The final day of the 2018 CWI was Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We started the day with breakout tours in the footsteps of different soldiers and civilians at Gettysburg. Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey of Gettysburg College led an “Embattled Civilians” tour. Professor Keith Bohannon of the University of West Georgia led a tour covering “Alexander […]
This was June 23, 2018 and the first full day of programs at the Civil War Institute. It was another terrific day. We started the day with Concurrent Sessions. Ranger Beth Parnicza of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park held a session on Stonewall Jackson’s Maps at Chancellorsville. Dr. Diedre Cooper Owens of Queens […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.