Monthly Archives: July 2012

What Happened to Gettysburg’s Confederate Dead?

Gettysburg National Military Park Rangers, interns, and volunteers are frequently asked a series of questions by visitors starting with:  Where are the Confederate dead buried?  Many of these visitors have walked through the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where they noticed the … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Monument Series – The Horse Hoof Question: An Enduring Myth

    Besides the myth that the Confederates blundered into battle at Gettysburg because they were looking for shoes, there is no more enduring Gettysburg legend than the one about the position of the horse hooves on the battlefield’s equestrian monuments. … Continue reading

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Go with a Licensed Battlefield Guide

Here at Gettysburg National Military Park we frequently get asked: “What is the best way to see the battlefield?”  Our answer is simple:  “With a Licensed Battlefield Guide!”  Since we are experiencing increases in visitation this year and expect even … Continue reading

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Faces of Gettysburg – Lieutenant William E. Harris, Company F, 45th North Carolina Infantry

   The 149th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is past and I thought this was an appropriate moment to reflect on the battle’s personal impact. Each casualty of that battle has its own story. We need to hear them … Continue reading

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