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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)

last monthHumor / 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

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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 >>

Which Black Man Was Responsible for Burying Bodies at Gettysburg?

Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these “amazing facts” are an homage.

That's Rather Historic: Super Cute Log Cabin Has Weathered Some Odd Renovations

Built in 1790, the Stevens Log House of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania survived the Civil War only to be faced with a slow onslaught of renovations that rendered it a mixed bag of changes from different eras. To be sure, there's...

Ravens decide to team build with ScarJo

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- As far as team-building activities go, the Baltimore Ravens went from visiting Gettysburg last year to seeing ScarJo on the big screen this year. Ravens coach John Harbaugh surprised his team by shortening Wednesday's...Show More Summary

The DeanBeat: War games make a comeback with strong indie gaming and digital distribution

Simulations of the Battle of Gettysburg and the air war over Stalingrad are a welcome addition to indie gaming.

All It Takes is a Hoop Skirt and Uniform

This weekend was my first opportunity to visit Gettysburg on the anniversary of the battle. My wife and I had an incredible weekend with much of it spent on the battlefield. I so enjoyed finally having the opportunity to share this battlefield with her. Both of us were struck by the number of reenactors and […]

What Does America's "Independence Day" Mean To A Filled Negro Who Is Also A "We Are In The White House Negro", Working To Replace "American Right-Wing Imperialism" With "Post-Racial Progressive Fundamentalist Imperialism" Within The "Black Diaspora"?

The AMERICANIZED NEGRO Is Like A BROKEN Clock When His Rituals Are Mapped Out On An Annual Basis January 1 - Watch Night Service To Remember The Implementation Of "The Gettysburg Address" 3rd Monday In January - "MLK Jr" Federal Holiday...Show More Summary

In Aint Isht Parents News: Mother Poisons Her Toddlers By Putting Visine In Their Sippy Cups

Mother Poisons Her Toddlers With Visine via Fox News A Maryland mother was arrested Monday after she poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said. State police in Gettysburg announced they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger, of

My American Legion Magazine article about Gettysburg

  For those who don’t get the Legion magazine, shame on you.  However, I did want to share my piece from this month. Riding with the Cavalry At the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Civil War enthusiasts gathered to re-enact a pivotal episode in U.S. military history. One hundred fifty years after it really happened, we […]

So That’s What They Are Talking About

In a few weeks I will be heading to Gettysburg College for the annual Civil War Institute. Some of the most memorable experiences are spent on the battlefield walking with guides that have thought deeply about how to interpret historic landscapes. There is a short list of historians and guides who have mastered the ability […]

Searching For 'The Conewago Phantom'

Every so often I re-post my encounter with a Mothman-like being I call 'The Conewago Phantom'. Since I'm going to be in Gettysburg, PA this coming weekend for Phenomacon and since the Conewago Creek is near Gettysburg, there is a chance that a local resident may be able to offer me an eyewitness report. Show More Summary

Ken Burns Challenges Everyone in America to Memorize the Gettysburg Address

KCTS.ORG From the Learn the Address website: To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video...Show More Summary

Not Everyone is Happy With 2014 Lincoln Prize Winner

Yesterday the 2014 Lincoln Prize winners were announced. This year the prize was split between Allen Guelzo for his book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion and Writing the Gettysburg Address by Martin Johnson. I read and thoroughly enjoyed Guelzo’s book, but have not have yet had a chance to read the second. It’s worth pointing out […]

"What did Lincoln say at Gettysburg?"

A scene from the 1935 movie "Ruggles of Red Gap": The climax of the film is Laughton’s recitation of the Gettysburg Address (something that does not happen in the original story). This occurs in a saloon filled with typical American Western characters, none of whom can recall any of the lines but are spellbound by the speech. Show More Summary

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