Gettysburg Magazine

Gettysburg Magazine

Edited by James S. Pula

ISSN 2372-6059

eISSN 2377-0783

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Written for both professional and amateur historians, Gettysburg Magazine has been publishing engaging and highly readable works of original scholarship concerning the battle and campaign of Gettysburg since 1989. Each issue presents peer-reviewed research into the strategies, the controversies, the participants, the witnesses, and the events leading up to and following the battle. Features include personal essays, historical and contemporary photography from the site, and maps that allow readers to more fully visualize the events of those critical three days in American history.


Table Of Contents

Issue 64 (January 2021)


“Ours Was a Desperate Position to Hold”: A New Look at the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry at Middleburg
Robert Grandchamp

The Art of Command and Intelligence: Jeb Stuart in the Gettysburg Campaign
Thomas J. Ryan

Henry Heth and His Division at Gettysburg on July 1
Darrell Collins

Disaster on the Flank: The 17th Connecticut Infantry
Andy Ward

Lincoln’s Call for the Destruction of Lee’s Army after Gettysburg: A Postmortem
Thomas J. Ryan and Richard R. Schaus

The Battle of Gettysburg
Capt. Louis G. Young

On the Path of History: A Monumental Mystery
Jeff Harding

If You Want To Go: And Things Not Seen
Sonny Fulks

Book Notes
Ronald D. Kirkwood, “Too Much for Human Endurance”: The George Spangler Farm and the Battle of Gettysburg
Cameron Sauers

Joe Owen, Lone Star Valor: Texans of the Blue & Gray at Gettysburg
James S. Pula

Leon Reed, Stories the Monuments Tell
James S. Pula

Submissions & Book Reviews

Statement of Publishing Ethics


The Gettysburg Magazine publishes articles, edited documents, human interest stories, and book reviews of interest to scholars, history buffs, and members of the general public interested in the Gettysburg Campaign, the Gettysburg Address, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and the various personalities and controversies associated with these formative events. Scholarship from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences is welcome. Manuscripts may be submitted for review by the Editorial Board via e-mail attachments to the editor. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or a compatible program. Illustrations are encouraged and should be submitted in electronic form scanned at a minimum of 300 dpi (dots-per-inch). Copyright laws require that the author receive written permission for illustrations that are not in the public domain. Electronic copies made with cell phone cameras or other devices with low resolution will not reproduce well in print. The style of submissions should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Sources should be fully identified in footnotes or endnotes using the footnote/endnote function in Word. The magazine publishes in January and July of each year, although there are no specific deadlines for submission. Accepted manuscripts are normally published in the next available issue. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to the editor at

Book Reviews

The Gettysburg Magazine is interested in book reviews of publications that deal directly with the Gettysburg Campaign, the Gettysburg Address, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and the various personalities and controversies associated with these formative events. Brief reviews of approximately two to three paragraphs are preferred with a focus on a critique of the work and, if not readily apparent from the title, the contents of the work. Reviews should be submitted in Microsoft Word or a compatible program to the book review editor, Dr. Timothy Orr at

Editorial Board

James S. Pula, Purdue University

Photo Editor
Sonny Fulks, PressProsMagazine

Phil Laino, Shoreham, New York

Book Review Editor
Timothy J. Orr, Old Dominion University

Editorial Board
Stuart R. Dempsey, Licensed Battlefield Guide GNMP
Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg College
John Heiser, Gettysburg National Military Park
Jennifer M. Murray, University of Virginia College at Wise
Benjamin K. Neely, Adams County Historical Society
Carol Reardon, Pennsylvania State University
Lauren Roedner, Adams County Historical Society
Brooks D. Simpson, Arizona State University
Eric Wittenberg, Cook, Sladoje, & Wittenberg, LPA
Steve Woodworth, Texas Christian University


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