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The 17th Connecticut Flagpole at Barlow’s Knoll

The 17th Connecticut’s monument on Barlow’s Knoll. The flagpole in the left background is also[...] The post The 17th Connecticut Flagpole at Barlow’s Knoll appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

A Loyal Slave Standing at Attention in 1909

I’ve said before that the handful of Facebook pages devoted to pushing the myth of the black Confederate soldier has been an incredible source for primary sources from newspaper articles […]

More to See at Saratoga and Camden

Two important Revolutionary War battlefields have recently been augmented with more land, according to news reports.However, in both cases that land was already owned by an organization devoted to environmental and/or historical preservation. Show More Summary

Jefferson Davis Monument Removed in New Orleans

Over night Jefferson Davis died a second death as crews removed his monument in New Orleans [see video here]. The monument honored the president of a nation whose primary goal […]

Stars on the Tennessee State Monument

The Tennessee State Monument was erected along Confederate Avenue on Thursday, July 1, 1982. The[...] The post Stars on the Tennessee State Monument appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Bergman on Zilberstein’s A Temperate Empire

Last month James Bergman reviewed Anya Zilberstein’s A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America, published in 2016 by Oxford University Press, for the H-Net.European settlers found the climate of North America to be more extreme than what they had known at home (often while sticking to a smaller range of latitudes). Show More Summary

The Triangular Field

We last stopped by the Triangular Field to show you a controlled burn in September[...] The post The Triangular Field appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

A Springtime of Slaughter: The 48th Pennsylvania During The Overland Campaign: May 5-June 3, 1864

It's early May...and 154 years ago, the soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry were in the midst of what would prove to be their bloodiest campaign of the war. In the thirty-two days between May 3 and June 3, the regiment participated...Show More Summary

“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

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