Category Gettysburg

Gettysburg Heritage Center Lectures and Book Signings

Trying hard to replace the popular Sacred Trust lectures, the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue has been booking authors to give talks about their books and to sign books after their talks. This year’s schedule is posted. Presentations:   Book Signings To Occur Both Before & Immediately Following Presentations Sunday, June 30th 2:00: Ralph Peters – Chancellorsville: The Victory […]

Davis’ Brigade from Victory to Defeat – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s the incomparable Matt Atkinson giving a battle walk on Joseph Davis’s brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg. Joe Davis, of course, was Jefferson Davis’s nephew, and as Matt says, the “quintessential definition of the word nepotism.” It’s a shame it was a windy day.

Great Conversations at Gettysburg 2019

This is the replacement for the popular Sacred Trust lectures. This year’s Great Conversations at Gettysburg, held at the Rupp House on Baltimore Street and sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation in partnership with Gettysburg College, will be on Saturday, June 29. Admission is free. Here’s the lineup: 9 a.m. Michael Birkner, Ph.D. Gettysburg College Worst […]

156th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

The National Park Service posted the schedule for this  year’s anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg. Who’s going to be there? Daily Ranger Guided Programs: Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3 Battlefield in a Box: An Overview Become part of the battlefield in this interactive overview program! Join a National Park Ranger and […]

2019 Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College begins their summer conference this Friday, June 14, 2019. As always, the lineup looks pretty good. Friday, June 14 Schedule for Friday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Welcome, Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College) 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: The Political Crisis […]

Decisions at Gettysburg

This book by Matt Spruill details nineteen decisions he identifies as crucial to the outcome of the Gettysburg campaign. The first decision he analyzes is Lee’s decision to begin the campaign and go north. “Essentially, he had four options. He could remain on the defense in Virginia, conduct tactical offensive operations against the Army of […]

Battle of Gettysburg and Its Consequences

Here’s Dr. Edward L. Ayers giving an excellent keynote address for the 2018 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg, PA. The video’s description reads, “Historian Edward Ayers talked about the Battle of Gettysburg and its consequences. He described how people in the surrounding areas might have experienced the battle and the logistics of the long Confederate […]