Tag Archives: Soldiers’ National Cemetery

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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Lincoln Speech Memorial Repair/Rehabilitation

The National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center just completed this project to address maintenance preservation issues associated with the Lincoln Speech Memorial in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg National Military Park. The Lincoln Speech Memorial is unique: it … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Great Address

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  So President Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address at … Continue reading

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A Burial in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

   His name was Clifford Henderson. He was from Ohio, served in the U.S. Army, but he did not serve in the Civil War, although he is buried in the Civil War section. Who was Clifford Henderson? Why was he … Continue reading

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