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Gettysburg Recap

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg brought a flurry of posts to the Emerging Civil War blog. Over the last two weeks, our authors have offered many different perspectives on the battle, its consequences, and its significance. We’ll have more coverage … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Jones’ Wall

A half mile down East Confederate Ave., on a sharp bend in the road, runs a low stone wall. With so many stone walls running across the battlefield, this one, like so many others, simply blends into the countryside. This … Continue reading

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“On Swept the Gallant Little Brigade”

Part Two Sleep did not come easily for any of Steuart’s men on the slopes of Culp’s Hill. At 1:00 a.m. “we were awakened…by the advance of a column of Yankees, but a volley from our line caused them to … Continue reading

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500 yards

Part one in series  The attack started late in the afternoon of July 2nd. Approximately 2,100 men from three Virginia regiments, two from North Carolina, and a battalion of Marylanders charged up the hill. Overlapping the enemy flank, the charge … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Henry Culp Farm

Many visitors to Gettysburg are familiar with the story of John Wesley Culp, the boy who grew up in the town of Gettysburg. He hunted on his Uncle Henry’s farm, learned the leather trade in Gettysburg, and moved to Shepherdstown, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Benner’s Hill

Just east of Gettysburg sits Benner’s Hill, a 454 foot high prominence that overlooks the town of Gettysburg. At the base of this prominence runs Rock Creek, a barrier between the hill, town, and for the three days in July … Continue reading

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“It was a moment of critical importance…”: Ewell’s Decision July 1st at Gettysburg- Part 1

Authored by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, after a bruising fight north of town sent portions of the Union Army of the Potomac into retreat, General Robert E. Lee ordered … Continue reading

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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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On the Edge of Pardee Field, Gettysburg

The 147th Pennsylvania Monument on the edge of Pardee Field. The two small flank markers on the right are to the 147th Pennsylvania and 5th Ohio Infantry. These are just a few of the monuments we will see on the … Continue reading

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Tour Just Around the Corner

The Gettysburg: Off the Beaten Path is just around the corner.  Our tour will take place May 5th, 2012. Join Emerging Civil War historians Daniel Davis, Phil Greenwalt, Chris Mackowski, and Kristopher White as we explore Culp’s Hill, East Cavalry … Continue reading

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