Monthly Archives: January 2012

Smart Parking Coming to Gettysburg this Summer

On the busiest days of the summer at Gettysburg National Military Park, parking lots at the Museum and Visitor Center can sometimes fill up.  And we haven’t even hit the 150th anniversary year yet.  Fortunately, thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of … Continue reading

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Who Shot J.R.? Part Three

    Four years after his letter to Samuel Bates about Reynolds’ death, in 1880, Joseph Rosengarten gave the keynote address for the presentation of the Ole Balling (a Dutch artist) portrait of General Reynolds to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Confederate Cannons, Yankee Church-Bells

    On West Confederate Avenue, located just to the north of the North Carolina Memorial, stands an interesting artillery piece. It is a 12-pounder, bronze, but cast in the Confederacy, at Memphis, Tennessee in 1862 by the firm of Quinby … Continue reading

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Romances of Gettysburg: Who Shot J. R.? Part Two

    Before we begin to examine the sources that document Reynolds death and explore what they reveal to us about who might have shot him, it will help those readers unfamiliar with this incident to briefly review the events leading … Continue reading

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