Monthly Archives: January 2013

Seven steps to prepare for your visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield

Staff at Gettysburg National Military Park are hard at work this week putting together details for the upcoming battle anniversary’s special interpretive programs: Key Moment Programs, Overview Hikes, Battlefield Experience Programs, Voices Programs, Living History Camps and Demonstrations, the Family … Continue reading

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Scrap Drive 1942

    Many of us have heard of the scrap drives during the Second World War. To build the enormous number of tanks, ships, planes, and other equipment with which the United States Military fought the war required massive amounts of … Continue reading

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In the Footsteps of Sergeant Hamlin, 1st Minnesota Infantry

    This January GNMP began a new program for the 150th anniversary through Facebook that we call the “52 Footsteps Facebook Challenge.” Each week a new historical personality associated with Gettysburg and the Civil War is introduced and readers are … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Battle Summary: What Happened Where the Cyclorama Building is Now?

Even before the battle spread to North Cemetery Ridge on July 2 its importance was recognized by the high command of the Union army.  On July 1, the adjoining Cemetery Hill had been occupied by a reserve force as key … Continue reading

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Cleaning of the Gettysburg Cyclorama Painting Includes an Opportunity to Watch

  Beginning Monday, January 7, the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting will be getting a routine cleaning and the public is invited to watch. The Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service invite visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and … Continue reading

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