Monthly Archives: August 2011

Demolition Crews at Work on the Gettysburg Battlefield

The stars have aligned at Gettysburg allowing the park to move forward this month with the demolition of ten nonhistoric structures at various sites within Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP). The economic slowdown of the last three years has resulted in … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Music Muster

How important was music during the Civil War? Drumbeats originally served two purposes: to tell soldiers what to do, and to keep them in step. Drum calls issued commands to soldiers, while other drumbeats with fife accompaniments helped soldiers march. … Continue reading

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Bullets in trees, and a monument ROAD TRIP

Hello from a busy battlefield!  We are in the last week of our full slate of summer programs, folks.  Beginning this Sunday, August 14, the park’s outstanding interpretive staff will continue to offer free guided walks, talks, and tours, but … Continue reading

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