Category Gettysburg

General Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg

Here’s a Civil War Trust tour of the Thompson House, aka “General Lee’s Headquarters” at Gettysburg National Military Park. Garry Adelman and Jim Lighthizer give the tour. Of course, Gen. Lee’s actual headquarters was in the field across the Chambersburg Pike from the house, but there is considerable evidence he took some meals and held […]

Civil War Talk Radio: The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863

Here’s Dan Welch, coauthor of The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863, appearing on “Civil War Talk Radio” with Gerry Prokopowicz speaking on the book he coauthored with Robert Orrison. The book is an overview of the campaign and gives us driving tours of the marches to Gettysburg and the retreat from […]

2017 Gettysburg Winter Programs

Gettysburg National Military Park kicked off their 2017 winter programs this weekend. As usual, the programs were terrific. We started with the first discussion of the book, The Killer Angels. Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn led the discussion this week. We focused on the first part of the book, the part dealing with June 29 and June […]

Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg

Here’s Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer talking about the action on Culp’s Hill during the Battle of Gettysburg. The information is accurate, though I can’t say I’m a big fan of his presentation style. The video’s description reads, “John Archer used quotes from soldiers’ accounts to describe the battles at Culp’s Hill on July 2 […]

Imperfect Union

Here’s Charles “Chuck” Raasch speaking about his recently published book, Imperfect Union, about the Civil War correspondent Sam Wilkeson and the death of his son, Bayard Wilkeson, a Union artillery officer in the Eleventh Corps at the Battle of Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “Chuck Raasch talked about his book Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for […]

Union Defense at Cemetery Ridge

Here’s Wayne Motts, the CEO of the National Civil War Museum, giving a great presentation on the defense of Cemetery Ridge during the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg. This comes from the Mosby Heritage Area’s Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Wayne Motts talked about […]

Take Note: Historian Carol Reardon on the Facts & Fiction of the American Civil War

Here’s an interview with Professor Carol Reardon, one of our top military historians. Here she talks a bit about the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge at Gettysburg, separating some fact from fiction for us. It’s always a treat to get her take on things. Enjoy. http://radio.wpsu.org/post/take-note-historian-carol-reardon-facts-fiction-american-civil-war