Tag Archives: Gettysburg

Preserving the Story of One of the Most Famous Towns in America

Last night, we shared the exciting news from Gettysburg about a new home for the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS). The ACHS is launching a campaign to build a new $5 million Exhibit, Archive, and Education Center near Barlow Knoll. … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday (on Wednesday Evening): Adams County Historical Society to Build New Exhibit and Education Center

For Gettysburg fans, there’s big news this evening from the Adams County Historical Society (ACHS), which announced plans for a new $5 million Exhibit Gallery, Archives, and Education Center. “For more than 80 years, we’ve amassed a collection that tells … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast: Gettysburg, Civil War Gifts, and More!

I never really get to start thinking about Christmas until my fall semester wraps up. And so it is again, finally, with grading nearly done, that I’ve come to the mid-December realization that, Holy crud, I need to get some … Continue reading

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When a Monument Gets Its History Wrong

The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from Antietam National Battlefield (see here for details). The statue, erected in 2003 on private property along Route 34 heading into Sharpsburg, was later acquired … 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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“Effect of a Shell on a Confederate”

A few weeks ago, as Brad Gottfried and I were looking through images for his upcoming Emerging Civil War Series book Lincoln Comes to Gettysburg, I came across one particularly grisly image among the many photos archived at the Library … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Emancipation in Gettysburg, Part Three

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey The conclusion of a series (Part One, Part Two) As seen in Part One and Part Two, Gettysburg was a border town caught directly in the midst of national debates on emancipation during … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Emancipation in Gettysburg, Part One

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey Part One of a series Before the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was a battlefield, it was simply a small town in south-central Pennsylvania within Adams County. A mere 7.5 miles from the … Continue reading

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“We Stand Where Abraham Lincoln Stood…”: Dwight D. Eisenhower & Gettysburg

Chris Mackowski just released a short video on the ECW YouTube page about President Eisenhower and Gettysburg: From military training of the battleground of Gettysburg to retiring and building a farmhouse in the community, Dwight D. Eisenhower was keenly aware … Continue reading

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A Rope of Sand: Some thoughts on America after Confederate Independence

ECW welcomes guest author Jim Morgan “A Southern Republic will be worse than a rope of sand with South Carolina at its head – arrogant, self-willed and dictatorial as she is.” –Former North Carolina Attorney General, Bartholomew F. Moore, December, … Continue reading

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