Category Civil War Sites

Davis’ Brigade from Victory to Defeat – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s the incomparable Matt Atkinson giving a battle walk on Joseph Davis’s brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg. Joe Davis, of course, was Jefferson Davis’s nephew, and as Matt says, the “quintessential definition of the word nepotism.” It’s a shame it was a windy day. Advertisements

Recovering the USS Cairo

Here is the indomitable Edwin C. Bearss at the 2019 Longwood University symposium discussing the recovery and raising of the U.S.S. Cairo. Ed was intimately involved in that operation, and he has several photos to add to his recollections and reflections. He delivers this talk as only Ed Bearss can deliver a talk. The video’s […]

156th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

The National Park Service posted the schedule for this  year’s anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg. Who’s going to be there? Daily Ranger Guided Programs: Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3 Battlefield in a Box: An Overview Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and […]

Cold Harbor with Gordon Rhea

This is an excellent video from the American Battlefield Trust featuring Gordon Rhea discussing Cold Harbor. You have to watch this on Vimeo. Clicking on the “Watch on Vimeo” button will allow you to do that.

2019 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College begins their summer conference this Friday, June 14, 2019. As always, the lineup looks pretty good. Friday, June 14 Schedule for Friday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: The Political Crisis […]

The American Civil War Museum

The American Civil War Museum opened its new Tredegar facility to great fanfare. The New York Times covered it with this story. Writer Jamelle Bouie tells us, ” ‘This is a period of history that’s been so distorted for a variety of reasons,’ the museum’s chief executive, Christy Coleman, told me, ‘where memory has taken over […]

A Tour of the National Civil War Museum

Today I took a Members’ Tour of the archives and collection held in the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Curator Brett Kelley conducted the tour and gave us a wonderful inside view of what visitors don’t usually get to see. Our first stop was a set of artifacts from an Ohio soldier who […]