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Blue and Gray Recycling on South Confederate Avenue

The picnic area on South Confederate Avenue (Warfield Ridge) has some new hardware.This view was[...] The post Blue and Gray Recycling on South Confederate Avenue appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“A republic…if you can keep it.”

This is the launch of a deep dive into one of the most popular and portentous anecdotes from the Constitutional Convention of 1787. I wrote about that story before, but a prodding tweet from Zara Anishanslin sent me further into the depths. Show More Summary

The Tragedy at Spangler’s Meadow with LBG Garry Adelman

The monument to the 2nd Massachussetts in Spangler’s Meadow. Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Mudge commanded[...] The post The Tragedy at Spangler’s Meadow with LBG Garry Adelman appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“Here lies ye Body of Dr Enoch Dole”

Earlier in the month I quoted a diary that mentioned the death of Dr. Enoch Dole during the final days of the siege of Boston. Dr. Dole’s widow erected a striking gravestone for him in Littleton (shown in a photo by Carol A. Purinton, here courtesy of Wikipedia). Show More Summary

“Desecration of the Battlefield of Gettysburg” with LBG Garry Adelman

“Desecration of the Battle-field of Gettysburg, on Culp’s Hill.” This photograph was taken on the[...] The post “Desecration of the Battlefield of Gettysburg” with LBG Garry Adelman appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

The Fame of the Virginia Riflemen

As I discussed at an event last week, the Continental Congress voted to raise rifle companies for the Continental Army in June 1775 even before it chose a commander-in-chief.The first plan called for two companies from Virginia, two from Maryland, and six from Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Moving Monuments: The 2nd Delaware Infantry

Some monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park have been moved or relocated from their original[...] The post Moving Monuments: The 2nd Delaware Infantry appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Bullock on Polite Politics in Boston, 29 Mar.

On Wednesday, 29 March, Steven C. Bullock will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston on “Tea Sets and Tyranny: The Politics of Politeness in Early America.” This presentation is based on his new book of the same name.Even...Show More Summary

A chance to say thank you to a park on April 1

Thousands of volunteers armed with rakes, shovels, weed whackers, loppers, paint brushes, polishing cloths and trash bags are expected to show up at the more than 130 private, county, state and national Civil War parks across the country on April 1 for the 21st Park Day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. Workers help parks […]

John Wesley Culp Photo Rediscovered with Erik Dorr

The Gettysburg Museum of History is a privately owned museum on Baltimore Street. It is[...] The post John Wesley Culp Photo Rediscovered with Erik Dorr appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Anishanslin on “A Woman in Silk” in Boston, 23 Mar.

On Thursday, 23 March, Zara Anishanslin will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society on the topic of her new book Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World. This event is part of the society’sShow More Summary

3rd United States Infantry Marker

A reader of ours named G.F. Clark emailed us from Colorado. He’s a veteran of[...] The post 3rd United States Infantry Marker appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

When Your “Friends” Include Sons of Confederate Veterans

Earlier today a lawsuit was filed in Virginia challenging the recent vote of the Charlottesville City Council to relocate the Robert E. Lee monument. I don’t necessarily have a problem […]

Colonial Comics at the Royall House, 22 Mar.

On Wednesday, 22 March, I’ll be part of a panel discussion with comics creators E. J. Barnes and Jesse Lonergan at the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford. We’ve all contributed to the two volumes of Colonial Comics: New England, whose main editor is Jason Rodriguez. Show More Summary

Explore the History of Reconstruction in Washington, D.C.

If you are a history teacher looking for a summer professional development opportunity, I encourage you to consider Ford’s Theatre’s “The Seat of War and Peace,” which runs from July […]

Rothermel’s Pickett’s Charge

Peter Frederick Rothermel was an American painter from Pennsylvania. His painting of Pickett’s Charge, titled[...] The post Rothermel’s Pickett’s Charge appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Facebook (sort of) Cracking Down on Fake History

Facebook is making good on its recent decision to flag “fake news” through a collaboration with the Associated Press and Snopes.com. You can see this at work in reference to […]

A Rifleman in New York

When we left Sgt. Henry Bedinger in mid-March 1776 yesterday, he and his company of Virginia riflemen had been ordered to march from Boston to New York.He continued his diary, preserving information about how many miles the riflemen could cover in an early spring day and about the stops along the way. Show More Summary

View from the Artesian Well

Gettysburg photographer William Tipton took advantage of many opportunities to haul his camera equipment to[...] The post View from the Artesian Well appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

But What About Those Northern Prison Camps?

Earlier this morning I tweeted an article about soldiers from Massachusetts who died at the Andersonville prison camp in Georgia. I didn’t think much of it beyond the human interest […]

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