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Saving History Saturday: Adams County Historical Society Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

The Adams County (PA.) Historical Society recently announced that they have received a $1 million challenge grant towards their new history center. Gettysburg residents Pauline and David LeVan have issued the “all-or-nothing” challenge. This means that if ACHS can raise … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Little Round Top Rehabilitation Project Scheduled to Begin

The closure of Little Round Top at Gettysburg is scheduled to finally begin the week of July 25th. The closure and beginning of rehabilitation work was originally supposed to begin in the spring but was delayed. The installation of fencing, … Continue reading

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Sykes, Chamberlain disagree on who sent Vincent up Little Round Top

The 20th Maine Infantry’s veterans read the air while positioned near Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Along with the other soldiers in Col. Strong Vincent’s 3rd Brigade, 1st Division (Brig. Gen. James Barnes), V Corps (Maj. Gen. George Sykes, effective … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Beyond the Battle: Museum of the Adams County Historical Society

Local officials in Gettysburg, as well as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently toured the Adams County Historical Society’s new museum Beyond the Battle. A part of the Adams County Historical Society’s new 29,000 square foot history center complex. Nearly $10 … Continue reading

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More than Just Jackson: The Army of Northern Virginia’s Casualties in the Officer Corps at Chancellorsville

Stonewall Jackson died on May 10, 1863. Ever since, his loss has been held up as a key factor in why the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia was never the same. “If only Jackson…” begins many counter-factuals. In the wake … 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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March 2022 Maine at War Posts

In March 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a Gettysburg mystery solved to Confederate mayhem upon the sea and a young soldier’s last letter before the Wilderness. March 9, 2022: Reign of terror off Nova Scotia, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Closing Devil’s Den and Little Round Top

Time is running out for you to visit two of the most awe-inspiring sites at Gettysburg-Devil’s Den and Little Round Top. The National Park Service (NPS) plans to close Devil’s Den on Monday, March 21, 2022, for approximately six months. … Continue reading

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February 2022 Maine at War posts

In February 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a cavalry trooper who would not quit to loyal Unionists suddenly trapped behind enemy lines in the Lone Star State. 

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2022 Women’s History Month with Emerging Civil War

March is Women’s History Month, and ECW will be highlighting some extra accounts about women and their experiences, achievements, and challenges connected to the Civil War and 1860s. Chris Heisey’s photograph from Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery contrasts Eliza Thorn’s courage and … Continue reading

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