Category Civil War Sites

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 […]

John Buford at Gettysburg

Here’s historian Eric Wittenberg leading an excellent tour of sites related to Brigadier General John Buford’s actions at Gettysburg.

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day Three

The third and final day of the Civil War Institute’s fall program was a terrific experience. We began with Ranger Dan Vermilyea discussing the North Carolina monument. He discussed the unveiling of the monument and the speeches at the unveiling. The monument was draped with the American Flag prior to its unveiling. Next, Supervisory Ranger […]

#MoreHistory2021 at Gettysburg

Today, September 18, was the #MoreHistory2021 event. Gettysburg National Military Park participated. The first location was at Tour Stop 6, Pitzer’s Woods, near the Mississippi and Louisiana monuments. Rangers Chris Gwinn and Barbara Sanders were there with some primary sources. Included was an excerpt from Mississippi’s Declaration of Causes for Secession, identifying protection of slavery […]

#MOREHISTORY2021

As this post tells us, from 12PM to 2PM this Saturday, September 18 2021, historians across the country will participate in “#MoreHistory2021, a nationwide collaborative demonstration of good history in public.” As the post tells us, “#MoreHistory2021 aims to link history educators across institutional boundaries, to illuminate aspects of Civil War Era history that are […]

Families of Robert E. Lee and enslaved people unite to tell a more inclusive history together

This segment from CBS This Morning looks at the reopening of Arlington Mansion after renovation and brings together descendants of R. E. Lee and descendants of the people enslaved at Arlington. The video’s description reads, “For the first time in three years, visitors can return inside Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, atop Arlington […]

Antietam National Battlefield 2021 Battle Anniversary Schedule

The good folks at the Antietam National Battlefield have published their 2021 anniversary schedule. Thursday, September 16th Prelude to Battle – A battlefield hike that will look at the events that unfolded throughout the afternoon and evening of September 16, 1862. Meet at the New York State Monument, 6pm, for this 90 minute hike. Friday, September […]

Ranger Programs are Back at Gettysburg NMP

Ranger programs are back at Gettysburg National Military Park. You can plan your visit with this schedule. Daily Ranger-led hikes, walks, and talks that explore the people and places that made history at Gettysburg. All programs are free and open to the public. Gettysburg History Hike: 3 Days in 90 Minutes (90 minutes)Meet at Ranger Site […]

Virtual CWI 2021 Day Three

The third day of the conference, June 13, consisted of a prerecorded discussion of the battle of Antietam on the Antietam battlefield with Scott Hartwig, who just completed his second volume of his history of the battle of Antietam. It should appear in one to two years. Kudos to the CWI staff and to their […]

House Where Lincoln Died

Here’s author James Swanson giving us a tour of the Peterson House, which is the house across the street from Ford’s Theatre and is the house where Lincoln died. The video’s description reads, “James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot […]