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Operational Update – Spring 2017

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Improving Water Quality on the Gettysburg Battlefield

“We all live downstream.” You have probably heard this before and it is very true. The quality of the water we drink, the waters we swim in on a hot summer day and the waters we fish in is determined … Continue reading

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“The enemy were on the gun and limber…” Gunner John Norwood’s narrow escape at Gettysburg.

One of most harrowing stories of the battle of Gettysburg is the experience of the 9th Massachusetts Battery. Told again and again through publications and by the monuments that mark the battery’s position at the park, it’s near destruction adjacent … Continue reading

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Announcing the Great Task Youth Leadership Experience!

Attention Youth, Youth Leaders and Educators! Do want to make a difference in your community,  your school and in the lives of others? Gettysburg can help. The Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are very excited to announce … Continue reading

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The Curious Story of a Long Lost Valentine’s Day Poem

This Valentine’s Day poem comes from our archive collection…   Well! Thou art happy, and I feel That I should thus be happy too; For still my heart regard thy weal Warmly as it was wont to do. Thy sway’s … Continue reading

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Standing Where They Stood – Looking Through Windows in Time

The art of photography dates back nearly 200 years when men like Nicephore Niepce and Louis Daguerre (of Daguerreotype fame) were instrumental in establishing the art form in the 1820s and 1830s. In the early days of photography it would … Continue reading

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The 2017 Gettysburg National Military Park Seminar

A Contrast in Commanders: Meade, Lee, and Their Commands at Gettysburg May 12-14, 2017 Presented by The National Park Service, Gettysburg National Military Park, The Gettysburg Foundation, and the Harrisburg Area Community College No two men could have been more … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 2016: A Year in Review

Happy holidays! Here at Gettysburg National Military Park we want to wish all of you a special holiday with friends and family and all the best for the coming new year. As the National Park Service embarks on its second … Continue reading

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Here Men Died for their Country: In the Footsteps of the 136th New York

On October 16, 1888 the surviving veterans of the 136th New York Volunteers paraded south through the streets of Gettysburg to dedicate their new regimental monument. The ornately sculpted stone, depicting a war-torn tree trunk adorned with the accouterments of … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Stone Walls at Gettysburg

Since 2000, Gettysburg National Military Park has undertaken numerous and significant projects to rehabilitate the battlefield to its 1863 appearance.  Projects have included removal of non-historic trees, planting of wooded areas that no longer had trees, health cuts to improve … Continue reading

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