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“Great in heart and mighty in valor” – General Gabriel Paul and his Mortal Wounding at Gettysburg

No other battle of the American Civil War claimed more generals’ lives than did the three-day fight at Gettysburg. At Antietam, fought in September 1862, six general officers fell either dead or fatally wounded. Six others died at Franklin, fought … Continue reading

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The Wheatfield: A Gettysburg National Military Park Battle Walk with Ranger John Hoptak

Every day throughout the summer months the staff of Gettysburg National Military Park lead visitors through the battlefield park on “Battle Walks.” These interpretive programs are a fantastic way to explore the battlefield in-depth and from the perspective of the … Continue reading

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“Who Will You Follow?” – Pickett’s Charge and the Story of the Common Soldier: The Results

Last week we asked you to take part in an experiment. And hundreds of you did. We asked the readers of this blog, and our friends on Facebook, to help us shape one of our anniversary Battle Walks by selecting … Continue reading

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The 2nd Day at Gettysburg with Gettysburg National Military Park Ranger Jim Flook

Every day throughout the summer the staff of Gettysburg National Military Park present dozens of free walks, talks, and hikes that explore and reflect on the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. These programs occur all over the … Continue reading

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Lincoln and the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg with Ranger John Hoptak

  The Soldiers’ National Cemetery is one of the truly iconic locations on the Gettysburg battlefield. Established as a result of the enormous loss of life and improper burial conditions after the July, 1863 battle, the cemetery is perhaps most … Continue reading

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“Who will you follow?” – Pickett’s Charge and the Story of the Common Soldier

July 3rd, 2014 will mark the 151st anniversary of Pickett’s Charge, the climactic moment of the battle of Gettysburg. The assault, which involved as many as 13,000 Confederate soldiers from the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 151st Anniversary Schedule

151st Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Commemoration The three day battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join … Continue reading

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Citizen Volunteers Inspire at Gettysburg

This week for three days, June 4 through June 6, leaders from across the country have gathered in Gettysburg for a summit to promote large scale national service, either military or civilian.  The effort is known as the Franklin Project, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Museum Collections Now Available Online

Researchers from all over the world can access the core of Gettysburg National Military Park’s collections remotely now that more than 40,000 images and catalog records for the Gettysburg collection are online. To see the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum Collections … Continue reading

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“So that none might be left or lost:” Reflections on Gettysburg’s Confederate Dead

As winter finally fades, we are reminded by the appearance of flowers and greenery that Memorial Day must inevitably be approaching.  There is always special meaning to the promise in the rebirth of spring, often nowhere more so than at … Continue reading

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