Category Gettysburg

Gettysburg: The Final Measure of Devotion – Full Feature Documentary

This is a really good documentary about the battle of Gettysburg. After all, any documentary that has Sam Elliott reading John Buford’s messages can’t be all bad.

The Union Generals Speak

With this book, editor Bill Hyde gives us transcripts of the testimonies US generals gave to the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War regarding the battle of Gettysburg. Along the way Hyde provides his own comment to put the testimony in perspective and provides his interpretations of the testimony and the actions of […]

Eric Wittenberg Lecture: Battling the Myths of Gettysburg

Here’s Eric Wittenberg, an award-winning cavalry historian, giving a typically excellent lecture at his alma mater, Dickinson University, on some of the myths surrounding the battle of Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “Annual Wert Lecture by Eric Wittenberg, ’83, on “Battling Gettysburg Myths,” ATS Auditorium, Dickinson College, Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7pm to 815pm.”

Archaeologists Take on Culp’s Hill

This article tells us about some recent archaeological work on Culp’s Hill at the Gettysburg National Military Park. “Steps from remains of Union earthworks and within sight of the ‘God Tree,’ Gettysburg National Military Park archaeologist Erik Kreusch and two volunteers sweep metal detectors over deep-brown earth. ‘Beep, beep, beeepppp ….’ A pricey machine squeals, announcing the presence of metal […]

John Buford at Gettysburg

Here’s historian Eric Wittenberg leading an excellent tour of sites related to Brigadier General John Buford’s actions at Gettysburg.

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day Three

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 […]

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day Two

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 […]

Civil War Institute Fall Program Day One

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 […]

NCWM Gettysburg to Little Bighorn Custer Man and Myth by Dr Paul Andrew Hutton

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 […]

#MoreHistory2021 at Gettysburg

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 […]