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Down Memory Lane at Gettysburg

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


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An Alfred Pleasonton Question

    The Pennsylvania Memorial contains bronze standing sculptures of President Lincoln, Pennsylvania war-time Governor Andrew Curtin, Major Generals George G. Meade, John F. Reynolds, Winfield Scott Hancock, David B. Birney, and Alfred Pleasonton, and Brigadier General David McM. Gregg.  I … Continue reading

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What the Goddess Sees and More: The View from the Top of the Pennsylvania Memorial

Earlier today, Gettysburg National Military Park’s monument preservation staff started a cleaning and washing project on the Pennsylvania State Memorial, the largest monument on the Gettysburg battlefield.  The work requires a 150 foot lift and the Gettysburg Foundation is covering … Continue reading

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