CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS: A TOURING GUIDE
By David J. Eicher
Foreword by James M. McPherson
Revised ed., 228 pp., paper, Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, 2005, ISBN 1–58979–181–9
Civil War Battlefields fills a long-standing gap in the literature of American history by delivering a detailed, accurate, and modern guide to touring these national historic treasures. Author David J. Eicher meticulously researched the field, mapped the battlefields, and created an up-to-date narrative explaining what tourists to the twelve major Civil War battle areas can see. The result describes 1,353 historic houses, farms, bridges, fields, monuments, cemeteries, and museums covering 22 campaigns and approximately 40 separate battles. Forty-one peerless maps depict features of interest in each field, split between national park areas, state park areas, and private land holdings. More than 100 photographs illustrate features of interest on each battleground.