Category Civil War Sites

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 […]

They made history fighting in Virginia. Now these men are fighting to preserve their legacy

We have this article about USCT who fought at the battle of New Market Heights and their legacy. “A large swath of the New Market Heights Battlefield along Route 5 was rezoned for housing 20 years ago. … Recently a subdivision with about 700 homes and townhouses was going to rise on this spot. But […]

Sacred Trust 2022 Day Three

Today was the last day of the 2022 Sacred Trust lectures at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center. Matt Atkinson led things off, talking about “Hugh Reid Miller,” a member of the Mississippi Secession Convention and colonel of the 42nd Mississippi Infantry at Gettysburg, who was mortally wounded during Pickett’s Charge. As usual, his […]

Sacred Trust 2022 Day Two

Day Two of the Sacred Trust this year is in the books and it was great. We started with Jeffry Wert discussing the topic of his latest book, the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania. As usual, he went off on a number of tangents during his talk, befitting a former high school history teacher, but he’s […]

Don’t Give an Inch

This book by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher White, and Daniel Davis is another in the excellent “Emerging Civil War” series, this one a continuation of the examination of the battle of Gettysburg. This particular book focuses on July 2, 1863, the second day of the battle. Like all the other books in the series, the book […]

Fight Like the Devil

This book by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher White, and Daniel Davis is an introduction to the action on July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg. This is part of the excellent “Emerging Civil War” series of books. Like the other books in the series it contains a tour of the battlefield as well as excellent maps and illustrations […]

These Honored Dead

This book by Dr. Thomas A. Desjardin is a study of memory through the lens of Gettysburg. He tells us, “The truth about Gettysburg is buried beneath layer upon layer of flawed human memory and our attempt to fashion our past into something that makes our present a little easier to live in. The idea […]

Gettysburg National Military Park Announces Battle Anniversary Activities

The Gettysburg National Military Park posted the schedule for its anniversary activities for the battle of Gettysburg, 1-3 July. The three-day Battle of Gettysburg marked a turning point not only in the course of the American Civil War, but also for the future of the United States of America. Join National Park Service Rangers during […]