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Gettysburg’s Forgotten Governor: Conrad Baker

The town of Gettysburg abounds with stories of interesting people who fought for both the North and the South during the American Civil War.  Many of these stories have been told by historians and educators since the end of the … Continue reading

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Update – Addressing challenges at Little Round Top – the planning process continues

Little Round Top is one of the most visited landscapes within Gettysburg National Military Park.  A broad area around the summit with numerous cultural landscape features is subjected to a tremendous amount of pedestrian and vehicular traffic throughout the year. … Continue reading

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Winter Lecture Series 2015 – The War in 1865 and Beyond

Winter’s cold does not deter Gettysburg’s rangers from continuing to study and develop programs on the meaning, significance, and impact of the battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. From January through early March, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer … Continue reading

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Lincoln Speech Memorial Repair/Rehabilitation

The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center just completed this project to address maintenance preservation issues associated with the Lincoln Speech Memorial in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park. The Lincoln Speech Memorial is unique: it … Continue reading

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Cushing and the Medal

For anyone with even a passing interest in the American Civil War or the battle of Gettysburg, the fact that Alonzo Cushing was just awarded the Medal of Honor is old news. President Barack Obama conferred it today in a … Continue reading

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Civil War Connection

October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This initiative was originally begun on the Federal level at the end of World War II, with thousands of disabled ex-GI’s who were then seeking some sort of re-entry into society, on … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenery: Gettysburg’s Cannon Shop

In an out-of-the-way industrial building in Gettysburg, National Park Service preservation workers grind it out, day after day. Literally. This blog post explores Gettysburg National Military Park’s cannon carriage restoration shop. More than 1300 monuments mark the fields at Gettysburg … Continue reading

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James Jackson’s Civil War: The Story of a Confederate Colonel Accused of Cowardice at Gettysburg – Part II

Continued from Part I of James Jackson’s Civil War: The Story of a Confederate Colonel Accused of Cowardice at Gettysburg. It is extremely difficult to make sense of Colonel James Jackson’s performance at Gettysburg. The letter he wrote to his … Continue reading

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James Jackson’s Civil War: The Story of a Confederate Colonel Accused of Cowardice at Gettysburg – Part I

Wearily, the suffering, young veteran sat up in bed; then, slowly, he rose to his feet.  Colonel James Washington Jackson was only 33 years old but the war had wrecked him, left him broken. A few years earlier he was … Continue reading

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The Neinstedt 1 Fire at Gettysburg

Final preparations are underway for the prescribed fire at Gettysburg National Military Park that will take place Tuesday, October 7, weather permitting. National Park Service (NPS) fire specialists will burn 30 acres northwest of the intersection of United States Avenue … Continue reading

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