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

Number 61 (July 2019)



The Rookie Wolverines: The 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg
Andrew Roscoe

In Defense of Captain Samuel Johnston
Allen R. Thompson

“I Think the Decisive Battle of the War Will Be Fought in a Few Days”: Meade and Lee Maneuver between Gettysburg and the Potomac River, July 9 & 10, 1863
Thomas J. Ryan and Richard R. Schaus

Lee Versus the Landscape: A Ridge Too Far, Over Ground Too Open? What Early Commentators, Including the Comte de Paris, Said about the Topography of the Battle of Gettysburg
David G. Smith

Captain William H. Murray: Story of a Maryland Confederate Officer
Evan Phifer

Nathaniel Wilson Records His March to Gettysburg
James S. Pula

If You Want to Go: Binoculars on the BattlefieldA
Sonny Fulks

Book Notes
Christopher E. Loperfido ed. Death, Disease, and Life at War: The Civil War Letters of Surgeon James D. Benton, 111th and 98th New York Infantry Regiments, 1862–1865
Alison Handy

Robert J. Wynstra, At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion: Retribution, Plunder, and Clashing Cultures on Richard S. Ewell’s Road to Gettysburg
James S. Pula

Submissions & Book Reviews


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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