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Gettysburg volunteer group invites public to visit restored George Spangler farm

On Nov. 29, also known as Giving Tuesday, a younger-than-usual volunteer group will welcome the public to the George Spangler farm and field hospital at Gettysburg National Military Park that was restored in 2014. The Friends of Gettysburg sponsored the Recruits, an all-volunteer organization that is limited to those between 18 and 38 years old. […]

Corn on Steroids

Don’t let these short stalks in the foreground fool you. The corn rides high in Gettysburg National Military Park this summer. The 8th New York Cavalry Monument is next to the tree in the background – closer to camera is the marker to the 3rd Division of the Army of the Potomac’s 1st Corps. This […] The post Corn on Steroids appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

Visiting Hupp’s Battery Marker

There are some places in Gettysburg National Military Park that are hard to reach. Today we take a trek to the least-visited Confederate battery marker on the battlefield, north of the Railroad Cut along Oak/Seminary Ridge. This image taken facing southeast at approximately 7:30 PM on Wednesday August 10, 2016. Show More Summary

What is the Purpose in Reconstructing the Hancock Avenue Gate?

Welcome to the next battle of Gettysburg. What should be the appearance and purpose of this and any other National Military Park? As part of the Cyclorama parking lot deconstruction there will be a structure placed along the Taneytown Road. Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: Cursed Rocks From Gettysburg -- Anomaly Creates Fear and Curiosity -- 'Benny's' $100 Bills

Cursed Rocks From GettysburgFrom the blog of the Gettysburg National Military Park:The packages seem totally innocuous. Not very large. Slightly heavier than you might expect for their size. Addressed to Gettysburg National Military Park, but not to a specific department or person. Show More Summary

Steal a rock from Gettysburg and risk the curse

National Civil War parks usually don’t discuss theft from battlefields for fear it will encourage more of the same. However, the most recent post on the blog of the Gettysburg National Military Park has changed that by publicizing the theft of rocks because those illegal souvenirs may be cursed. The boxes of rocks have shown […]

Aliens Visit Gettysburg?

The Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park Here's an interesting post from the Gettysburg National Military Park blog:When the Martians Visited GettysburgBy John Heiser - It was very soon after the Battle of Gettysburg...Show More Summary

Confederate Flag Removed…From Gettysburg National Military Park Bookstore!

Banning the Confederate flag from state houses isn’t enough for some people. Now the flag is being removed from educational... The post Confederate Flag Removed…From Gettysburg National Military Park Bookstore! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Three-day Gettysburg seminar for $100

The Gettysburg National Military Park and Gettysburg Foundation are among the sponsors of a $100, three-day seminar on Sept. 12 to 14 titled “The Unfinished Work: Abraham Lincoln, David Wills and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.” The...Show More Summary

Ten KKK Members Rally In Gettysburg: “We Are Taking Back This Land”

“The only solution is an all-white revolution,” one of the 10 Ku Klux Klan members said during a klan protest rally held Saturday at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, according to Penn Live. One Klansman said defiantly, “We are taking back this land. Anyone stands in our way, they’re going in the ground.” [...]

Preservation campaign announcement expected at Gettysburg Tuesday

The Civil War Trust has scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference Tuesday at the Gettysburg National Military Park for what is billed as a “major preservation announcement to protect one of the most important parts of this hallowed battleground.” Read full article >>

Scrapping Gettysburg’s Virginia Memorial

Jen Murray’s new book, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2012, is full of surprises. Yesterday I shared a paragraph from Jen’s book on a plan to hide some of the battlefield monuments with shrubs and other vegetation. I think most of you will be even more […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 06/26

Congratulations to my friend, Jennifer Murray, who just published her first book, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013, (University of Tennessee Press). Jen worked for nine seasons at Gettysburg as a seasonal interpretive ranger. She knows the battlefield like the back of her hand and Jen […]

Seller cancels auction of soldier's skull found near Gettysburg

By David DeKok HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Facing wide criticism, including from the National Parks Service, an auction house has canceled plans to sell the skull of a Civil War soldier and military relics found near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Obama will not attend Gettysburg ceremony

Gettysburg National Military Park spokeswoman Katie Lawhon said Wednesday that President Obama will not be attending the Dedication Day Ceremony on Nov. 19 at the Gettysburg cemetery, as many had expected. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will represent the administration, she said. Read full article >>

Ku Klux Klan To Hold Rally At Gettysburg, Park Officials Totally Cool With It

A Ku Klux Klan group has been granted permission to rally at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, according to a Friday report from the Associated Press via New York Daily News. Park officials said the KKK group out of Rosedale, Maryland, applied for and received a special use permit to “exercise its First... Show More Summary

Climber is hurt at Gettysburg battlefield

A man in his 20s who was climbing among the rocks of the Devil’s Den at Gettysburg National Military Park on Labor Day slipped off a boulder and into a crevice, the Hanover, Pa., Evening Sun reported. He was unable to pull himself out because he had dislocated his shoulder according to a story by reporter Lillian Reed. Read full article >>

Park Service ceremony commemorates Gettysburg

3 years agoNews : The Newsroom

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered at Gettysburg National Military Park for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the fierce battle that proved to be the turning point of the American Civil War.

Gettysburg NMP Invites Trace Adkins to Sing National Anthem

Yes, I find the decision by the Gettysburg National Military Park to invite country music singer Trace Adkins to sing our National Anthem as part of the 150th anniversary commemoration of the battle to be just a little troubling.  My concern has nothing to do with the recent story about his Confederate earring and I [...]

A very cool donation to the Gettysburg National Military Park

A couple of years ago, a prominent lawyer from Cleveland named Craig Bashein hired me to lead a personal tour for him and a friend, mostly of sites associated with the retreat from Gettysburg and the Wagon Train of Wounded. We had two very good days together, and I got to know Craig a little bit as a result. Show More Summary

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