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Updating the Gettysburg Address

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

Will Lincoln Finally Get a Gettysburg Address?

last weekHumor / odd : Strange Maps

Locate any of the 57 trillion three-by-three-metre squares on Earth with just three words Read More

Bernie Sanders and the Insuppressible Triumph of True Liberalism

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

PA: Barns, Shops and Pittsburg

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

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

6 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

7 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)

11 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

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