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Pope Francis’s Religious Freedom Rally at Independence Hall

From the podium that Abraham Lincoln used to deliver his Gettysburg Address, Pope Francis today rallied Americans to defend religious freedom. In this place which is symbolic of the American way, I would like to reflect with you on the right to religious freedom. Show More Summary

Antietam and Gettysburg weekend

Last night I came back from a very productive 3-day trip to Antietam and Gettysburg. I arrived in Gettysburg at Steve Stanley's house on Thursday evening. Friday morning, we drove down to Antietam to spend most of the day with good friend Ted Alexander, the head historian. Show More Summary

Photos from August Gettysburg 2015

3 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

Frank Baker shared these images from last weekend’s August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, with more to come.

Theater Review: A Bed-and-Breakfast Weekend Gone Awkward, in Annie Baker's John

What interest could Annie Baker possibly have in kitsch? This was the question bothering me as I headed into her new play, John, which takes place in a Gettysburg bed and breakfast so encrusted with tchotchkes — teddy bears, trolls, toy trains, gnomes, angels, samplers, Christmas crap, candles — that... More »

A Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Part two in a series Cross-posted at Emerging Civil War. In the first installment of this series, we reviewed the findings of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War with respect to the conduct of the pursuit of the defeated Army of Northern Virginia by Maj. Show More Summary

A Civil War Witch Hunt: George Gordon Meade, the Retreat from Gettysburg, and the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

Part one in a series Maj. Gen. George G. Meade My two most recent posts dealt with the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War’s attempt to crucify George Gordon Meade for allegedly deciding to retreat from the battlefield at Gettysburg. Show More Summary

An enduring controversy: the Pipe Creek Circular and the Battle of Gettysburg

This is the first part of a two-part series that was cross-posted on Emerging Civil War. No battle of the American Civil War has generated more ongoing and enduring controversies than the Battle of Gettysburg. With the anniversary of...Show More Summary

Ostrander And Mandrake Launch A Kickstarter For 'Kros: Hallowed Ground,' The Story Of Vampires At The Battle Of Gettysburg

John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake have a pretty amazing track record. The long-time collaborators are probably best known for their work at DC with titles like The Spectre and Martian Manhunter --- and for the creation of Johnny Karaoke,...Show More Summary

Historically Accurate Civil War Uniforms for Dogs

5 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Dogs of Gettysburg) Well, technically speaking, dogs on either side usually did not wear regulation uniforms. But if you want your pooch to look like a Union or Confederate soldier with the precision that a Civil War reenactor would appreciate, then Stephanie Honodel can outfit your dog. Show More Summary

Gettysburg Just A Made a Major Decision About the Confederate Flag In Their Gift Shops

If you don’t think the flag should be flown above government buildings, I agree with you.  If a private company or a video game manufacturer want to not sell it,

The best review of my writing career

With many thanks to Dave Roth, the publisher, for giving me permission to reprint it here, here is Rob Grandchamp’s extraordinary review of “The Devil’s to Pay”: John Buford at Gettysburg. A History and Walking Tour that appears in the current issue of Blue & Gray Magazine. Show More Summary

Oyelowo remembers 'amazing' Gettysburg Address moment with Obama

David Oyelowo will never forget President Obama reading the Gettysburg Address at the White House.

A Headmaster’s Civil War Memory

Last month the headmaster of a middle school in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania took some time from the day to talk with his students about the significance…

Why Do We Preserve So Much Civil War Battlefield Land?

In a couple of days I head out with thirteen students to follow the 20th Massachusetts Infantry from Antietam to Gettysburg. It’s going to be…

23 Notoriously Unrhymable Words (That Actually Have Rhymes)

9 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

You’ll no doubt have heard the old fact that nothing rhymes with orange. But in fact, the English surname Gorringe—as in Henry Honeychurch Gorringe, captain of the USS Gettysburg—rhymes with orange. And so does Blorenge, the name of a hill in south Wales. Show More Summary

Gov. Christie's State of the State Address

Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address said, "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here," but we do remember. With Gov. Christie's address today, not so likely. In previous such addresses Christie said, "The State of our State is improving - getting better every day" - sounds good but has proven untrue. Show More Summary

The many faces of Lincoln as created by Wendy Allen

Gettysburg artist Wendy Allen is in love with President Abraham Lincoln. Her obsession with the 16th president dates back more than 30 years, and in that time, she has painted hundreds of images of him. Her Lincoln is not the stiff face seen daily on the dollar bill. Her Lincoln lives.Read full article >>

Midday open thread: Cyberwargames, Gettysburg Address at 151, Jason Carter could run again

Today's comic by Matt Bors is Ku Klux Klan rebrands: 151 years ago today, Abe Lincoln followed the now-forgotten two-hour speech of the featured guy at Gettysburg with a two minute speech of his own: Newspapers critical of the President had snide things to say about the speech’s brevity and inappropriateness to the occasion. Show More Summary

Gettysburg hero’s family to receive Medal of Honor

The surviving family of First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing will be presented with the Medal of Honor at the White House next week for the lieutenant’s actions on the last day of the Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the face of the famous Pickett’s Charge, according to the Stars & Stripes. Though he and many of […]

Alonzo Cushing relative found to accept Medal of Honor

A blood relative of Lt. Alonzo Hereford Cushing, a hero soldier who died on the last day of the Gettysburg battle, has finally been found, meaning the White House can now go ahead with a postponed Medal of Honor ceremony. Read full article >>

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