In the March 2009 issue of America’s Civil War magazine will be an article based on the Gettysburg Battlefield Rock Carvings section of the new book by me and Steve Stanley, The Complete Gettysburg Guide. Our new book features about two dozen of all the known rock carvings on the battlefield. Many folks are familiar with the most famous of these carvings, such as the inscription on a boulder atop Little Round Top indicating the rock on which Col. Strong Vincent stood when mortally wounded. However, there are many other carvings (some done by veterans of the battle) not as well known, including some that were made nearly 20 years before the battle. The magazine had chosen about a dozen of the carvings featured in our book. Maps by Steve Stanley accompany the article, and will assist the reader to find the carvings. Just like in the book, GPS coordinates for each carving are also included.
Please watch for the article – it will give you a sneak preview of that section of the new book.