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“Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom” in Hingham, 13 May

On Saturday, 13 May, the Abigail Adams Historical Society, which is the steward of the Abigail Adams Birthplace (shown here), and the Hingham Public Library will present a panel discussion on “Landmarks of Slavery and Freedom: Exploring...Show More Summary

The Redeemable Confederate

What was likely the final legal challenge to the removal of the P.G.T. Beuaregard monument in New Orleans ended today with a judge denying a temporary injunction. The three remaining […]

Gettysburg National Military Park Entrance Plaques

The Hancock Avenue Gate along the Taneytown Road. The gate was erected as the intended[...] The post Gettysburg National Military Park Entrance Plaques appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Marblehead Resistance Walking Tour, 10 May

On Wednesday, 10 May, and twice more at the end of the month, Judy Anderson of Marblehead Architecture Heritage will lead a walking tour of Marblehead focusing on the events of 1774 and 1775. At that time, Marblehead was the second-largest town in Massachusetts, third-largest in New England. Show More Summary

Green Returns to Little Round Top

An update from Houck’s Ridge, showing the green that was promised on Little Round Top[...] The post Green Returns to Little Round Top appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 05/17

A quick reminder to let you know that you can now pre-order both Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder [July 2017] in paperback and Interpreting the Civil […]

Hoock on Revolutionary War Violence in Boston, 11 May

On Thursday, 11 May, Holger Hoock will speak at the Massachusetts Historical Society on his new book, Scars of Independence: America’s Violent Birth. Here‘s the publisher’s description of this book, officially published this week:The...Show More Summary

McPherson’s Ridge Panorama: May 2017

It was an overcast Saturday morning in Gettysburg, with temperatures in the low 50s. The[...] The post McPherson’s Ridge Panorama: May 2017 appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“Trial, for the supposed Murther of Henry Sparker”

On 3 June 1768, three Royal Navy officers went on trial in Newport, Rhode Island, for stabbing a local shoemaker named Henry Sparker. That killing the previous month had reportedly caused an angry crowd to threaten to lynch the officers. Show More Summary

Painted Rock Carvings on Little Round Top

One of most-visited series on Gettysburg Daily has been Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith’s Gettysburg[...] The post Painted Rock Carvings on Little Round Top appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

William Diamond Jr. Fife & Drum Muster, 5-6 May

Tonight and tomorrow, 6 May, will be the William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps’s annual muster.On Friday at 7:00 P.M., “three of the nation’s top fife & drum corps—and some special guests” will perform on the Lexington common, site of the skirmish between the town militiamen and British soldiers on 19 Apr 1775. Show More Summary

“A supposed murder committed on the body of one Henry Sparker”

Yesterday I quoted from the 9 May 1768 Boston Chronicle about a fatal dispute in Newport, Rhode Island.That same day, Solomon Southwick of the Newport Mercury (his house shown here) ran his first report about the same event:On the Night following [another event], between 11 and 12 o’Clock, as Mr. Show More Summary

88th Pennsylvania Boulder Ready in Ziegler’s Grove

The Ziegler’s Grove monument to the 88th Pennsylvania as it appeared in February of 2012.This[...] The post 88th Pennsylvania Boulder Ready in Ziegler’s Grove appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Hemlock Comes Down in National Cemetery

An eastern hemlock tree was cut down in the Soldiers National Cemetery.The statue to John[...] The post Hemlock Comes Down in National Cemetery appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

“About midnight a fray happened at a house of bad fame”

On 3 May 1768, a man was killed in Newport, Rhode Island. This is how the 9 May Boston Chronicle reported the incident:We hear from Newport, that on Tuesday the 3d inst. about midnight a fray happened at a house of bad fame there, between...Show More Summary

A New Book From a Master History Teacher

No one has thought harder and more creatively about the craft of teaching history than James Percoco. He has been my teacher over the past fifteen years through a steady […]

1888 Bird’s-Eye View of Gettysburg

A detail from an 1888 panoramic view of Gettysburg, Pennsvylania.Little Round Top (left) and Big[...] The post 1888 Bird’s-Eye View of Gettysburg appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Trump Teaches the Civil War + Sing-A-Long

It looks like the next monument slated for removal in New Orleans is Jefferson Davis. Violence erupted over night and barricades have been placed around the structure. Stay tuned. Here […]

Joseph Plumb Martin and One Shiny Dollar

This year I seem to have focused on reactions to the Battle of Lexington and Concord instead of the actual fighting.Here’s another example, from the memoirs of Joseph Plumb Martin, who at age fourteen was living with his grandparents...Show More Summary

Flags Fly at Barlow Knoll

The flag for the United States of America and the flag for the State of[...] The post Flags Fly at Barlow Knoll appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

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