Category Archives: 20th New York State Militia

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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The Emmanuel Harman Farm

On July 1 John Heiser, a fellow GNMP historian, and I, gave a three hour walking tour of the Emmanuel Harman (also spelled Harmon) farm. This past spring 95 acres of the old Harman farm – but more recently the … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved? Part 3

Who are they?  These dead men.  To Alexander Gardner and most of us who have viewed this image over the years they are tragic and grotesque props on a terrible stage.  We view them with revulsion but also curiosity.  Yet … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved? Part 2

  A Mystery Solved? Part Two     In my last post I mentioned that my search to find where Gardner’s Union death studies were taken took me to the July 1 battlefield.  There was only place I thought might possibly … Continue reading

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A Mystery Solved? Part I

A Mystery Solved? – Part One From Scott Hartwig During my 31 years with the National Park Service at Gettysburg NMP it has remained a mystery where Alexander Gardner took his famous series of photographs of Union dead on the … Continue reading

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