Category Gettysburg

CWTR Episode 1917: Gettysburg’s Southern Front: Opportunity and Failure at Richmond

This is a terrific conversation between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Hampton Newsome, about Mr. Newsome’s excellent book, Gettysburg’s Southern Front.

2023 Winter Lecture Series: Intelligence Gathering at Culp’s Hill

Here’s Ranger Troy Harman with the first winter lecture of the Gettysburg Natioal Military Park’s 2023 Winter Lecture Series, a presentation on confederate reconnaissance of Culp’s Hill. The video’s description reads, “Did the Southern Army investigate Culp’s Hill before attacking it? It is imagined the Southern Army attacked Culp’s Hill for two days without knowing […]

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 […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Tom Vossler

Here’s retired US Army Colonel Tom Vossler giving a pretty good talk on leadership lessons from the battle of Gettysburg. I’m usually skeptical about “leadership lessons” from battles because normally the person drawing those “lessons” is cherry picking instances that fit their predetermined points. Once can often see the same officers violating the alleged “lessons” […]

Gettysburg’s Southern Front

Hampton Newsome has a knack for finding parts of the Civil War that have been either ignored or undercovered and then doing a great job of researching and writing compelling narratives about those parts. This wonderful book is no exception. In these pages he discusses actions other authors glossed over when discussing the Gettysburg campaign […]

CWTR Episode 1912: Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns

Here’s an excellent discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, concerning Dr. Gottfried’s book, Lee Invades the North.

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Dr. Susannah J. Ural

Here’s Professor Susannah Ural giving an outstanding presentation on Hood’s Texas Brigade at Gettysburg, based on her wonderful book about the brigade. The video’s description reads, ” ‘Hood’s Texans at Gettysburg and Beyond’ by University of Southern Mississippi Professor of History, Center for Digital Humanities Director and USM Dale Center for the Study of War […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | James Hessler & Britt Isenberg

Here, Licensed Battlefield Guides James Hessler and Britt Isenberg give a very good presentation on the action in the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. The presentation is based on their book about that subject. The video’s description reads, ” ‘After the Peach Orchard’ by Licensed Battlefield Guide and Author James Hessler and […]

Hampton Newsome on Gettysburg’s Southern Front

Here’s an excellent discussion between author Hampton Newsome and host Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. They discuss Mr. Newsome’s latest book, Gettysburg’s Southern Front. As a result of this interview, I’m moving that book up to the top of my “to read” pile. The video’s description reads, “Hampton Newsome joined Bjorn Skaptason […]

Sacred Trust Talks 2022 | Dr. Kurt Luther

Here’s Dr. Kurt Luther of Virginia Tech with an excellent presentation on Civil War Photo Sleuthing and websites we can use. The video’s description reads, ” ‘Civil War Photo Sleuthing: Past, Present and Future’ by Virginia Tech Associate Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) History Dr. Kurt Luther People have struggled to identify unknown […]