Category Civil War Sites

National Park Service Announces Schedule for Gettysburg 160th Anniversary

The National Park Service announced the schedule of their programs for the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Daily Ranger Guided Programs & Events (July 1 – 3, 2023) David Wills House Museum (Open 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday – Monday)Explore the home of David and Catherine Wills and visit the place where Abraham […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Christopher Gwinn

Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn, the Chief of Interpretation at Gettysburg National Military Park, never fails to deliver a great presentation, as you can see from this excellent discussion of the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg, which included a massive reunion of Civil War veterans. The video’s description reads, “Seventy-five years after the Battle […]

Grant, Slavery, and Saint Louis

This is a great discussion with Nick Sacco of the US Grant National Historic Site on Grant and slavery. Nick is an outstanding historian and is an expert on US Grant. The video’s description reads, “Join historian Nick Sacco from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site as he discusses a new exhibit he’s created […]

2022 Lincoln Forum – Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg

In this presentation from the 2022 Lincoln Forum, Christopher Oakley discusses the results of his analysis of where Lincoln stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. The video’s description reads, “Historian Christopher Oakley talked about how he used 3D technology with period photographs to reveal where Lincoln stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863. […]

Winter Lecture Series 2023: What the Ground Lay Bare: Archeology at Little Round Top and Devils Den

This is a discussion of preliminary results of an archaeological study of Little Round Top while it’s being restored. The video’s description reads, “Gettysburg National Military Park has been rehabilitating both the Devil’s Den as well as the Little Round Top. Archeologists have been conducting metal detector sweeps of areas where ground disturbance was anticipated. […]

Winter Lecture Series 2023: The Great Reunion of 1913

Here’s John Heiser with his typically terrific lecture as part of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Winter Lecture Series, talking about the reunion of veterans at the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “In the summer of 1913, Pennsylvania invited thousands of Union and Confederate veterans to come to Gettysburg to […]

Winter Lecture Series 2023: Little Round Top: The Vision Place of Souls

Supervisory Rnager Chris Gwinn discusses Little Round Top in this lecture. The video’s description reads, “It is the most famous hill in American history. For 160 years Americans have been captivated by the story of Little Round Top and the desperate fighting that took place there on the afternoon of July 2, 1863. Ranger Christopher […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Garry E. Adelman

Here’s Garry Adelman giving a typically excellent presentation at the 2022 Sacred Trust Talks. He discusses Devil’s Den and the stories about it. The video’s description reads, “Known for mythical tales of sharpshooters and ghosts, Devil’s Den was in fact a fierce battleground for which more than 5,000 men fought. But by 1895, Devil’s Den […]

A Lingering Gettysburg Battle: Where Did Lincoln Stand?

This article reports on research to determine where Lincoln actually stood when he delivered the Gettysburg Address. “Four score and 79 years ago this Saturday, Abraham Lincoln stood up in the newly dedicated cemetery for Union soldiers who fell at Gettysburg and delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. The speech, which […]

2022 Dedication Day and Remembrance Day

This year, with November 19 falling on Saturday, Dedication Day, commemorating the Gettysburg Battlefield’s National Cemetery’s dedication in 1863, along with Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Remembrance Day, an annual parade of Civil War reenactors, are on the same day, making for a long day. Remembrance Day parking and closures 2022. NOTE: More roads will […]