Category Gettysburg

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 […]

Doors Open Gettysburg 2017

Saturday, May 6 was the Second Annual Doors Open Gettysburg at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Five farmhouses were open for visiting. First up was the Trostle Barn and Farmhouse. In the barn we got to see the cannonball hole from the inside. In looking at the beam across the top of the barn, we heard […]

A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

Here’s Ranger Dan Vermilya at the Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2017 Winter Lecture Series giving an outstanding presentation on Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. The video’s description reads, “The Emancipation Proclamation remains one of the most misunderstood and controversial events of the American Civil War. Many today still debate its legality and what it accomplished. […]