Tag Archives: Gettysburg National Military Park

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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Where Are They? (Gettysburg, Of Course)

Around ECW “Headquarters”, our managing editor has been asking the question “where is everyone?” Answer: Gettysburg. Of course! And we are delighted for those who made the trek or are working the summer months at this special battlefield. Want to … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Favorite Sites at Gettysburg” Is Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s Dan Welch is back in Gettysburg for the summer. He and podcast co-host Chris Mackowski talk about some of Dan’s favorite places to visit on the battlefield. We’re sure this episode will get your ready for a … Continue reading

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Preservation News: Shutdown Impacts Civil War Battlefields and How You Can Help

For nearly three weeks so far, the national government has been under a partial shutdown, heavily impacting all levels of American government, especially affecting the National Parks. Since it is only a partial shutdown, many parks remain open to visitors, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Sites (Off The Beaten Path)

Going to Gettysburg this weekend or at some other time this summer? We’ve got a list of sites you might want to explore. In 2016, Kristopher White wrote a series called Gettysburg: Off The Beaten Path, and these historic locations … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Emma Murphy (part two)

(part two of five) As we continue our Women’s History Month commemoration, we’re talking his week with Emma Murphy, a park guide at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Prior to landing her full-time permanent position there, she’d been working most … Continue reading

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