The two annual festivals at Gettysburg, in May and August, always have the feel of a family reunion. You catch up with folks that you haven’t seen for a few months, hear some terrific music, stumble across some interesting characters and leave already looking forward […] The post Wayne Taylor’s return Is a hit at Gettysburg appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
The ashes of Civil War veteran Pvt. Jewett Williams, recently found in a storage room an Oregon mental hospital, are en route to his home state of Maine, carried there by a relay of motorcycle riders, with recently added stops at Appomattox Court House and Gettysburg.
It's a Belmont Stakes rematch in this year's Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course. Destin and Creator face off again, without Gettysburg, but this time they've got Mohaymen to deal with.
One of my favorite iOS wargames is Shenandoah Studio's Battle of the Bulge [$9.99], so I've always kept an ear out for any game that has anything to do with that company. Unfortunately, as you might already know, after releasing some really good wargames, Shenadoah went bankrupt (for reasons that aren't totally clear) and Slitherine decided
Willie Kerr died last week and a part of bluegrass died with him. Unless you played or attended the two annual festivals at Gettysburg or shows in and around York, PA, you probably didn’t know Willie. But artists and fans alike should honor him. Willie […]
Further to the two moving post below, 6 Facts about the History of Memorial Day There is a town in New Jersey that is bringing a Memorial Day tradition back to life, complete with a reading of the Gettysburg Address....
An 1876 portrait of Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade. Many of Meade’s possessions are in this collection From Philly.com today: Civil War Museum transfers collection to Gettysburg with Constitution Center exhibit planned Updated: May 4,...Show More Summary
Bernie Sanders is back on the campaign trail and attacking Hillary Clinton with renewed vigor, attacks that are expected to continue at a rally in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that will stream live online Friday morning as Sanders continues...Show More Summary
With respect to Honest Abe on his birthday (February 12), I update his Gettysburg Address. Two centuries and nearly two decades ago, our fathers brought forth a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Show More Summary
Twelve score years ago our fathers and mothers brought forth on this continent to a new nation conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that we are endowed with unalienable rights. Now we are engaged in a great presidential...Show More Summary
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What the landscape of American politics has lacked since the summer of 1963 is a grassroots movement with enough momentum to force existing power structures to yield ground. To paraphrase the most iconic part of Lincoln's Gettysburg address: a movement of the marginalized, by the marginalized, for the marginalized. Show More Summary
DAY EIGHT Barns, Shops, and Pittsburg This day started with Sharon telling all about her active night. Before leaving Gettysburg, I had to walk around the Federal Point Inn and take pictures of this astounding structure. Every part of the building and grounds were worth taking a photo of. Show More Summary
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
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
Frank Baker shared these images from last weekend’s August Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, with more to come.
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 »
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
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
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