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Summer at Gettysburg: 2016 Ranger Programs

Today marks the beginning of the interpretive summer season at Gettysburg National Military Park. From today until August 14, the rangers and historians at Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a daily schedule of free ranger guided programs that bring to … Continue reading

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Veteran J. Thompson Brown, the Virginia Monument and General Lee

The 76 year-old Confederate veteran could hardly contain himself as he answered a letter from his Union friend Henry Moyer of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Moyer had been corresponding with the man for several years and his latest letter included a very troubling clipping … Continue reading

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The 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

The three day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join Park Rangers and Licensed Battlefield Guides during the … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness – Gettysburg’s Commemorative Landscape

The thousands of monuments, markers, and memorials continue to bear witness to the experiences of individuals associated with the battle of Gettysburg and are a testament to how the battlefield has become a stage for the reconciliation of a once-divided … Continue reading

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“A Very Great Injustice” – Wagons, Monuments, and the 84th Pennsylvania

No one could say that the 84th Pennsylvania was not a hard fighting regiment. From the time the unit mustered in on the 21st day of December 1861 to the moment the shattered remnants of the regiment stacked their arms … Continue reading

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“Where that Flag Stood was an Ordeal of Death”: Sergeant William Lilly and the 149th New York Infantry on Culp’s Hill

On September 18, 1892, veterans of the 149th New York Volunteer Infantry met once again upon the battlefield of Gettysburg in south-central Pennsylvania. As with many veterans groups who returned to Gettysburg years after the battle, their purpose that day … Continue reading

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Gettysburg: A Powerful Partnership

The National Park Service is currently considering a proposal from the Gettysburg Foundation to increase fees at the Museum and Visitor Center and some other activities and attractions within Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.  To learn … Continue reading

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Winged Victory: A Closer Look at the Pennsylvania Memorial

One day, while giving a tour of the field of Pickett’s Charge, I kept referring to the Union artillery line of Lt. Col. Freeman McGilvery.  For much of July 2 & 3, 1863 McGilvery’s guns occupied the long stretch of … Continue reading

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The Battlefield Foray 2016: Spring Arrives in Gettysburg

Over the past two days Gettysburg National Military Park hosted the inaugural “Battlefield Foray,” a series of free hikes and walks that traversed nearly the entirety of the park. It was a great way to welcome the return of spring to south-central Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Conspicuous Gallantry, ‘Medal of Honor’ Spotlight Exhibit opens today

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of one’s life above and beyond the call of duty. – Medal of Honor Citation The new Spotlight Exhibit in the lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is … Continue reading

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