Category Gettysburg

“Tige” Anderson and his Brigade – Gettysburg Battle Walk with Ranger Matt Atkinson

Here’s Matt Atkinson giving a great battle walk following confederate George “Tige” Anderson and his brigade in the attack on the Union position in Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. Don’t get used to the beard. Advertisements

2018 Winter Lecture Series – “A Great Weight at My Heart”: The Army of the Potomac after Gettysburg

Here’s Supervisory Ranger Chris Gwinn of the Gettysburg National Military Park giving a lecture in the GNMP’s 2018 Winter Lecture Series. This lecture is about what the men of the Army of the Potomac said after the Battle of Gettysburg. It’s a pretty good presentation. The video’s description reads, “This presentation, ‘A Great Weight at […]

Civil War Talk Radio Maine Roads to Gettysburg

This episode of Civil War Talk Radio features host Gerald Prokopowicz interviewing author Tom Huntington, who is a fellow member of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table, on his new book, Maine Roads to Gettysburg: How Joshua Chamberlain, Oliver Howard, and 4,000 Men from the Pine Tree State Helped Win the Civil War’s Bloodiest Battle. This […]

The Other Gettysburg Address

This is an article by Fred Stripp, who was a faculty member of the Department of Speech, University of California, published in Volume 1, Issue 2 of the journal Civil War History, June, 1955. He begins, “Suppose you had lived in the United States of America from 1794 to 1865 and that Daniel Webster had likened […]

Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg

This is a pretty good video from Maine Public Broadcasting on the 16th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg. Their brave sacrifice on July 1, 1863 has become the stuff of legend. You can access the video here.

A Day in the Life of a Ranger

Here’s Ranger Zach Siggins giving us a glimpse behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a Gettysburg National Military Park Ranger. You can access it from this webpage. It’s a short video, but it’s also an interesting look at the varied tasks our rangers perform in the course of their day.

The Gettysburg Gospel

This book by Professor Gabor Boritt, the retired founding Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, is an outstanding inspection of the Gettysburg Address, placing it in its context and tracing its creation. He begins by describing the town of Gettysburg in 1863. “Gettysburg had eight churches with nine congregations, with Lutherans and […]