Monthly Archives: February 2013

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

Posted in Interpretive Programs, Museum and Visitor Center | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Long Road to Gettysburg: The Sixth Corps Epic March to Gettysburg

    Several years ago, my friend and fellow NPS ranger, Bill Halainen, along with a hiking friend, recreated the epic march of the Union 6th Corps to the Gettysburg battlefield on July 2.  I asked Bill if he would contribute … Continue reading

Posted in 6th Army Corps | Tagged , | 24 Comments

New Pedestrian Trail at Gettysburg

  Gettysburg National Military Park received special funding to address serious visitor safety concerns along Taneytown Road (State Route 134) within a core area of the battlefield.  More and more visitors are following walking trails and historic Hancock Avenue from the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Obituary of Alexander Cobean

There was nothing particularly remarkable about Alexander Cobean, certainly nothing to distinguish him from the thousands of other men that joined the cause of the Union in the spring of 1861. He was a school teacher from Ohio and at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments