Tag Archives: Little Round Top

The Texas Color Bearer at Devil’s Den

ECW’s friend, Joe Owen, passed along this great primary source recently. Joe is the editor of a number of works about Texans in the Civil War focused on sharing primary documents. This one comes from Color Sergeant George Branard of … Continue reading

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Ellis Spear 1913 does not jibe with Ellis Spear 1863

ECW is pleased to welcome back Brian Swartz, author of the new ECW Series biography Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War Did Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain actually order his battered 20th Maine Infantry Regiment to … Continue reading

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Soldiers of Gettysburg: Winfield Scott Munson, 44th New York

His name was Winfield Scott Munson. He battled in Company E of the 44th New York Infantry as a private.[i] By sunset on June 2, 1863, this twenty-year-old lay dead on or near Little Round Top.

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Maine at War: May 2021

Here’s what our friend, Brian Swartz, was up to in May at his blog, Maine at War: May 5: Fort Knox slates mid-July Civil War encampment Fort Knox, the largest casemate fort on the East Coast, will host a large-scale Civil … Continue reading

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On The Eve Of War: Little Round Top & Devil’s Den

“Colonel,” Chamberlain said. “One thing. What’s the name of this place? This hill. Has it got a name?” It’s a line from Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels, and it was later translated into film for the movie, Gettysburg. Of course, … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part three)

part three in a series When Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman and I explored Gettysburg recently, we had warm temperatures but gusty breezes. We wanted to stop on Little Round Top so Sue could talk about the pending rehabilitation project … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Rock of the 40th New York

Part of a series. When you first hear the nickname of the 40th New York Infantry, you might think that the regiment was filled with musicians marching off to serve in the Union Army. “The Mozart Regiment” has a nice … Continue reading

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“Come on You Wolverines”: Remembering the Fight at East Cavalry Field

Today, East Cavalry Field is a relatively quiet place on an otherwise busy battlefield. I have been there many times and often spending a few hours on each visit. It is indeed rare to encounter anyone there, compared to the … Continue reading

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“They Taught Us How to Die Like Soldiers”: The U.S. Regulars at Gettysburg

The fighting that occurred 153 years ago on the south end of the Gettysburg battlefield is some of the best known in American military history.  Names of key participants and individuals have been seared into the public conscience. Some gain … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Death of Colonel Charles Taylor

Part of a series. Charles Frederick Taylor was born on February 6, 1840, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In 1857 he became a student at the University of Michigan. His time as a student was short lived. Unfortunately the family’s farm … Continue reading

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