Visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, showcased by 160 beautiful historic postcards, memorializing important and noteworthy scenes as though browsing a family picture album. The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, with over 51,000 American casualties make this battle the single-most costly conflict fought within the United States. This book, however, is as much about the visitors to Gettysburg as it is about the soldiers and the battle struggles. See battlefields, monuments, statues, soldiers, town citizens, and beautiful landscape scenes and relive history via quotes from the writing that grace some of the greetings. Those who have been to the battlefield will recognize familiar places. For others, who have never spent time in this busy, yet tranquil, place, it will be like receiving postcards from a friend saying "wish you were here" or "Greetings from Gettysburg."
David R. Craig serves as the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning, which oversees the Maryland Historic Trust and historic preservation. Mary L. Martin, Ltd. is a the largest postcard operation in the world, based Perryville, Maryland.