- Improving Water Quality on the Gettysburg Battlefield
- “The enemy were on the gun and limber…” Gunner John Norwood’s narrow escape at Gettysburg.
- Announcing the Great Task Youth Leadership Experience!
- The Curious Story of a Long Lost Valentine’s Day Poem
- Standing Where They Stood – Looking Through Windows in Time
Category Archives: Soldiers’ National Cemetery
On February 11, 1895, federal legislation created Gettysburg National Military Park. Yes, the park was created before there even was a “National Park Service”(created 21 years later in 1916). In fact one of the reasons I think the Gettysburg battlefield … Continue reading
First the good: Earlier this month Gettysburg National Military Park was honored when the head of our monument preservation team received a national award for excellence for the care of monuments, cannon, plaques, fences, headstones and signs. All the monuments … Continue reading
From June 7 through August 10, Gettysburg National Military Park will offer a variety of free ranger guided programs that explore the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the monuments of … Continue reading
This week we’ll look at another of Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2014 goals, the rehabilitation of North Cemetery Ridge Since 2009 the park and the Gettysburg Foundation have been implementing phases of this project to return key portions of the … Continue reading
About 8,000 people gathered near Gettysburg on November 19, 2013 for the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It was an impressive assemblage even by Gettysburg standards. In addition to … Continue reading
On Tuesday, November 19, Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP) marked the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, an event which was marked by Abraham Lincoln delivering his immortal Gettysburg Address. Thousands of people attended the 90-minute ceremony, … Continue reading
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. So President Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address at … Continue reading
As we near the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery and Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address it seems an appropriate time to reflect on the question of the president’s involvement in the dedication ceremony. Was he … Continue reading
Gettysburg National Military Park Rangers, interns, and volunteers are frequently asked a series of questions by visitors starting with: Where are the Confederate dead buried? Many of these visitors have walked through the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where they noticed the … Continue reading