Monthly Archives: July 2013

An Old Gettysburg Documentary

I haven’t found a documentary I’m completely happy with yet.  This one at least shows the battlefield. Part One: Part Two: Part Three: Advertisements

Don’t Get History from Politicians

Here is Maine’s Senator Angus King (Independent who caucuses with the Democrats) flubbing the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. Some examples: The Battle of Gettysburg was “probably the defining event in the history of our country.”  Yeah, that Declaration of Independence, Constitution, elections of presidents, Emancipation Proclamation, etc. didn’t define us as well as […]

Matt Atkinson on Perrin’s South Carolina Brigade

Another terrific battle walk with Matt Atkinson following Perrin’s Brigade at Gettysburg on July 1.   Part 1:   Part 2:

Crash Course in Civil War History

What do you think? Part 1: Part 2:

Whose Hallowed Ground? Farms That Became a Battlefield

This is Tom Vossler at AHEC speaking on the farms at Gettysburg.

Do They Believe Blacks Can Be Southerners?

Over at the Gift That Keeps On Giving, someone posted this story from 2012: http://www.wset.com/story/17241929/museum-of-the-confederacy-shows-history-of-african-americans   One individual’s response was, “why would we have ever thought it would show the south’s side , the winners always write their view” One wonders where this sentiment comes from.  From this perhaps?  “For the past 20 years, the […]

NPR on Licensed Battlefield Guides

Have you ever taken a tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide?  How was your experience? http://www.witf.org/arts-culture/2013/07/A-tour-with-a-Gettysburg-Licensed-Battlefield-Guide.php#ad-image-0