWORTH, STEVEN E.; BREST, CHRISTOPHER L. (CARTOGRAPHY).
Title Shiloh: A Battlefield Guide.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition This Hallowed Ground: Guides to Civil War Battlefields Series.
Publisher University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2005.
080327100X / 9780803271005
Seller ID 61675X1
Peabody's Battle Line, McCuller's Field, Stuart's Defense, the Peach Orchard, and Hell's Hollow—these monuments mark some of the critical moments in the battle of Shiloh but offer the visitor only the most meager sense of what happened on the banks of the Tennessee in April 1862. This battlefield guide breathes life into Civil War history, giving readers a clear picture of the setting at the time of engagement, who was where, and when and how the battle progressed. Designed to lead the user on a one-day tour of one of the most important battlefields of the war, the guide provides precise directions to all the key locations in a manner reflecting how the battle itself unfolded. A wealth of maps, vivid descriptions, and careful but accessible analysis makes plain the sweep of events and the geography of the battlefield, enhancing the experience of Shiloh for the serious student, the casual visitor, and the armchair tourist alike. Mark Grimsley is a professor of history at Ohio State University. He is the author of And Keep Moving On: The Virginia Campaign, May-June, 1864, and the coeditor of Civilians in the Path of War, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Steven E. Woodworth is a professor of history at Texas Christian University. He is the author of Chickamauga: A Battlefield Guide and Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, both published by the University of Nebraska Press. "A straightforward, yet detailed, driving tour of much of the battlefield. Instead of sterile descriptions of tactical actions, the authors provide more features than the average battlefield guide by supplying historical analysis of major events during the battle, detailed maps and orientation directions for each tour stop, and several appendixes which provide the layman with information regarding orders of battle and nineteenth century military tactics."—Steven E. Sodergren, Journal of Military History "Includes several wonderful illustrations and helpful maps to compliment the written portions. . . . A fine example of scholarship intended for a more general audience. . . . A wonderful resource for understanding the Battle of Shiloh and for touring the park. It provides a large amount of information in a small package. This book is a necessary tool for having a successful tour of the battlefield and a wonderful resource on the battle for all audiences, including professional historians, military officers, and general readers."—On Point
(Key Words: Battle of Shiloh, Mark Grimsley, Battlefield Guides, Steven E. Woodworth, United States Civil War, Christopher L. Brest, Tennessee River, Shiloh National Military Park, Guidebooks).