This panoramic view was taken from the observation tower on Culp’s Hill. For the larger[...] The post Culp’s Hill Panorama: April 2017 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
This weekend, 29-30 April, the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, will host a two-day living history event titled “1777 Home-Front: Life at Home During the American Revolution.” The event description says:The...Show More Summary
Earlier this week Rowman & Littlefield shared the cover for my forthcoming book, Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites. They offered a choice between two color patterns, […]
Earlier this week we followed Sarah Deming and her household out of Boston on 20 Apr 1775. British soldiers were questioning people about whether they were carrying any arms but not stopping them. The provincial forces outside town were just getting organized. Show More Summary
Confederate Memorial Day and the broader culture of Confederate remembrance is a regular and easy target for late night comedians and other commentators. The Daily Show has gone after it […]
The Hancock Avenue Gate sits along the Taneytown Road across from the Soldiers National Cemetery.This[...] The post Hancock Avenue Gate Progress appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
On Friday, 28 April, I’m headed back to Salem to talk about “Leslie’s Retreat” and The Road to Concord to the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem State University. (I’m taking the place of another speaker, so I’m not listed...Show More Summary
Today’s panorama was taken from the northwest corner of the Pennsylvania Monument. The Round Tops[...] The post Pennsylvania State Monument Panorama: April 2017 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
Despite the headlines, the Liberty Place Monument does not directly commemorate the Confederacy. Properly understood, it commemorates an event that took place during Reconstruction in New Orleans. This is an […]
Among the documents the Massachusetts Historical Society has made available in digital form is Sarah (Winslow) Deming’s letter detailing day by day her experience at the start of the Revolutionary War. From a genteel family with relatives on both sides of the political divide, Deming was inside Boston when the fighting began on April 1775. Show More Summary
A panoramic view from “The Angle.” To our left we can see the monument to[...] The post The Angle Panorama: April 2017 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
On Tuesday, 25 April, I’ll speak to the Falmouth Historical Society about The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War. My book explores how Massachusetts Patriots were furiously collecting cannon months before the war broke out in April of 1775, but of course keeping that effort as quiet as possible. Show More Summary
There were hints yesterday that the city of New Orleans would begin the process of removing four controversial monuments overnight. These rumors proved to be true. Over night workers removed […]
Licensed Battlefield Guide Eric Lindblade explains the 151st Pennsylvania’s role in the fighting on July[...] The post 26th North Carolina Part 5: LBG Eric Lindblade appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
On the weekend of 10-11 June, the Fort Plain Museum in upstate New York will host its third annual American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College. I attended last year’s event and was impressed...Show More Summary
Thanks to Wayne Motts and the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA for hosting me yesterday as part of their monthly lecture series. We had a packed house for […]
On Saturday, 24 June, the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife will take place at Historic Deerfield. This year’s theme is “Small World: Toys, Dolls, and Games in New England.”The day will feature nine talks on the culture of children’s play in New England and adjacent areas of New York and Canada in the 17th through 19th centuries. Show More Summary
Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is our host for this series on the 16th Michigan[...] The post The 16th Michigan Part 4: LBG Stuart Dempsey appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.
This morning I spent some time reflecting at the North Carolina monument along Confederate Avenue at the Gettysburg National Military Park. I was thinking specifically about the entry points for […]
The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia isn’t the only new museum focusing on that important national transition. Last month I attended one of the opening days of the other one, the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Show More Summary