Monthly Archives: April 2012

Tour Cancelled

We’re disappointed to announce that our planned tour at Gettysburg for this weekend is being canceled. Unforeseen logistical issues beyond our control have thrown a crick into the works. We’ll do our best to make arrangements for another tour as … Continue reading

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“Meltdown on Aisle 7″

At the end of February, I flew to Alexandria, Virginia, to see where Elmer Ellsworth, the subject of my book, First Fallen, died.  I also wanted to see the Ellsworth Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, in D. C. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shelby Foote’s “Narrative”

Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative certainly stands as one of the most recognizable texts of the Civil War “canon” (if such a thing exists). The three volumes, when placed side by side, make an imposing and impressive sight. Whether … Continue reading

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Tour Meeting Location Reminder

For those of you meeting the bus in Pittsburgh, the bus will leave from the Warrior Center at Penn-Trafford High School at 6 AM. (Map and details below.)

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Into Spangler’s Meadow

As I prepare for our upcoming tour I have been focusing on the Culp’s Hill sector of the Battle of Gettysburg. The actions around Spangler’s Spring and Spangler’s Meadow is an often misunderstood and overlooked piece of the Gettysburg puzzle. … Continue reading

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Who Do You Remember?

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No Way! Arizona? The Battle of Picacho Pass…Part 2

Part two in a series. As the infant Confederacy crawled its way west out of Texas and into New Mexico Territory, California had other plans.  The Golden State was not going to join the Confederacy, despite inflamed rumors from the … Continue reading

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On South Cavalry Field

I was out doing some tour prep at Gettysburg and took a few shots of places we will be visiting on our May 5th tour. Below are two pictures I liked from South Cavalry Field.

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Tour Sign Up Deadline Approaches!

We are closing in on the final call for Gettysburg: Off the Beaten Path. Registration closes April 27! We hope that you will have the opportunity to make it out for our first tour. The tour will take place May … Continue reading

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Site Updates

We have been busy at work getting some great new content for the site, as well as updating what we have. Check out the new picture albums on our Facebook page. There are a ton of pictures we have collected … Continue reading

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