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November 1863: Giving Thanks in the Midst of War

Setting aside a day to give thanks is an American tradition deeply rooted in the history of our country. Every year, many look back to the Pilgrim’s and their arrival in Massachusetts as the beginning of the holiday we now … Continue reading

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“‘Such Then Is The Decision’: General Meade and the July 2nd Council of War”

We’re honored today to feature Dr. Jennifer Murray, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, as a special guest contributor. Dr. Murray served as an Interpretive Ranger at Gettysburg for many years, and was recently awarded the prestigious Bachelder-Coddington Award for … Continue reading

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Winter Lectures and More! Winter Programming at Gettysburg National Military Park

While most people come in the summer, winter is a great time to visit and explore Gettysburg National Military Park. On January 9, 2016, the annual Winter Lecture Series begins. Featuring some of the best National Park Service Rangers and … Continue reading

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Centennial Champions at Gettysburg and Eisenhower

This week’s blog takes a look at some of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site’s “Centennial Champions,” a special group of employees who brainstormed and implemented programs and events to engage new audiences for 100th birthday of … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park Just Got a Little Bigger

During the early morning hours of July 3rd, 1863, Confederate skirmishers and sharpshooters stealthily made their way along the boulder strewn east bank of Rock Creek, across the farm of C. Zephaniah Tawney. These men, mostly members of the 2nd … Continue reading

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An Unflinching Look at the Aftermath of Battle: Sgt. Michael Schroyer Remembers Culp’s Hill

Every once in a while a primary account of the Battle of Gettysburg surfaces where the writer’s candidness and honesty just “grabs” me.  One such narrative is the History of Company “G”, 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry by Michael S. Schroyer.  … Continue reading

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The Grand Reunion of 1888

The Great Reunion of 1913, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, is often seen as a time of reconciliation. The nation had engaged in the Spanish-American War (1898) that saw the two sections coming together to confront … Continue reading

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Gettysburg is Calling all Fourth Graders!

From sea to shining sea, our country is home to inspiring landscapes, vibrant waterways, and historic treasures that all Americans can enjoy. The Every Kid in a Park initiative enables every U.S. fourth grader and his or her family to … Continue reading

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These Honored Dead: Gettysburg’s Pearl Harbor Connection

Many visitors who come to Gettysburg National Military Park want to see where President Lincoln delivered his 272-word Gettysburg Address, and rightly so. It is one of the most popular speeches ever given in American history. Park rangers and volunteers … Continue reading

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These Honored Dead: Pvt. Albert Lentz – The First Soldier from Adams County to Die in the Great War

On the evening of March 24, 1921, the residents of Gettysburg anxiously awaited the arrival of a train that was headed west. Nearly sixty years before, they had awaited an incoming train that was carrying President Abraham Lincoln, who was … Continue reading

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