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Atop Munshower’s Knoll

The 7th Massachusetts and Sedgwick Monument at Gettysburg.

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The Absolution at Gettysburg

Today we welcome guest author Peter M Preble. Father Preble is a 2004 graduate of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology where he concentrated on Church History. Since his graduation he has continued his research concentrating on the role … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for April 7, 2014

Following his poor performances at Gettysburg and Bristoe Station, do you believe that Lee should have replaced A.P. Hill as Third Corps commander? If yes, who would you replace Hill with?

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Lewis A. Armistead and the American Civil War

Today we welcome back guest author William F. Floyd, Jr. William worked for forty years for the City of Norfolk. In his retirement, he’s now pursuing the study of history at Tidewater Community College. * * * Lewis A. Armistead was … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for March 3, 2014

What is your favorite spot on the Gettysburg Battlefield to visit?

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“I shall come out of this fight a live major general or a dead brigadier.”

Another installment in the series “Tales from the Tombstone” Unfortunately, the Confederate officer who made the statement in the title died shortly after making it, pierced by seven bullets when leading a counterattack at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 14: Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Private George Washington Sandoe

George Washington Sandoe was a local of the Gettysburg area, hailing from Mount Joy. Sandoe has the unenviable title of being the first Union soldier killed in Gettysburg. Sandoe was part of Captain Robert Bell’s Company B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry. … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Honorable Mention: Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Stone Quarry/The Capture of James Archer

Brigadier General James J. Archer was a brave and tough commander, with the appropriate nickname “The Little Gamecock”. Archer was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, who threw his hat in the ring the Confederacy. … Continue reading

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“I Am Not Glad To See You By a Damned Sight.”

This is another post in the series “Tales From the Tombstone.“ James Jay Archer the lifelong bachelor born at Stafford near Havre de Grace in northeastern Maryland on December 19, 1817 came from a military family. The apple did not … Continue reading

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From the Stone Wall to a Shad Bake

This is another post in the series “Tales From the Tombstone.” George Edward Pickett was ecstatic on the morning of July 3, 1863. His division, which had missed the fighting at Chancellorsville in May and had been way in the rear … Continue reading

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