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Oct
16
by Gettysburg Greg at 7:09 PM
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During the Cemetery Dedication ceremony, there were several photographs taken from within the cemetery grounds. There was also a detailed sketch from Harpers Weekly that included many of the same landmarks seen in the photographs. However, the POV of the sketch was nearly the opposite of the photos. In the sketch, the ceremony is viewed from a position on East Cemetery Hill across the Baltimore Pike. I thought it...
Oct
16
by Mdiesel at 8:49 PM
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Please don't make political statments. This is our hobby, we love to do this & bring Civil War history to the public who are often paying to spend time with us. We are Union & we are Confederate reenactors. We were all at risk!

We were evacuated yesterday at 4:30pm, we had been on the field & a lucky few had dinner.

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They moved us off one section of the camp at a time. These fellas may not have gotten back to...
Oct
16
by Stiles/Akin at 7:50 PM
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Dated 1901. Dressed for a special event

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From the Longstreet Society
Oct
16
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:28 AM
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It's a famous Harper's weekly illustration from 1861, when ' patriotism ' was on every lip. Watertown, Mass.'s arsenal complex employing women to stock the war's deadliest side was felt to be worthy of a sketch for the folks back home. Coverage of Pittsburgh's disaster in 1862 except in Pittsburgh was abysmal. Neither tragedy made it into Harper's Weekly or Frank Leslie's coverage of current...
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