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:
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
The Confederates Occupy Then Burn Carlisle Barracks
Dr. Richard Sommers, Chief Historian at the Army Heritage and Education Center, on Ewell’s occupation of Carlisle Barracks, followed by JEB Stuart’s decision to burn Carlisle Barracks during the Gettysburg Campaign.
JEB Goes to Carlisle
Steve Knott is an instructor at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks. He’s got a couple minor historical facts messed up, but overall a good job. What do you think of JEB Stuart’s ride?
New Jersey Day at Gettysburg
Saturday, June 20, was New Jersey Day at Gettysburg. It started off with a dedication ceremony at the 7th New Jersey Monument. I had a big problem with the flag bearer holding the National Colors. He spent most of the ceremony with the colors dipped, including during the National Anthem. If he couldn’t hold the […]