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Battle of Gettysburg

Reprinted in 2013 by the Adams County Historical Society, this booklet was originally published as Nellie Auginbaugh's personal account of the Battle of Gettysburg. This is the first booklet in the Adams County Historical Society's Civilian Accounts Series.

Author: Nellie E. Auginbaugh (Edited by Timothy H. Smith and Andrew I. Dalton)

Publisher: Adams County Historical Society

Publication Date: 2013

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Mary Warren's account of the Battle of Gettysburg, written in her own words. This is number two in the Adams County Historical Society's Civilian Accounts Series.

Author: Mary Warren Fastnacht (edited by Timothy H. Smith and Andrew I. Dalton)

Publisher: Adams County Historical Society

Publish Date: 2013

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After many years as a battlefield guide and researcher at the Adams County Historical Society, Tim Smith has compiled a concise history of the building featured throughout the novel "Killer Angels" and movie "Gettysburg." At one time owned by Thaddeus Stevens and known more popularly as the Thompson house, this was a significant feature on the first day's battlefield. The book is a history of the house and land, the severe fighting that occurred around the house, Mary Thompson, her family and descendants, and the controversy surrounding the actual site of General Robert E. Lee's headquarters.

Author: Timothy H. Smith

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publication Date: 1996

ISBN: 9780939631858

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Published by the Adams County Historical Society, this little book has a lot of helpful information about the Battle of Gettysburg.

Publisher: Adams County Historical Society

Publish Date: 2006

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Like its predecessor, this tour of historic sites on the Gettysburg battlefield and surrounding area offers both a glimpse into the past as well as modern views of each photographic site and includes more previously unpublished views of the field.

Author: William A. Frassanito

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 1997

ISBN: 9781577470182

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This tour of historic sites on the Gettysburg battlefield and surrounding area offers both a glimpse into the past as well as modern views of each photographic site. Includes previously unpublished views of the field.

Author: William A. Frassanito

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 1996

ISBN: 9781577470038

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A look at farms which were involved in the Battle of Gettysburg. This work contains 90 images, many of which appear in print for the first time. The bulk of the images illustrated are from the collections of the Adams County Historical Society. The book is 56 pages. This work is signed by the author.

Author: Smith, Timothy H.

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 2007

ISBN: 978-1-57747-125-7

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In November of 2000, the first publication on the cemetery's history became available for purchase. Beyond the Gatehouse: Gettysburg's Evergreen Cemetery contains summaries of the lives of many of the notable people buried in Evergreen and an overview of the history of the cemetery. The book includes a map of the cemetery so visitors may easily find the gravesites of the chosen subjects. The soft cover guide was written by Brian Kennell, the eighth superintendent of Evergreen Cemetery who has lived at the cemetery gatehouse since 1976.

Author: Brian A. Kennell

Publisher: Evergreen Cemetery Association

Publish Date: 2000

ISBN: 9780966477207

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This book contains selected images from the William Tipton photographic collection of the Adams County Historical Society. Many of these views are available nowhere else. Views of the battlefield, the construction of monuments, panoramas, and returning veterans are featured in the more than 100 photos included in this book.

Author: Timothy H. Smith

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 2005

ISBN: 9781577471165

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When she was just 16, Amelia Harmon witnessed the bloody opening stages of the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 1, 1863, Amelia's home occupied a no-man's land between Union and Confederate lines. As she watched and listened, skirmishers fought over the house and property. During the second of two Confederate attacks, soldiers burned the Harmon house and barn. In an effort to recover from the destruction of his land, the elusive Emanuel Harmon introduced to the public a "medicinal" spring located on the property. The Katalysine Spring became famous, and in 1869 a hotel was built near the site to accommodate the spring's many visitors. The farm was later the site of the Gettysburg Country Club, frequented by Dwight D. Eisenhower. This book examines for the first time the fascinating events that took place on the fields of the Harmon farm before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.

Author: Andrew I. Dalton

Publish Date: 2013

ISBN: 9780983721345

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A unique example of photographic detective work in which the famous battle is re-created almost as if it were a contemporary news event. The reader is transported to the battlefield by the photographs and through the analysis of the photographs to the battle itself. We watch it unfold, action by action. In meticulous close-up fashion, with documentary force, we see the terrible encounters of men at war.

Author: William A. Frassanito

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 1996

ISBN: 9780939631971

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John L. Burns is one of the most famous civilian warriors in American history. On July 1, 1863, he left the shelter of his Gettysburg home and joined in the fighting west of town. Wounded and captured, he survived the battle to become a national celebrity. In the months that followed, he was visited by reporters and photographers; he received the personal thanks of Abraham Lincoln, and Congress passed a special act granting him a pension. As his tale spread across the land, some of its details became distorted, and today much of what happened is shrouded in myth and legend. In this, the first full-length biography published on Burns, Smith has attempted to sort fact from fiction and tell the true story of "The Hero of Gettysburg."

Author: Timothy H. Smith

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 2000

ISBN: 9781577470601

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A detailed history of one of the Civil War's most fascinating and mysterious places written by two licensed battlefield guides. Rare period photographs and a guided tour section enhance this enlightening and entertaining book.

Author: Garry E. Adelman & Timothy H. Smith

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 1997

ISBN: 9781577470175

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The long-awaited companion to Gettysburg: A Journey in Time. In the 20 years since Journey, Frassanito has uncovered many more never-before published photos of people and places significant to Gettysburg's early history as well as new information on commonly known photos, presented in a clear format.

Author: Frassanito, William A.

Publisher: Thomas Publications

Publish Date: 1995

ISBN: 9781577470328

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