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26th North Carolina Part 3: LBG Eric Lindblade

Licensed Battlefield Guide Eric Lindblade showed us the ground the 26th North Carolina would have[...] The post 26th North Carolina Part 3: LBG Eric Lindblade appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“The Road to Concord” Starts in Charlestown, 11 Apr.

The Road to Concord tracks four brass cannon stolen out of two Boston armories in mid-September 1774 because those appear to have been Gen. Thomas Gage’s top targets in early 1775.But the first Massachusetts Patriots to surreptitiously remove cannon from under the redcoats’ noses were the people of Charlestown on 7 September. Show More Summary

Cannon Chewing and Plaque Painting on West Confederate Avenue

Over a dozen Confederate artillery plaques were returned to the field this past week after[...] The post Cannon Chewing and Plaque Painting on West Confederate Avenue appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Cannon Moved from Salem to Concord

In early March 1775, soon after “Leslie’s Retreat” in Salem, Gen. Thomas Gage started to receive solid information about the Massachusetts Provincial Congress’s effort to build a military force out in rural Massachusetts. An anonymous informant who sometimes wrote in French for added security sent Gage multiple messages on 8 and 9 March. Show More Summary

Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters: Open house dates announced

The Civil War Trust will open Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters on six days this year, all connected to anniversary dates or special programs. The Lee headquarters, once part of a sprawling motel complex, was purchased and restored by the Trust last year for about $6 million. The restoration of an apple orchard at […]

The 16th Michigan Part 2: LBG Stuart Dempsey

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is standing next to Vincent’s Brigade marker on Little Round[...] The post The 16th Michigan Part 2: LBG Stuart Dempsey appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/06

R. David Cox, The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Eerdman’s, 2017). Thomas W. Cutrer, Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865 (University […]

A Boy’s View of “Leslie’s Retreat”

My favorite account of “Leslie’s Retreat” appeared in the first volume of the Proceedings of the Essex Institute in 1856. It consists of notes that Charles M. Endicott took when he interviewed Samuel Gray.This wasn’t the Samuel Gray killed at the Boston Massacre, of course. Show More Summary

Top 10 Gettysburg Photo and Drawing Mysteries: #10 through #6

When Licensed Battlefield Guides Tim Smith and Garry Adelman searched for photographic locations at Gettysburg[...] The post Top 10 Gettysburg Photo and Drawing Mysteries: #10 through #6 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

When Historical Interpretation Becomes Historical Memory

This morning I fired off this short tweet thread after re-reading for the upteenth time a section of David Blight’s book Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory. […]

“A good bit of adventure, audacity, and downright Yankee ingenuity”

When I was in Williamsburg last week, George Wildrick kindly alerted me to the fact that Muzzleloader magazine had reviewed The Road to Concord in its September-October 2016 issue.So I really must share some choice extracts from Joshua...Show More Summary

Moving Monuments: The 73rd Ohio Infantry

The monument to the 73rd Ohio Infantry Regiment is located in the National Cemetery Annex.This[...] The post Moving Monuments: The 73rd Ohio Infantry appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Making the “Salem Connection,” 7 Apr.

On Friday, 7 April, I’ll speak at the Salem Athenaeum about “The Salem Connection: A Crucial Part of Massachusetts’s Secret Drive to Collect Artillery Before the Revolutionary War.” This event is part of Salem’s commemoration of “Leslie’s Retreat,” the confrontation on 26 Feb 1775 when a Patriot crowd prevented Lt. Show More Summary

Confederate Heritage Month Lite

This week Mississippi’s Governor Phil Bryant signed this year’s proclamation recognizing April as Confederate Heritage Month. The proclamation fails to say anything praiseworthy about the Confederacy or the men who […]

26th North Carolina Part 2: LBG Eric Lindblade

Licensed Battlefield Guide Eric Lindblade was born and raised in North Carolina. He began his[...] The post 26th North Carolina Part 2: LBG Eric Lindblade appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Allison on the Revolution in Boston, 5 Apr.

On Wednesday, 5 April, Robert J. Allison will speak about “Boston and the American Revolution” at the Boston Public Library as part of its Local & Family History Series.This talk will explore such questions as “Why did the Revolution...Show More Summary

‘Robert E. Lee is Back and He is Pissed Off’

The image below is being used to announce and celebrate Confederate History Month. I have to admit that this image of stern-faced Lee wielding his sword and leading his men […]

Confederate “Saints and Sinners”

This is the latest in an ongoing public conversation at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. about what to do with its stained glass windows depicting Robert E. Lee and […]

16th Michigan Part 1: LBG Stuart Dempsey

Licensed Battlefield Guide Stuart Dempsey is our host for a series on the 16th Michigan[...] The post 16th Michigan Part 1: LBG Stuart Dempsey appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Interpreting Black Confederates at Atlanta History Center

On Friday I visited the Atlanta History Center as part of the annual meeting of the National Council for History Education. I’ve gone through their Civil War exhibit before and […]

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