Category Gettysburg

Gettysburg and Vicksburg as Turning Points

Here’s Ranger Matt Atkinson giving a very entertaining presentation on Vicksburg and Gettysburg as turning points in the Civil War. More accurately, he’s considering which had a greater impact on the war. The video’s description reads, “Matt Atkinson has worked as a ranger at both the Gettysburg and Vicksburg national military parks. He compared those two […]

Battle of Gettysburg – The Wheatfield

Here’s Kristopher White of the Emerging Civil War blog giving a presentation on the action in the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863. It’s a decent presentation. The video’s description reads, “The Wheatfield was a 20-acre parcel on the Rose farm at Gettysburg and the site of intense fighting on the second day of the Battle […]

Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt

This is a presentation by former NPS Ranger Paul Shevchuk given at the Eisenhower Historical Site, next to the Gettysburg Battlefield. He discusses how the Gettysburg Battlefield became a tank training ground during World War I. Camp Colt was then-Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first command. The video’s description reads, “Camp Colt in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was […]

Gettysburg National Park, 1917-18

Here’s historian Mark Snell giving a very good presentation about how the U.S. Army made use of the Gettysburg battlefield as a tank training base during World War I. The video’s description reads, “Military historian Mark Snell talked about his book, Gettysburg’s Other Battle: The Ordeal of an American Shrine during the First World War. He […]

Battle of Gettysburg, Devil’s Den

Here’s Garry Adelman giving a presentation on the fighting in and around Devil’s Den on July 2, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. This is a really good presentation. The video’s description reads, “Devil’s Den is a section of the Gettysburg battlefield dominated by large boulders that experienced intense infantry and artillery fighting during the […]

Willard’s Brigade – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s another great battle walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson. This follows George Willard’s Brigade, the “Harper’s Ferry Cowards,” on July 2, 1862 as they redeemed their reputation.

The Cannonade: July 3, 1863 – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Bert Barnett

Here’s Ranger Bert Barnett giving an excellent battle walk filled with artillery information on the great cannonade preceding the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge on July 3, 1863.