Category Gettysburg

Did We Dodge a Bullet in Gettysburg This Summer?

Some white supremacists rallied in Gettysburg this summer on July 1, 2017. They came heavily armed. To refresh your memory, these people showed up because there was a rumor on social media that the group Antifa planned to come to Gettysburg to desecrate confederate graves. To show the level of knowledge of this group, there […]

The Attack and Defense of Little Round Top

This book by Oliver Wilcox Norton is one of, of not the earliest systematic gathering and synthesis of accounts of the action at Little Round Top on July 2, 1863. Norton was present for the battle, being the brigade bugler for Colonel Strong Vincent’s brigade of the Fifth Corps. He witnessed much of the battle […]

2017 Civil War Institute Day Five

This was the last day of this year’s CWI conference. We started with our Gettysburg tours. I took the tour following Schimmelfennig’s Brigade of the 11th Corps, led by Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. It was an outstanding tour, loaded with terrific information. Chris did a great […]

2017 Civil War Institute Day One

The first day of this year’s Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Summer Conference is in the books. We started off with a presentation by Professor Martin Johnson of the Miami University of Ohio. He spoke on “Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Moment,” which was the result of his investigation into how Lincoln wrote the […]

Who Do You Think You Are? – Liv Tyler

Actress Liv Tyler was featured on an episode of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Gettysburg College historian and Director of the Civil War Institute Pete Carmichael assisting her in learning what her ancestor did during the Battle of Gettysburg. It’s a pretty good episode, and you can access it here.

Is Gettysburg America’s Epic Tale, Central to Our National Identity? (Lecture)

Here’s Ranger Troy Harman delivering a lecture for the 2017 Gettysburg National Military Park’s Winter Lecture Series. Troy likes esoteric subjects, and you’ll spend about 80% of the lecture wondering what the heck this has to do with Gettysburg and the Civil War. Personally, I think he made a mistake here, but I give it […]

Civil War Talk Radio: Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

On this podcast, host Gerald Prokopowicz speaks with Chuck Raasch, author of the book, Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. This is the story of New York Times correspondent Sam Wilkerson and his son, Bayard Wilkeson, who was the commander of an artillery battery at Barlow’s Knoll […]