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Nestled away in the northwestern corner of the town, Gettysburg College is a small private liberal arts college (and my alma mater) with a long history. Prior to a name change in the early 1900s, the institution was known as … Continue reading
The official reports from the Sixth Corps are woefully incomplete for the 1864 Overland Campaign. Many officers waited until the fall to write and by then the entire organization had seen significant change, eliminating any chance for full reports. After … Continue reading
We’ve had a great couple of days at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute. I have notes from some fantastic talks and workshops that I’ve attended, which I’ll get typed up when I have the chance. There’s so much going … Continue reading
ECW’s Dan Welch has joined us in Philadelphia for the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute. He’s offering a fun session this afternoon that takes advantage of our location: “At the Hop” to “Love Train”: The Philadelphia Sound & Philly Soul.
I’m in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for a few days, for the American Battlefield Trust’s Teachers Institute. Nearly 200 teachers have come here from all across the country, from as far as Huntington Beach, California, and Sturgis, South Dakota. I’ve chatted … Continue reading
The paths and driveways through Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery remind me of an ant farm I had when I was a kid. The ways twist and scurry across the landscape unpredictably in three dimensions. The map makes it all seem … Continue reading
Down the street from the Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg sits a two-story brick structure. Living historians, in first-person, debate the road to the American Revolution. But, who was George Wythe?
Ulysses S. Grant died on this date, at 8:03 a.m.. back in 1885.