Category Battles

2018 Winter Lecture Series – Early at the Gates: The Battle of Fort Stevens

Here’s Ranger Steve Phan of the Civil War Defenses of Washington giving an outstanding presentation on Jubal Early’s attack on Washington at the Battle of Fort Stevens in 1864. This was part of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park. The video’s description reads, “The role of the fortifications around Washington, […]

The Cannonade: July 3, 1863 – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Bert Barnett

Here’s Ranger Bert Barnett giving an excellent battle walk filled with artillery information on the great cannonade preceding the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge on July 3, 1863.

Valley of Death: Plum Run on July 2, 1863 – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Chuck Teague

Here’s Ranger Chuck Teague with one of the first battle walks of 2018 at Gettysburg National Military Park. He covers the action along Plum Run by Devil’s Den and in the Valley of Death just to the west of Little Round Top on July 2, 1863.

Joseph R. Davis’ Brigade on July 3 – Anniversary Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson conducting an outstanding [as usual] battle walk on July 3, 2018 following the steps of Joseph Davis’ brigade during the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge.

The Last Stand

Here’s author Nathaniel Philbrick talking about his book, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This is a pretty good presentation on the June 25, 1876 battle also known as “Custer’s Last Stand.” The video’s description reads, “National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick, recounts the Battle of Little Bighorn that took […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Five

The final day of the 2018 CWI was Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We started the day with breakout tours in the footsteps of different soldiers and civilians at Gettysburg. Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey of Gettysburg College led an “Embattled Civilians” tour. Professor Keith Bohannon of the University of West Georgia led a tour covering “Alexander […]

2018 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Day Four

Monday, June 25, 2018 was a day for our full tours. Dennis Frye, formerly of the Harpers Ferry Historical Site, led the “In the Footsteps of John Brown” tour. Ranger John Hennessy of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park and Professor Brooks Simpson of Arizona State University co-led the “Second Manassas” tour. Garry Adelman […]