Monthly Archives: August 2012

An Alfred Pleasonton Question

    The Pennsylvania Memorial contains bronze standing sculptures of President Lincoln, Pennsylvania war-time Governor Andrew Curtin, Major Generals George G. Meade, John F. Reynolds, Winfield Scott Hancock, David B. Birney, and Alfred Pleasonton, and Brigadier General David McM. Gregg.  I … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Cyclorama Building Environmental Assessment Available Now for Comment

Gettysburg National Military Park has posted an environmental assessment for the Final Disposition of the Gettysburg Cyclorama Building.  The document is now available at  for review and public comment.  The comment period ends September 21, 2012.   The National Park … Continue reading

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Sergeant Duckett’s Hat

There is a gleam in his eye; the slight smile partially obscured by his goatee reveals a certain smugness under that old weather beaten, bullet-torn hat, a relic of his service in a war fought fifty years before when he … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Orchards get some TLC

The National Park Service’s Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation provided Gettysburg National Military Park with 13 youth from their landscape management program, Branching Out, to assist the park with orchard management. Branching Out engages young people in learning the concepts … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Music Muster

     How important was music during the Civil War? Fife music was popular because the shrill tone of the fife could be heard well above the rumbling of cannon and the other noises on the battlefield. Buglers were crucial on … Continue reading

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