View Full Version : G-burg again
08-03-2008, 09:36 PM
I'm looking for who has the absolute BEST and MOST ACCURATE maps on the battle. Seems like too many contradict each other.
08-04-2008, 05:29 PM
I would recommend the McElfresh Co. map of wartime Gettysburg ($14.95 at the visitor's center). It doesn't contain the troop positions, but it's an absolute must to see what the area looked like during the time--even right down to the types of fencing and what crops were planted at the time.
I always have a copy handy when I am reading about the battle, it is the best one to envision troop positions on.
I don't think I have ever seen any other available modern map with as much detail.
PS--That being said for Gettysburg. But for some of the Va battles the NPS series of maps for some of the overland campaign are truly fantastic. Each battle has it's (very expensive) series of dozens of large maps, each one depicting the whole field but each showing the troop movements down to regt'l level (and in some cases even companies) by the hour, one map after the other. One almost wishes you could thumb through them fast like one of those moving picture pads, and watch the action unfold. Wish they'd do a set for G'burg.
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