All Blogs / Academics / History / US History / New


Trolled Once Again by Edward Sebesta

I hesitate responding to posts by Edward Sebesta that are about me, but in some corners he is still taken seriously. This past week brings two posts in which I […]

Stone Wall Progress: Ziegler’s Grove (North Cemetery Ridge)

Before the snow hit Gettysburg, we stopped by North Cemetery Ridge (Ziegler’s Grove) to provide[...] The post Stone Wall Progress: Ziegler’s Grove (North Cemetery Ridge) appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“The rifle company divided and executed their plan”

Here’s a description of one of the Pennsylvania riflemen’s first actions in the Revolutionary War, as described in a letter written from Cambridge on 31 July 1775. Indeed, there’s reason to believe this letter was written from the commander-in-chief’s...Show More Summary

Gettysburg Photo Extravaganza with Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman

For more from LBG Garry Adelman, follow him on his Facebook page. Related books: Gettysburg[...] The post Gettysburg Photo Extravaganza with Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“Remarkably stout and hardy men”

On Thursday, as I announced earlier, I’ll speak at Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site about “Washington’s Riflemen: Heroes or Headaches?”Here are extracts from two journals in the summer of 1775 showing both sides of those Continental soldiers from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.First, Dr. Show More Summary

Snow Closes Some Battlefield Avenues

Winds gusts were measured up to 30 MPH this afternoon. The snow was blowing against[...] The post Snow Closes Some Battlefield Avenues appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

A Conversation About the Confederate Battle Flag

This video is worth watching in its entirety. It features a young African American female rap artist, who goes by the name Genesis B. She is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, […]

Virginia’s Kernstown Battlefield to grow by 37 acres on anniversary of battle

The Kernstown Battlefield, located just south of Winchester, Va., will receive a gift of 37.4 acres from the Civil War Trust on March 23, the anniversary of the First Kernstown Battle. The battle is remembered as the only one that Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson lost during his famous 1862 Valley Campaign. The newest addition to […]

Asa Copeland’s Revolution

Yesterday I introduced Asa Copeland as a “young lad” apprenticed to the Boston carpenter Amos Thayer. He opened his master’s door to a redcoat the night before the Boston Massacre and heard that soldier offer a warning to Thayer to keep safe off the streets for the next couple of days.I wondered what happened to Asa Copeland in subsequent years. Show More Summary

A Good Week For Reconstruction Resources

This week has brought some wonderful new resources on Reconstruction. First, check out this panel discussion from last month at the New York Historical Society that included Harold Holzer, Edna […]

Redding Lane: 1930s Pipes Removed from Boundary Fence

The National Park Service recently removed piping from an older era along the park’s western[...] The post Redding Lane: 1930s Pipes Removed from Boundary Fence appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Pvt. Malone at the Thayers

On the evening of Sunday, 4 Mar 1770, a private soldier in the 29th Regiment of Foot knocked on the door of Amos Thayer.Thayer was twenty-four years old, 5'7", a native of Braintree. He was a carpenter, as stated in town records from...Show More Summary

When Teaching Slavery Goes Wrong

This morning I came across a wonderful series of tweets from historian Kidada Williams, who was responding to recent controversies involving k-12 teachers and lesson plans about slavery that go […]

Wall Rehab with NPS Volunteer Bob Resig

Bob Resig has volunteered at Gettysburg National Military Park for fifteen years. Today he’s rebuilding[...] The post Wall Rehab with NPS Volunteer Bob Resig appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

A Map of the Massacre to Explore

I mentioned this in a comment a few days back, but thought it deserved more space.The Boston Public Library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts department has just made a digitized image of its overhead view of the Boston Massacre, credited to Paul Revere, available to everyone here.The Town House (now called the Old State House) is at the upper center. Show More Summary

Borough Will Re-Route Trail

We stopped by the Biser Fitness Trail at the Gettysburg Area Recreation Authority’s Rec Park[...] The post Borough Will Re-Route Trail appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Deciphering the rhetoric (and more) of the dead

In the course of dreaming, have you ever had an experience in which you attempt to vocalize something and are unable to make the sounds your brain intends? In dreaming, there’s that weird divide between our subconscious and conscious that, I guess in some shallow stage of sleep, we sometimes attempt to broach. While most of […]

“Thare went 2100 on Dogster hill”

Joshua Gray (1743-1791) was born in North Yarmouth, in what is now Maine. His mother died when he was two, so he was raised in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, by his father’s sister, Hannah Mallett—supposedly because that town on Cape Cod was safer from attacks by aggrieved natives.In 1766, Joshua married a local girl, Mary Hedge (1745-1822). Show More Summary

“The Cannon’s Name is Johnny Reb”

I assume this commercial for Remco’s Civil War cannon is from the centennial. [Uploaded to YouTube on March 10, 2017]

East Cemetery Hill Restoration Update: Hillcrest Place Property

Drone footage taken from above the Civil War Trust’s property on East Cemetery Hill in[...] The post East Cemetery Hill Restoration Update: Hillcrest Place Property appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC