Monthly Archives: March 2012

Romances of Gettysburg – The Barlow-Gordon Incident, Part 2

    Who was Clarkson Nott Potter? He is important to unraveling the Barlow-Gordon story, for it was at his Washington, D.C. residence that John B. Gordon says he met Francis C. Barlow again, sixteen years after the Battle of Gettysburg. … Continue reading

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A Tradition of Military Teaching on the Gettysburg Battlefield

In its early years, Gettysburg National Military Park fell under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of War.  In addition to providing access for normal visitors, the War Department also quite naturally used the battlefield for all varieties of … Continue reading

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Romances of Gettysburg – The Barlow-Gordon Incident

    It is perhaps the most well known human-interest story of the Battle of Gettysburg; Confederate Brigadier General John B. Gordon, his troops in pursuit of the retreating Federal soldiers of the 11th Corps on the afternoon of July 1, … Continue reading

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Amphibians: Then and Now.

The Civil War generated countless journal and diary entries and in some cases these journals documented the natural world that surrounded the soldiers on both sides of the war. The following is an excerpt from Kelby Ouchely’s “Flora and Fauna … Continue reading

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Eliza W. Farnham – An Unsung Heroine of Gettysburg

    Eliza W. Farnham was a woman who did not just advocate for reform and help to the poor and dispossessed. She lived her beliefs – vigorously. Born in 1815 in Rensselaerville, New York, she spent part of her life … Continue reading

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