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On the Home Front in Rollinsford, N.H., 29-30 Apr.

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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

My Next Book Now Available for Pre-Order

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, […]

“I am not sure I needed this peice of forecast”

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

Trevor Noah on Confederate Memorial Day

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 […]

Hancock Avenue Gate Progress

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.

Talk about David Mason in Salem, 28 Apr.

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

Pennsylvania State Monument Panorama: April 2017

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.

Which #NOLA Monument Will Fall Next?

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 […]

“Here are the cannon—Our cannon are coming”

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

The Angle Panorama: April 2017

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.

Talking about Stolen Cannon in Falmouth, 25 Apr.

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

Liberty Place Monument in New Orleans Gone

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 […]

26th North Carolina Part 5: LBG Eric Lindblade

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.

American Revolution Mohawk Valley Conference, 8-11 June

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

What Can We Learn From the “Angel of Marye’s Heights”?

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 […]

Children’s Play at the Dublin Seminar in Deerfield, 24 June

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

The 16th Michigan Part 4: LBG Stuart Dempsey

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.

That North Carolinian Is Pointing at the Bryan Farm

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 […]

We Actually Have Two New American Revolution Museums

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

Harvest of Death Part 16: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith

A glass plate titled “View in Field on Right Wing Where General Reynolds Fell At[...] The post Harvest of Death Part 16: Licensed Battlefield Guides Garry Adelman and Tim Smith appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

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