Tag Archives: Gettysburg

Merry Christmas from the Authors of Emerging Civil War

Merry Christmas from all of us at Emerging Civil War. We hope that you have a safe and happy holiday season. Today we will run some of our posts from Christmas past.

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Upcoming Presentations: September-October

September: 12th: Kathleen Logothetis Thompson, “Echoes of Chancellorsville: Daniel Sickles at Gettysburg,” at the California University of Pennsylvania Civil War Round Table (California, PA) 12th: Kristopher White, “Felled By Friendly Fire: The Wounding of James Longstreet,” at the Chesapeake Civil … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Author Conclave, Day Two: East Cavalry Field

By Sarah Keeney We continued the SB Author Conclave in the afternoon with Eric Wittenberg discussing General Farnsworth’s suicide cavalry charge ordered by General Kilpatrick on the afternoon of July 3 near Big Round Top in which they had no … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Author Conclave, Day Two: Buford vs. Heth

“If blood and guts is your thing, this is not your tour. This is strategy and tactics.” We started the day with J.D. Petruzzi at the First Shot Market, a mile and a quarter from the park boundary, at the … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Author Conclave, Day One: “Not Today Mickey, Not Today”

by Sarah Keeney Lance told the story of Mickey Sullivan in the Railroad Cut. Mickey jumped into the railroad cut and a Rebel officer handed him a sword. He threw it at a ‘Big Rebel’ after being shot. After the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Memories: Family Time

My earliest memories of Gettysburg were the weekend days my father would pack my sister, brother, and me into the van and head up to the battlefield to give my saintly mother a breather from us. Each trip was different, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Memories: Devil’s Den 125!

As California Civil War reenctors, we all had a lot to prove, especially to the perfectos on the East Coast. We got our chance twenty-five years ago at the 125th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. I think we did … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Memories: Nineteen Visits

Gettysburg has always been my favorite Civil War battlefield and I have visited it approximately nineteen times, to date. I have many favorite memories of this battlefield, from my first visit as an eight year old to my last visit, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Memories: Field Trip

I’m in third grade. Hershey Elementary School. We all pile onto a row of big yellow school buses that rumble down Route 322 to I-83 to Route 15, which goes southwest from Camp Hill to Gettysburg. This is my introduction … Continue reading

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Sophronia E. Bucklin, Sanitary Commission Nurse at Gettysburg

Because Emerging Civil War has been commemorating the Battle of Gettysburg, and I have been writing a series of articles about women Civil War nurses, I found a book by Sophronia E. Bucklin recollecting her experience as a Sanitary Commission … Continue reading

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