Monthly Archives: March 2013

International Perspectives on Gettysburg’s 150th: Civil War to Civil Rights

On March 22, 2013, the U.S. Department of State organized a foreign media visit to Gettysburg National Military Park to offer information about plans for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The group included … Continue reading

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The Quartermaster’s Tale

    A frequent misconception about the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg is that the armies departed by July 7 and left the civilians of Gettysburg with the job of cleaning up the battlefield and burying the dead. This is, … Continue reading

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Video, Demolition of Gettysburg’s Cyclorama building

“Remove the old Cyclorama Center and rehabilitate its site to reflect the historic setting of the battlefield.”  page 13 of a Gettysburg National Military Park draft development concept plan, April 1996.  WARNING: THIS BLOG CONTAINS AN UNFORGETTABLE VIDEO. CLICK THE PHOTO … Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Winter Storm Saturn or Springtime on Culp’s Hill

The Weather Channel is now in the habit of naming winter storms. The latest, dubbed “Winter Storm Saturn” was expected to sweep through Adams County dumping a solid 10 inches of snow across the battlefield. The Park Service and Gettysburg … Continue reading

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