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May 2022 Maine at War posts

In May 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from North America’s largest rodent altering the Gettysburg landscape to a smart lawyer recruiting for the wrong regiment. May 4, 2022: Gettysburg beavers create a new pond Industrious beavers … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: “Climbing” Gettysburg Battlefield

On a recent afternoon at Gettysburg, I had an idea for combining some physical fitness training and battlefield history. I wanted to do stairs to jumpstart my fitness plan for the new week, so I decided to climb all the … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Gettysburg Rehabilitation Work

Land stabilization and reclamation work began in March at Gettysburg National Military Park. Work at Devil’s Den began on March 21st and is expected to take five to six months. This is the first of several projects, and areas of … Continue reading

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WWII Burials in Gettysburg National Cemetery

November 19th is the 158th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address, given at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, now Gettysburg National Cemetery. Located atop Cemetery Hill in the midst of America’s bloodiest battlefield, Lincoln delivered an immortal … Continue reading

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Maine at War: August 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in August at his blog, Maine at War: August 4, 2021: A good time ensures as Yankees and Confederates fight over a Maine train People flock to the Sandy River & … Continue reading

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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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