Monthly Archives: October 2011

“It has been stirring times with us lately” – The Letters of Samuel Hodgman, 7th Michigan Infantry, part 1

    A recent acquisition to the park library is a collection of letters written during the war by Samuel Chase Hodgman, a Michigan resident and soldier who served in the 7th Michigan Infantry. The letters he penned to his mother, father, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: The Burden of Maintenance

If you’re in the midst of household clean-up projects this fall, take a moment to imagine the magnitude of taking care of 1320 monuments, 410 cannon, 148 historic structures,  33 miles of paved historic avenues and roadways, 8 miles of … Continue reading

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Romances of Gettysburg – Get Those Shoes, part 2

     1883 saw the publication of volume 3 of the Comte de Paris’s widely read History of the Civil War in America, which included an extensive treatment of Gettysburg (so popular that in 1886 the Gettysburg section was published … Continue reading

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Anniversary Programs Take Shape For 2013

Many exciting events and programs are being planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in 2013.  This is an early look at the current slate of Gettysburg National Military Park events.  … Continue reading

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The Romances of Gettysburg – Get Those Shoes

    I recently finished reading Stephen Sears Chancellorsville. One of the three appendices that accompany the book is titled “The Romances of Chancellorsville.” By romance Sears meant the fictions, the fables and yarns, that were spun up after the Battle … Continue reading

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