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No One Ever Received a More Important Command

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part six)

conclusion of a series We wrap up our series with Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman today on the backside of the Pennsylvania Memorial, where we tried to find what shelter we could from the wind that bedeviled us all day. … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part four)

part four in a series The Gettysburg battlefield is, of course, covered with monuments and memorials. For the next stop on our tour of the battlefield, Sue directed us to the very heart of the July 3 battle: “The Angle,” … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part two)

part two in a series My trip around Gettysburg National Military Park with Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman continues. In today’s segment, we go from Pardee Field at the base of Culp’s Hill up to the top of the hill–Sue’s … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part one)

part one of a series To commemorate Women’s History Month, I asked historian Sue Boardman if she’s be willing to spend some time showing me around her favorite places on the Gettysburg battlefield. It was my great good fortune to … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned: Primary Sources and Accessibility

What have we learned since the Sesquicentennial? My answer is best divided into personal revelations and broader implications, but they tie together. For me, I’ve learned just about everything. Not EVERYTHING, of course, but basically everything that I know now … Continue reading

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German Prisoners of War in Gettysburg

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey A gathering of prisoners of war at Gettysburg doesn’t sound like a surprising topic at first glance. However, the soldiers in this particular camp were not Union or Confederate, they were … Continue reading

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Layers of History at Oak Ridge

ECW welcomes guest author Jon Tracey When modern visitors come to Gettysburg National Military Park they often imagine the landscape as an untouched image of exactly how the battlefield appeared in July 1863. However, despite this ideal, the landscape has … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (part two)

part two of a six-part series I’m talking this week with Garry Adelman, chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Known for his super-high energy, Garry has helped reshape Civil War public history with his engaging use of social media … Continue reading

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Podcast Additional Resources: “Favorite Sites at Gettysburg”

If you’re a subscriber and enjoyed the Gettysburg podcast episode from last week, we’ve rounded up some extra resources. Not quite sure where to start exploring lesser-known sites on Gettysburg battlefield? We’ve got some suggestions. Whether is military history, civilian … Continue reading

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