What would be the theme of "Hallowed Ground" by James M. McPherson?  After reading the book, it seems like it is mostly about myths and the different skirmishes that took place in the Battle of...

What would be the theme of "Hallowed Ground" by James M. McPherson?

 

After reading the book, it seems like it is mostly about myths and the different skirmishes that took place in the Battle of Gettysburg. But it also sort of talks about why the soldiers came to fight this bloody battle and what its significance was to the future of the United States. Please answer if you really have read the book! Any help is appreciated.

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I agree with you -- it is not easy to determine a theme for this book because it is really more of a travel guide.  Such a book does not have the same sort of obvious theme that a more traditional work of scholarship would have.

I would argue that this book has a much more implied theme.  The theme...

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