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Joshua Chamberlain, Little Round Top, and the Memorial That Never Was

A few months ago, prior to the arrival of the frigid weather we are now enjoying, I had the pleasure of bringing a group of visitors around Little Round Top. It was a fairly predictable tour. We visited the requisite … Continue reading

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The Repair of the 11th Massachusetts Infantry monument at Gettysburg

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

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Gettysburg Monument Series – The Horse Hoof Question: An Enduring Myth

    Besides the myth that the Confederates blundered into battle at Gettysburg because they were looking for shoes, there is no more enduring Gettysburg legend than the one about the position of the horse hooves on the battlefield’s equestrian monuments. … Continue reading

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“You don’t go to Gettysburg with a shovel… It’s all about respect.”

Last weekend was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Being a lover of history, the Titanic disaster has always interested me since I was a young boy. On April 4th, I happened to catch … Continue reading

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