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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

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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

Three Gettysburg memorials scheduled for washing, polishing in June

Three of the more than 1,300 memorials at Gettysburg National Military Park will be given a thorough cleaning and polishing during June, according to the National Park Service. The work will necessitate closing the upper observationShow More Summary

John Wilkes Booth Bobblehead Removed From Gettysburg Gift Shop

Gettysburg 2009 canon ©BIGDOG3c (J. Todd Poling) Bobblehead dolls of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, were pulled from the shelves of the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors’ center bookstore on Saturday. Show More Summary

Gettysburg Gift Shop Decides Against John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads

Doesn't matter if it's a silly bobblehead doll, it seems some might find it odd to buy a figurine of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg National Military Park visitors' center removed the John Wilkes Booth bobblehead from its shelves recently, after a reporter asked about them. Show More Summary

Banished John Wilkes Booth bobblehead a solid seller, maker says

A bobblehead doll of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, complete with handgun, has been taken off the shelves of the gift shop at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Gettysburg pulls bobblehead of Lincoln assassin

Bobblehead dolls of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln have been pulled from sale at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitors' center bookstore.

2nd Co. Andrew Sharpshooters Monument Vandalized

Gettysburg National MIlitary Park was blanketed in a thick fog this morning. The 2nd Company Andrew Sharpshooters monument is to the left of “The Loop” on the Stony Hill. The monument in the right of frame is to the 22nd Massachusetts Infantry. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 6:50 AM on Thursday, March [...]

The Klingel House: Restoration Update

The Daniel Klingel House along the Emmitsburg Road in Gettysburg National Military Park. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:15 PM on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Previous coverage on the restoration work performed...Show More Summary

Trees removed from wooded parcel at Gettysburg battlefield

A 42-acre wood lot located on the northwest section of the Gettysburg battlefield is getting a makeover, according to a spokeswoman for the national military park. When the battle commenced on July 1, 1863, the property was known as Herr Woods and was a source of income for Frederick Herr, who sold timber and firewood. Show More Summary

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