Starting units Gettysburg 64 The approaching 150th anniversary of the battle has re-kindled my interest in things Gettysburg, especially with the arrival of The Guns of Gettysburg this week, so I thought I'd take a relook at some ofShow More Summary
I am hoping to have a bit of time to take Carol Reardon’s and Tom Vossler’s new Gettysburg guide out for a test run next week at the CWI. The book is right up my alley given its emphasis both on what happened during the time of the battle as well as the many postwar [...]
The following is an account by someone who was a war reenactor who had an encounter, along with others, that he will never forget -Without a doubt, what is one of the most amazing events in my life happened at Gettysburg. Not even the...Show More Summary
I never know what I’m going to come back with after I cast my net into the Unionist claims. Today was no different. Take the case of Jane Bradford. She, along with her siblings, laid claim for losses incurred by brother Robert Morrow (who died in 1869/70), when Union soldiers cleared a fair number of […]
Over at Bull Runnings, Harry Smeltzer has a great interview with Prof. Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg College on the occasion of the release of Prof. Guelzo’s new book on the Battle of Gettysburg, entitled Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. Show More Summary
Included in Allen Guelzo’s new book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, is a brief examination of the size of both armies. In looking at the Army of Northern Virginia Guelzo includes a few sources that estimate the number of slaves, who performed various roles as personal servants and impressed workers. One particular account by English-born Confederate [...]
Every summer, tourists come to Gettysburg in their cars, trucks and vans, causing congestion on area roads. Richard Farr, executive director of rabbittransit, said the transportation company partnered with several agencies more than a year ago to start...
Herzog & Company has brought Nicole Zien on board as Head of Development, Original Programming. The former CMT Senior Director of Development & Production has been charged with expanding the Killing Lincoln and Gettysburg productionShow More Summary
The American Civil War Wax Museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is for sale. The 12,450 square-foot building, all of its contents, plus the adjacent Veteran’s Park with its native plants and shade trees can be yours for the bargain price of $1,695,000. Founded in 1962 by Polish immigrant C.M. Uberman, the museum today boasts more than [...]
I grew up in a town with some spooky history. Not quite We Have Always Lived in the Castle spooky, but spooky nonetheless. Gettysburg, PA was the site of the battle that changed the course of the Civil War, and … Continue reading ...
1963 Mack B-813X at Hershey in 2008. Quick, name all the vehicles manufactured in Pennsylvania. Uh… hmmm. Mack Trucks? VW Rabbits? Duryeas? Well, it turns out there were many – more than 100 – almost all of which, existed only briefly at the dawn of the 20th century. If you’re at a loss to name [...]
…but it may take me some time to sort through it all. Had a great time in Gettysburg this weekend. I was challenged intellectually. I caught up with old friends and even made a few new ones. It’s the kind of weekend that leaves you exhausted, but rejuvenated and ready to tackle new projects. For [...]
…apparently very little. With the Future of Civil War History conference right around the corner it should come as no surprise that I’ve had Gettysburg on my mind. I am also looking forward to a return visit in June for the annual Civil War Institute, which will focus on the battle of Gettysburg. With the [...]
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
With its talk of equality a "new birth of freedom," the Gettysburg Address is considered one of the most monumental moments of Abraham Lincoln's presidency—a preamble of sorts to what he would accomplish in his cut-short life. So what's it's...
Meade exclaims. It's his first time. It was over there in the page on The Gettysburg Address (which I linked to earlier today, as perhaps you noticed). His edit is in the third paragraph, which, before his edit, read: Beginning withShow More Summary
Word came today that the National Park Service will begin demolition of the old Cyclorama building at Gettysburg. It was just a matter of time. I never had a real problem with it being there, though I admit it was sort of an eyesore. I also have no problem with removing it for that reason, [...]
What we have now is not what they envisioned, nor the "government of the people, by the people, and for the people" that President Lincoln called for in the Gettysburg Address. With the stakes as high as they are, you would think that some common sense would prevail in Washington.
Pulitzer-prize winning reporter David Maraniss, an associate editor at the Washington Post and the author of many books, among them Barack Obama: The Story and First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, was impressed with the president’s speech last night. Show More Summary
Gettysburg. To any American with even a rudimentary knowledge of military history, that word speaks volumes. The battle itself, its historical impact, the heroism, the second-guessing.... all of these are legendary. Literally hundreds of books have been written concerning various aspects of the battle and its aftermath. Yet certain parts of [...]