Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hubbub of Activity Surrounds Gettysburg’s Monuments and Cannon

They’ve been called the silent sentinels, but even they have needs. They are the 1320 monuments, markers, and memorials of Gettysburg National Military Park. The park’s monument preservation branch is working on numerous monuments throughout the park. These preservation maintenance … Continue reading

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Faces of Gettysburg – Courage

June 25, 2011     Burlington Cunningham was nicknamed “Burl” by his comrades. He enlisted as a private in Company K, 19th Indiana Infantry on July 29, 1861. The 19th became a part of the famous Iron Brigade. At the Battle … Continue reading

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Volunteers Make Gettysburg Click

On the morning of June 4,   326 volunteers descended on the Gettysburg battlefield for six and a half hours and they accomplished a HUGE amount of work.  The event was Gettysburg National Military Park’s biggest volunteer event of the year:  … Continue reading

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Faces of Gettysburg

I would like to make short vignettes of soldiers and civilians who were present at Gettysburg a semi-regular feature of this blog, both to post some of the hundreds of images that we have in the Gettysburg NMP collection, and … Continue reading

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