Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Poet for the High Water Mark Dedication

Colonel John Badger Bachelder, known by many as “the government historian of the Battle of Gettysburg,” compiled voluminous correspondences with many of its participants. Among these letters is a curious one – a rejection from an elderly doctor to construct … Continue reading

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Long Remembered – A Downtown Walking Tour

By the early 1860s, Gettysburg was a town on the move. With a thriving wagon and carriage industry, a rich agricultural bounty, and multiple institutions of higher education, the town of 2,400 citizens was productive, cultured, and embracing the potentials … Continue reading

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Get Your Civil War Trading Cards

Wanna trade a Jeremiah Gage for your 9th Massachusetts Battery?  Oh, you haven’t picked up any Civil War trading cards at Gettysburg National Military Park yet?  Gettysburg has eight cards, with photos and stories about Amos Humiston; George Meade, Jeremiah Gage, … Continue reading

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The Emmanuel Harman Farm

On July 1 John Heiser, a fellow GNMP historian, and I, gave a three hour walking tour of the Emmanuel Harman (also spelled Harmon) farm. This past spring 95 acres of the old Harman farm – but more recently the … Continue reading

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