Monthly Archives: December 2011

Leaving a Legacy: Stewardship 150

In 2011 the Gettysburg Foundation launched Stewardship 150, a program to assist the National Park Service with preservation and education projects at Gettysburg National Military Park for this and future generations. Projects will help lay the groundwork for the commemoration … Continue reading

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Romances of Gettysburg – Who Shot J. R.?

    J. R. is, of course, Union General John F. Reynolds, the highest ranking officer to lose his life in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was killed early in the battle on July 1, soon after he made a crucial … Continue reading

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Update: The Cyclorama Building at Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) is continuing to prepare a document called the Cyclorama Building environmental assessment.  We have contracted with consultants at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) to further analyze the information received during the public scoping process in … Continue reading

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From The Library Files – “Consolidated Return of the Loss and Expenditure of Artillery and Artillery Material in the Battle of Gettysburg”

How is that for a title! Every so often I plan on pulling some document from our research library files to share with those who follow the blog and to explore what we can learn from it. This is rare document … Continue reading

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Protecting Gettysburg’s Grassland Habitat

Research shows that grassland birds and other grassland species are declining more than any other group of Pennsylvania species.  Many areas within Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) and Eisenhower National Historic Site (NHS) are grassland habitat — considered by many … Continue reading

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