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- Standing Where They Stood – Looking Through Windows in Time
Category Archives: Army of the Potomac
Gettysburg National Military Park monument preservation staff placed a new carved granite arm for the 11th Massachusetts Infantry onto its pedestal on the battlefield earlier today (on Thursday, April 11, 2013). The work started at approximately 8 a.m. and was … Continue reading
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
This January GNMP began a new program for the 150th anniversary through Facebook that we call the “52 Footsteps Facebook Challenge.” Each week a new historical personality associated with Gettysburg and the Civil War is introduced and readers are … Continue reading
When infantry of Pickett’s division began to pour over the stone wall at the Angle during the climatic moments of Pickett’s Charge, the three right companies of the 69th Pennsylvania, whose right flank was threatened by the Confederate movement, … Continue reading
How were men taken prisoner during the battle? How did the armies process the POW’s they captured and move them from the battlefield to prisons in the North and South? And what was the experience of those captured in … Continue reading
The Pennsylvania Memorial contains bronze standing sculptures of President Lincoln, Pennsylvania war-time Governor Andrew Curtin, Major Generals George G. Meade, John F. Reynolds, Winfield Scott Hancock, David B. Birney, and Alfred Pleasonton, and Brigadier General David McM. Gregg. I … Continue reading
1st Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing is possibly the most famous 1st Lieutenant of the Battle of Gettysburg, perhaps of the Civil War. There is now a good chance that Cushing, who was killed on July 3 during Pickett’s Charge, … Continue reading
The stories of Gettysburg’s soldiers and civilians are individually unique and compelling. Their lives after the battle can yield surprising conundrums. The brothers Frederick and Adolph Cavada present an unexpected connection between the Battle of Gettysburg and a war … Continue reading
Gettysburg National Military Park’s monument preservation branch has been working on restoration of the 11th Massachusetts Infantry monument, which was damaged by vandals in February 2006. The arm with its bronze sword was the primary symbol of the Massachusetts coat of arms … Continue reading
He went by Frank rather than Francis or Ashbury. When he died on April 30, 1911, Earl Rodgers, Wallar’s former commander of old Company I, 6th Wisconsin, recalled; “Wallar was one of the few soldiers who at no time … Continue reading