Category Archives: Romances of Gettysburg

Romances of Gettysburg: Who Shot J. R.? Part Two

    Before we begin to examine the sources that document Reynolds death and explore what they reveal to us about who might have shot him, it will help those readers unfamiliar with this incident to briefly review the events leading … Continue reading

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Romances of Gettysburg – Who Shot J. R.?

    J. R. is, of course, Union General John F. Reynolds, the highest ranking officer to lose his life in the Battle of Gettysburg. He was killed early in the battle on July 1, soon after he made a crucial … Continue reading

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Romances of Gettysburg – Get Those Shoes, part 2

     1883 saw the publication of volume 3 of the Comte de Paris’s widely read History of the Civil War in America, which included an extensive treatment of Gettysburg (so popular that in 1886 the Gettysburg section was published … Continue reading

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The Romances of Gettysburg – Get Those Shoes

    I recently finished reading Stephen Sears Chancellorsville. One of the three appendices that accompany the book is titled “The Romances of Chancellorsville.” By romance Sears meant the fictions, the fables and yarns, that were spun up after the Battle … Continue reading

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