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Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge

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Question of the Week: 4/25-5/1/2016

Which hill was most crucial to the Federal victory at Gettysburg and why (i.e. Culp’s Hill, Cemetery Hill, etc…)?

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Almira Hancock: An Officer’s Bride, Adventuress, & Homemaker (Part 2)

She opened the telegram, took a deep breath, and read aloud in a low voice: “I am severely wounded, not mortally. Join me at once in Philadelphia. Parker and Miller, I fear, are gone up.”[i] Wounded, not mortally. Join me … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink

I had the opportunity to stop by Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard earlier this week. It looks like spring is coming to the battlefield!

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On Meade’s Mind, 152 Years Ago

George Gordon Meade had much on his mind as he waited for the train from Washington to arrive. Onboard, the general-in-chief of all Union armies, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, was coming from Washington to take his place with the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 3/14-3/20/16

This week’s question comes from Phill Greenwalt: “Was the battle of Stones River more of a turning point than Gettysburg?”

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Wesley Culp

Part of a Series. Many visitors to Gettysburg are familiar with the story of Wesley Culp, the boy who grew up in the town of Gettysburg. He hunted on his Uncle Henry’s farm, learned the leather trade in Gettysburg, and … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: Benner’s Hill

Part of a Series. Just east of Gettysburg sits Benner’s Hill, a 454 foot high prominence that overlooks the town of Gettysburg. At the base of this prominence runs Rock Creek, a barrier between the hill, town, and for the … Continue reading

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Save the Western High-Water Mark

The Civil War Trust released its latest appeal today, for 70 acres at Perryville. Here’s the link: http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/perryville/perryville-2016/. (Go ahead, look; I’ll wait.) This is an essential piece of ground for three major reasons.

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Book Review: The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863.

In 1889 Joshua Chamberlain proclaimed, “In great deeds something abides On open fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls.” He was speaking of Gettysburg, and course he … Continue reading

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