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McIlvaine’s Hotel: A Landmark on the Road to Gettysburg

For those who over the years have traveled to Gettysburg with some regularity, I’m sure that each of us have some landmarks that once passed let us know we really are on the way to Gettysburg. For myself, there’s still … Continue reading

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On The March to Gettysburg with the 20th Maine

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s description of the 20th Maine Regiment’s march to Gettysburg in the night of July 1, 1863, reads like colorful, creative writing. Here’s the excerpt:

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Question of the Week: 3/21-3/27/22

Time travel question! You have to participate in the marching portion of the Gettysburg campaign. Whose brigade do you want to march with? Why?

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Yellowhammers and Environmentalism: Following Law’s Alabama Brigade to Gettysburg (interlude)

Read the first three parts of this story here. This is a continuation of a journey taken in one day in the summer of 2003, with my friend Joe Loehle, following the route of Law’s Alabama Brigade, from Raccoon Ford, … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: The Last Road North

Gettysburg will always be a perennial favorite. From its devotees of the battle’s historiography to the battlefield trekkers that come back time and time again, in the field of the American Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg will always remain … Continue reading

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Book Review – Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command By Kent Masterson Brown University of North Carolina Press, 2021, $35 hardback Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw A common theme in the voluminous studies of the battle of Gettysburg is that Union General George … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 158 Acres for the Gettysburg Campaign

The following preservation details are adapted from American Battlefield Trust’s news and website: Today, we have the chance to secure a $28-to-$1 match to ensure the preservation of two key parcels of hallowed battlefield ground that figure prominently in the … Continue reading

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No One Ever Received a More Important Command

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Question of the Week: 6/28-7/4/21

If you can only pick three decisive moments in the Gettysburg Campaign, what would you choose?

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ECW Weekender: Woodville, Virginia

I used to always think of Woodville as only a very small hamlet along Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) marking about three-quarters of the way from Culpeper to Sperryville. The place where the speed limit drops to 35 miles per hour, … Continue reading

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