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Gettysburg Details – Rehabbing Cemetery Ridge

A few weeks ago we happily announced that National Park Service funding for Centennial projects will provide matching funds for a $1.3 million dollar project to rehabilitate Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg National Military Park.  The nonprofit Gettysburg Foundation will provide … Continue reading

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Trials and Triumphs: A New Opportunity to Explore the Abram Brian Farm

At the northern end of Hancock Avenue, almost at the very tip of Cemetery Ridge, is a small, inconspicuous, white-washed farmhouse.  With only two rooms, along with an upstairs loft, the home makes Lydia Leister’s more famous abode look downright … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Battle Anniversary: July 1-4, 2015

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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A Belated Apology

When the terrible shock of Lincoln’s assassination first echoed forth on the morning of April 15, 1865, carrying the word to an as-yet unknowing world, friend and foe alike took pause to reflect upon the meaning of it all. One … Continue reading

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How Not to Conduct a Reconnaissance: Capt. Samuel R. Johnston, July 2, 1863 – Part 2

This is the second installment of a two part series which examines the mystery and controversy surrounding the early morning reconnaissance of the Union position at Gettysburg conducted by Captain Samuel Johnston on July 2nd, 1863. Read the first part … Continue reading

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Bells Across the Land: The War Comes to an End

Sometime around 3:00 PM on April 9th, 1865 Robert E. Lee surrendered what was left of his once vaunted Army of Northern Virginia to the combined armies of the United States under Ulysses S. Grant. The front parlor of Wilmer … Continue reading

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Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Gettysburg

In the summer of 1933, some seventy years after generals Robert E. Lee and George G. Meade led their armies to Gettysburg, a new army arrived. Composed of young men, this new volunteer army was unlike any one created by … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Projects and Goals for 2015

We like to use this blog to provide updates on projects and goals for Gettysburg National Military Park.  This week we’ll take a look at  some of our top goals for the year : Little Round Top – Gettysburg National Military Park (GETT) is now developing … Continue reading

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How Not to Conduct a Reconnaissance: Capt. Samuel R. Johnston, July 2, 1863 – Part I

One of the enduring mysteries of the Gettysburg Campaign is the morning reconnaissance conducted by Captain Samuel R. Johnston. Johnston, at the behest of Robert E. Lee, was ordered to scout the position of left flank of the Army of … Continue reading

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Battle of Gettysburg from Above

The winter is a great time to visit the battlefield from a sight line perspective. Foliage is down allowing for unbroken views into the wooded slopes of Culp’s Hill, Little Round and Oak Hill. A layer of snow further accentuates … Continue reading

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