Category Gettysburg

Women and African Americans at Gettysburg

Here’s Professor Margaret Creighton of Bates College talking about women and African Americans at Gettysburg. This is a pretty good presentation based on her 2005 book, The Colors of Courage. This was another presentation from this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park that featured all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Margaret Creighton talked about women […]

On a Great Battlefield by Dr. Jennifer Murray

Here’s a presentation by Professor Jennifer Murray of Oklahoma State University on her first book and her Ph.D. dissertation, a history of the Gettysburg Battlefield. She’s joined by Ranger John Heiser, historian at the Gettysburg National Military Park, and Dr. Jared Peatman, a historian who wrote a book, based on his Ph.D. dissertation, about the […]

Dedication Day 2018

If you missed this year’s Dedication Day in Gettysburg, here’s the ceremony, including the keynote address from Dr. Janet Morgan Riggs, President of Gettysburg College, a recitation of the Gettysburg Address by George Buss portraying Abraham Lincoln, and a citizenship ceremony for new American citizens.

Gettysburg National Military Park 2019 Winter Programs

The Gettysburg National Military Park has announced their 2019 Winter Lecture Series, Book Discussions, and Young Readers programs. January 5 – March 31 Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Date Program Presenter Sat. Jan. 5 The Unfinished Work: The World Wars at Gettysburg Jared Frederick, Penn State […]

Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine

This book by historian Thomas A. Desjardin tells the story of the 20th Maine regiment in the Gettysburg Campaign. The 20th Maine and their commander, Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, gained fame during the fight for Little Round top at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Thanks to Michael Shaara’s fictional account, The Killer Angels, and the movie Gettysburg […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1510 Jennifer Murray On a Great Battlefield

In this episode, host Gerald Prokopowicz speaks with Professor Jennifer Murray on her book, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933 to 2013. This is a really great discussion.

One Hundred Fifty-Five Years Ago

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are […]