Here’s historian Eric Wittenberg leading an excellent tour of sites related to Brigadier General John Buford’s actions at Gettysburg.
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 […]
Day Two began our field programs. We started out following the 26th North Carolina in its attack on the 24th Michigan of the Iron Brigade. Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey began the program. We were on the grounds of the Harman Farm, and Dr. Luskey told us the rest of the story of how Emmanuel Harman […]
The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College kicked off its fall field program tonight with an outstanding lecture by Professor Judkin Browning of Appalachian State University on North Carolina in the Civil War. Professor Browning dispelled several myths that have grown up surrounding North Carolina’s participation in the war. One of these was the myth […]
Here’s Professor Paul Andrew Hutton giving a fine presentation on George Armstrong Custer as part of the National Civil War Museum’s “Gettysburg to Little Bighorn” symposium. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Paul Andrew Hutton, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, delineates the between controversial cavalry officer George Armstrong Custer and the […]
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 […]
In this presentation, Tom McMillan discusses what he found out about the relationship between Major General Winfield Scott Hancock and the confederate brigade commander Lewis Armistead. The video’s description reads, “Author Tom McMillan told the story of how the Civil War divided two former friends, Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Confederate General Lewis Armistead. The Gettysburg Heritage […]
Here’s Jim Hessler giving a presentation based on his latest book. He wrote the book on Sickles at Gettysburg, and this presentation seemed like a rehash of that book. I was hoping he’d get more into the troop movements and the actual fighting and what happened during the attack. Instead, it was about Sickles. Still, […]
Here’s a really good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Kent Masterson Brown, on Mr. Brown’s latest book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command.
You can access all the lectures at this site. They are well worth watching.