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Which hill was most crucial to the Federal victory at Gettysburg and why (i.e. Culp’s Hill, Cemetery Hill, etc…)?
Part of a Series. Many visitors to Gettysburg are familiar with the story of 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 … Continue reading
Part of a Series. 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 … Continue reading
Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle. Generals oversee battles. Soldiers fight. Civilians hide. Surgeons amputate. What does a medical director do during a battle? More specifically: what did Dr. Hunter McGuire do at Gettysburg? … Continue reading
Nobody Can Truly Understand the Battle of Gettysburg Without a Solid Understanding of the Battle of Chancellorsville
Although I am best known as a “Gettysburg guy,” I have long been absolutely fascinated by the battle of Chancellorsville. Last month, I spent 2.5 days leading a tour of the sites associated with the Chancellorsville Campaign for several fellows … Continue reading
Part of a Series. George Washington Sandoe was a local of the Gettysburg area, hailing from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately for George Sandoe, he has the unenviable title of being the first Union soldier killed in Gettysburg. Sandoe was part … Continue reading
The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Conclusion
The Conclusion of a Series. What to do? What to do? Even after all that had been thrown at him Dick Ewell determined he could make the attack, but he wanted support from Hill’s Third Corps. He sent Smith back … Continue reading
The Curmudgeon, The Eccentric, and the “Norse God”: How Three Men Impacted the Battle of Gettysburg: Part 1
Part One in a Series Introduction The argument over how and why the Army of Northern Virginia lost the Battle of Gettysburg has been debated since the southern army withdrew from the small Pennsylvania town. A blame game of sorts … Continue reading