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“On My Watch”

  Looking back, I am proud to report that significant progress was made at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site on my watch.  I arrived in March of 2010 with two key goals in mind.  I had … Continue reading

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Memories of the 150th – The Last March of the Iron Brigade

    There is a tendency at Gettysburg National Military Park when we finish a major project or complete a special event to immediately begin to think about and plan for the next project or event that is on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – Voices of the Battle

    Sometime on the night of July 1, or perhaps immediately after the battle, Colonel Charles Wainwright, who commanded the artillery brigade of the Union 1st Corps, recorded in his diary for July 1: “[I] breakfasted soon after sunrise, [and] … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – The Family Tent

    15 year old Albertus McCreary was a typical Gettysburg boy, and enjoyed “playing soldier” in his Union soldier’s hat. Believing that he was actually a member of the Union Army, Confederate soldiers almost took him prisoner, until his father … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – Living History – The Armies Return to Gettysburg

    In his June 27, 1863 letter to his wife, Lt. Colonel Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry posed a question- “Our marches have been long and tiresome. What do you think of trudging along all day in a … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – Battlefield Overview Hikes

    Our programming on the battlefield from July 1-4, during the 150th anniversary, may seem somewhat bewildering and overwhelming at a glance, but I assure you there is a method to our madness. If you have been following our blog … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – July 3 Battlefield Experience Programs

Fateful Decision – Lee and Longstreet on July 3     In reporting the operations of the Army of Northern Virginia on July 3, General Robert E. Lee wrote that “The general plan was unchanged. Longstreet, reinforced by Pickett’s three brigades, … Continue reading

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Gettysburg 150th – July 2 Battlefield Experience Programs

    Captain Samuel R. Johnston was an imposing man in his time. He stood 6 feet 2 ½ inches in height with a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair. Before the war he worked as a civil engineer in … Continue reading

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