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His name was Christopher Swann, and he was a private in the Powhatan Light Artillery. Wounded at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, Swann became a prisoner.
Heading to Gettysburg this weekend or in the near future? We’ve pulled Kris White’s series Gettysburg Off The Path from the archives for the weekender feature. If you’re looking for some unique stories and places to explore at Gettysburg, this … Continue reading
His name was Winfield Scott Munson. He battled in Company E of the 44th New York Infantry as a private.[i] By sunset on June 2, 1863, this twenty-year-old lay dead on or near Little Round Top.
His name was Lawrence M. Whitney, and he had promoted to lieutenant in Company E in the 83rd New York Regiment. He was wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Unsung Hero of Gettysburg: The Story of Union General David McMurtrie Gregg By Edward G. Longacre University of Nebraska Press, Potomac Books, 2021, $34.95 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw “I have seen no officer whom I would prefer to have … Continue reading
Book Review: Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for his Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg
Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for his Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg By Chuck Raasch Stackpole Books, 2016, $24.95 (2021 paperback reprinting) Reviewed by Bert Dunkerly Author Chuck Raasch brings us a unique angle on Gettysburg, … Continue reading
On July 3, 1863, as he lay dying from his wounds inflicted upon Little Round Top, Col. Strong Vincent asked for his wife. Elizabeth Vincent was home in Erie, Pennsylvania, seven months pregnant and in no condition to travel, thus … Continue reading
On January 18, 2021, I began teaching a Civil War history class at Penn State, where most instruction is currently taking place via the (now) ubiquitous Zoom platform. I have been fortunate to teach the department’s Civil War survey in … Continue reading
Nestled away in the northwestern corner of the town, Gettysburg College is a small private liberal arts college (and my alma mater) with a long history. Prior to a name change in the early 1900s, the institution was known as … Continue reading