Category Civil War Sites

Antietam 2022 Spring Hikes

The folks at the Antietam National Battlefield are well into their spring hike season. You can access the schedule here. [Begin quote] All hikes will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2-3 hours. The length of each programs is a little different, but plan on hiking at least 2 miles. Please wear proper […]

A Piece of My Mind: Hallowed ground?

This article crossed my feed. “A millennial friend of mine, touring the Gettysburg battlefield with me, asked, ‘Why are there all these memorials glorifying people who fought for such a terrible cause?’ It was a question I had never considered despite many visits to the battlefield.” Why, indeed? Not only did they fight for a […]

Gettysburg National Military Park Begins Spring Ranger Programs

The good folks at the Gettysburg National Military Park have announced their spring Ranger Programs. [Begin Quote] Ranger-led programs exploring the history of Gettysburg and its aftermath. All programs are free and open to the public. Saturday & Sunday only Gettysburg History Hike (90 minutes)Meet at Ranger Site 1, behind the Museum & Visitor CenterHike from […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – Gettysburg Roots: A Family, a Farm, and the Fight for Freedom

Here’s Jared Frederick giving a presentation on the Warfield Farm at Gettysburg and the Warfield family. The video’s description reads, “Once partially concealed by numerous postwar additions, the Civil War era homestead of Gettysburg blacksmith James Warfield and his family now stands revived to its 1860s appearance along the Millerstown Road. Rehabilitation efforts yielded as […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – Gettysburg’s Rebel Commissioner

Here’s Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn giving an excellent presentation on William Robbins, a former rebel who after the war became a commissioner at the newly created Gettysburg National Military Park. The video’s description reads, “William Robbins served within the ranks of the 4th Alabama Infantry and participated in the fighting at Gettysburg on July 2, […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – Framing the Fields

Here’s Supervisory Ranger Angie Atkinson with a great presentation on how the Gettysburg battlefield as we know it today came to be. The video’s description reads, “For many of us the battlefield and its features are ingrained in memory, and we have a hard time seeing this landscape as anything other than Gettysburg National Military […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – Camp Nelson and America’s Complicated Soul

Here’s Superintendent Ernie Price with an outstanding lecture on Camp Nelson National Monument. The video’s description reads, “Established as a supply depot and hospital during the Civil War for the U.S. Army, Camp Nelson became a large recruitment and training center for African American soldiers (USCTs), and a refugee camp for their wives and children. […]

Winter Lecture 2022 – Commemorating the Battle of Gettysburg at 100

Here’s Professor Jill Ogline Titus of Gettysburg College giving a great presentation on the commemoration of the battle of Gettysburg during the Centennial of the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Jill Titus, Associate Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, will explore the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and […]

Little Round Top and Devil’s Den to Close for Repairs and Renovation

In case you haven’t heard, Gettysburg National Military Park will close Little Round Top soon for up to 18 months to repair several places that were affected by erosion and to set up new paths and areas to protect the resource from future erosion. Devil’s Den will join Little Round Top in closing for repairs […]

Archaeologists Take on Culp’s Hill

This article tells us about some recent archaeological work on Culp’s Hill at the Gettysburg National Military Park. “Steps from remains of Union earthworks and within sight of the ‘God Tree,’ Gettysburg National Military Park archaeologist Erik Kreusch and two volunteers sweep metal detectors over deep-brown earth. ‘Beep, beep, beeepppp ….’ A pricey machine squeals, announcing the presence of metal […]