Tag Archives: Gettysburg

Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Saves Seminary Ridge

Ever since the American Battlefield Trust was rebranded in May of 2018, it has been tackling a major preservation effort on Gettysburg’s famous Seminary Ridge. Though just 18 acres, this property sits on ground that witnessed some of the fiercest … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “The Last Road and New Co-Host” Is Now Available

It’s the first ECW Podcast of 2019! We’re welcoming a new co-host on the podcast and talking about one of the most studied campaigns of the Civil War. Join Chris Mackowski for a conversation with ECW’s Dan Welch, co-author of “The … Continue reading

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Reconsidering “Gettysburg”

ECW welcomes guest author Tom McMillan I was at a movie theatre in suburban Pittsburgh on an otherwise forgettable rainy Tuesday night in the fall of 1993. “I left my spectacles over there,” General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Don’t Give An Inch” Is Now Available

Yesterday marked 155 years since Lincoln spoke the memorable words of the Gettysburg Address, including: We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station

Every year, nearly 1.4 million visitors come to Gettysburg National Military Park by car or bus. They tour the battlefield using numerous forms of transport, from those same cars and buses to Segways, horse drawn carriages, and bicycles. All head … Continue reading

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The 25th Anniversary Film Screening of Gettysburg

On October 13, 800 Civil War buffs packed into Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater for the 25th anniversary film screening of Gettysburg. Special guests—some of the film’s cast, the writer and director, and the composer—also attended the event. I was five when … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 7/2-7/8/18

In your opinion, which general – Union or Confederate – made the most difference during the Battle of Gettysburg? Why?

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Artillery: Henry J. Hunt, Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac

From Little Round Top, Henry J. Hunt – Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac – observed the opening shots of the Confederate artillery barrage near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863. From his vantage point gained during … Continue reading

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Maine at War: A Conversation with Writer Brian Swartz (part four)

conclusion to a four-part series In wrapping up yesterday’s segment, Brian Swartz, author of the Maine at War blog, mentioned Tom Huntington’s new book, Maine Roads to Gettysburg. “He has done Maine history quite a service in articulating the stories … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Matt Atkinson

Civil War historians and enthusiasts alike have always regarded the battle of Gettysburg and the Union victory there as a turning point of the war. Other campaigns and battles were happening at the same time, however. So what was the … Continue reading

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