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Memories of the 150th – The Last March of the Iron Brigade

    There is a tendency at Gettysburg National Military Park when we finish a major project or complete a special event to immediately begin to think about and plan for the next project or event that is on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – Voices of the Battle

    Sometime on the night of July 1, or perhaps immediately after the battle, Colonel Charles Wainwright, who commanded the artillery brigade of the Union 1st Corps, recorded in his diary for July 1: “[I] breakfasted soon after sunrise, [and] … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – The Family Tent

    15 year old Albertus McCreary was a typical Gettysburg boy, and enjoyed “playing soldier” in his Union soldier’s hat. Believing that he was actually a member of the Union Army, Confederate soldiers almost took him prisoner, until his father … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – Battlefield Overview Hikes

    Our programming on the battlefield from July 1-4, during the 150th anniversary, may seem somewhat bewildering and overwhelming at a glance, but I assure you there is a method to our madness. If you have been following our blog … Continue reading

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International Perspectives on Gettysburg’s 150th: Civil War to Civil Rights

On March 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of State organized a foreign media visit to Gettysburg National Military Park to offer information about plans for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The group included … Continue reading

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Special 150th Gettysburg Battle Anniversary Junior Ranger Patch Available March 1

Beginning March 1st, young visitors to Gettysburg National Military Park can earn a special 150th anniversary Junior Ranger patch by completing activities in the Junior Ranger activity book.  This is an opportunity for our young visitors to have fun while … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: What’s in Store for the 150th? – Update

The following is a freshly updated list of special events and programs at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.  This includes many commemorative programs and events for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and President Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the Civil War 150th

Registration is now open for this March 14-16, 2013, conference sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park in partnership with the Civil War Institute.  “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th” will: Bring together a diverse assortment of scholars, public historians, … Continue reading

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