Gettysburg's Peach Orchard by James A. Hessler and Britt C. Isenberg
Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road is a richly detailed study based upon scores of primary accounts and a deep understanding of the Gettysburg terrain. Hessler and Isenberg combine the military aspects of the fighting with human interest stories in a balanced treatment of the bloody attack and defense of Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard.
About the Authors
James A. Hessler is a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park. He is an award-winning author of Sickles at Gettysburg (2009), and the co-author of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg (2015). He is also the recipient of the Bachelder Coddington Award and Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Distinguished Book Award. His media appearances include Travel Channel, NPR, PCN-TV, Civil War Radio, and Gettysburg Daily. He was a primary content designer for the Civil War Trust’s mobile Gettysburg application and has written several articles for publication. He lives with his wife and family in Gettysburg.
Britt C. Isenberg is a full-time Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park since 2014. He has been published in several Civil War periodicals through writing and photography, and is the author of The Boys Fought Like Demons (2016), a regimental history of the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry. His tours at Gettysburg have also been featured on PCN-TV. Originally from Millersburg, PA, he now resides with his wife and daughter near Gettysburg.