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Tardy Daniel Sickles and the First Slow Steps Toward Controversy

When people think of Dan Sickles at Gettysburg, the first thing that comes to mind is his ill-fated move toward the Peach Orchard on July 2. Ordered to hold a position that extended the Union line south from Cemetery Hill … Continue reading

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Maine at War: March 2021

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in March at his blog, Maine at War: March 3, 2021: Super Horse meets his Gettysburg kryptonite As James Longstreet’s attack pounds III Corps at Gettysburg, Union artillery commander Lt. Col. … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Death of William Barksdale

Part of a series. Brigadier General William Barksdale had been champing at the bit all day July 2nd to go into action. The 41 year old Tennessee native was one of the hardest charging leaders in Robert E. Lee’s army. … 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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Gettysburg Civilians: Evil Beasts or Compassionate Heroes?

Today, we are pleased welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle “Few good things can be said of the Gettysburg farmers, and I only use Scripture language in calling them ‘evil beasts.’” ~ Georgeanna M. Woolsey[i]  Gettysburg civilians faced heavy … Continue reading

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Day Five: Shiloh

Part twelve in a series The swhrrrr of cicadas rises and falls like the heartbeat of the battlefield. I stand on the edge of Shiloh’s peach orchard, gazing through the trees at nothing in particular in the far distance. There’s … Continue reading

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