Tag Archives: Herbst Woods

Michigan’s Spartans Go to War: The Class of 1861

ECW welcomes back guest author Adam Burke In 1855 the state of Michigan established the State Agricultural College in Lansing, MI. Today the institution is known as Michigan State University and boasts a beautiful and well landscaped 5,000 acre campus, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Colors of the 149th Pennsylvania

Part of a Series. On the afternoon of July 1, acting 1st Corps commander Major General Abner Doubleday re-positioned his men in and around Herbst Woods. Deployed in the open fields of the Edward McPherson Farm, just north of the … Continue reading

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The Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg: Part One

Part One in a Series On the morning of July 1st, 1863, Union and Confederate soldiers made their way towards the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. Three full days of viscous fighting were touched off three miles to the west … Continue reading

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