James M. McPherson is a professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for nonﬁction, as well as other works on the Civil War, including Ordeal by Fire and Marching Toward Freedom.
James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of
Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War
historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest
and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans.