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Joshua Chamberlain, Little Round Top, and the Memorial That Never Was

A few months ago, prior to the arrival of the frigid weather we are now enjoying, I had the pleasure of bringing a group of visitors around Little Round Top. It was a fairly predictable tour. We visited the requisite … Continue reading

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Addressing challenges at Little Round Top

Each year Gettysburg National Military Park identifies goals to accomplish in the coming twelve months.  For our current fiscal year, which ends October 1, 2014, we are working on four projects: Little Round Top Rehabilitation / Environmental Assessment; Cultural Landscape Report … Continue reading

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The Confusing Case of the 80th New York Volunteers- 20th N.Y.S.M.

One of the more attractive New York monuments on the battlefield has to be the 80th New York Volunteers-20th New York State Militia monument on Reynolds Avenue. A pre-war organization that mustered into Federal service in 1861, the “Ulster Guard”- … Continue reading

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“You Never Know What the Shift Might Bring”

Student Ride-Alongs create deep connections between a younger generation and our national parks   One of the rewarding parts of the Protection Rangers’ job at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Park is working with our local communities … Continue reading

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It Has Been an Honor

We recently received our annual statistical report from WordPress about this blog. In 2013 we produced 46 posts which received approximately 160,000 views. Since we started the blog in May 2011, we have written 130 posts, including this one, and … Continue reading

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“On My Watch”

  Looking back, I am proud to report that significant progress was made at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site on my watch.  I arrived in March of 2010 with two key goals in mind.  I had … Continue reading

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The Lee Controversy of 1903

Monuments and memorials seem to breed controversy. Take for example a current battle brewing in Florida over a proposed monument to Union soldiers killed in the battle of Olustee.  Or you could turn your gaze to Washington D.C. where battles … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Triumphs with First Prescribed Fire

The first prescribed fire ever at Gettysburg National Military Park took place October 30, and was an unqualified success.  National Park Service (NPS) fire specialists burned 13 acres of fields on the historic Snyder farm, in the southern portion of … Continue reading

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NPS Winter Lecture Series 2014 – The Civil War in 1864

Our annual Winter Lecture Series kicks off on Saturday, January 4 and continues until Sunday, March 9. These free, hour long lectures will explore subjects and themes relating to the Civil War in the year 1864. Lectures take place on … Continue reading

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A Few Trifling Remarks: Edward Everett and his Gettysburg Address

About 8,000 people gathered near Gettysburg on November 19, 2013 for the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It was an impressive assemblage even by Gettysburg standards. In addition to … Continue reading

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