Category Archives: Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Ranger programs at Gettysburg begin June 7

From June 7 through August ­­10, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free ranger guided programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the monuments of … Continue reading

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Battlefield Rehab continues on Gettysburg’s Cemetery Ridge

This week we’ll look at another of Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2014 goals, the rehabilitation of North Cemetery Ridge   Since 2009 the park and the Gettysburg Foundation have been implementing phases of this project to return key portions of the … 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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The Gettysburg Address, 150 Years Later

On Tuesday, November 19, Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) marked the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, an event which was marked by Abraham Lincoln delivering his immortal Gettysburg Address.  Thousands of people attended the 90-minute ceremony, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Great Address

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  So President Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address at … Continue reading

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Was Lincoln an Afterthought?

    As we near the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the question of the president’s involvement in the dedication ceremony. Was he … Continue reading

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What Happened to Gettysburg’s Confederate Dead?

Gettysburg National Military Park Rangers, interns, and volunteers are frequently asked a series of questions by visitors starting with:  Where are the Confederate dead buried?  Many of these visitors have walked through the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where they noticed the … Continue reading

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A Burial in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

   His name was Clifford Henderson. He was from Ohio, served in the U.S. Army, but he did not serve in the Civil War, although he is buried in the Civil War section. Who was Clifford Henderson? Why was he … Continue reading

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