Tag Archives: Pickett’s Charge

The Enduring Might of Melody and Verse: Instrumental Pieces

We continue our look at music inspired by the Battle of Gettysburg, and today present two instrumental pieces: Pickett’s Charge March, and the Battle of Gettysburg.   Pickett’s Charge March While the Battle of Gettysburg was a defeat for the … Continue reading

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“Who Will You Follow?” – Pickett’s Charge and the Story of the Common Soldier: The Results

Last week we asked you to take part in an experiment. And hundreds of you did. We asked the readers of this blog, and our friends on Facebook, to help us shape one of our anniversary Battle Walks by selecting … 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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A Tradition of Military Teaching on the Gettysburg Battlefield

In its early years, Gettysburg National Military Park fell under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of War.  In addition to providing access for normal visitors, the War Department also quite naturally used the battlefield for all varieties of … Continue reading

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“My poor boy, Colonel!” The Story of Michael and Hezekiah Spessard

There are few more heart-rending stories from the Battle of Gettysburg than that of Captain Michael P. Spessard, a forty one year-old native of Craig County, Virginia, who commanded Company C, 28th Virginia Infantry in Garnett’s Brigade of Pickett’s Division, … Continue reading

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