1. lelliott19

    No Time Now to Talk of Fatigue: Doles' Georgia Brigade at Gettysburg

    In his official report of the Battle of Gettysburg, Brigadier General George Pierce Doles credits his July 1, 1863 success to his subordinates, listing them by name. It seems that Doles himself deserves some of that credit. On that day, Doles' brigade, comprised of the 4th, 44th, 12th, and 21st...
  2. Waterloo50

    Pickett’s charge, Lee should have used cold reasoning.

    Picture: It’s been said that Lee believed in his own hubris, that he was over confident and relied on vintage Napoleonic tactics. He supposedly placed to much faith in the potency of his men. An intresting article written...
  3. lelliott19

    Ruth S. Mayhew 3rd Corps Nurse on the Aftermath at Gettysburg

    "...I wish those who send such nice things, could see how they are appreciated; it would repay them I think for all their labors and sacrifice. There seems to be a need for everything that is sent..." ...At nine o'clock in the morning we left in cattle cars for this place, seated on the boxes...
  4. lelliott19

    Isabella M. Fogg: 5th Corps Nurse Reports on Aftermath of Gettysburg

    "I want you to write to my mother and tell her that I die for my country and if I had another life to live I would freely give it." ....On consulting Dr. Letterman I thought it advisable to continue my services to the 5th corps, as our men there, had suffered severely, and I learned that there...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Youngest Serving To Receive Pension? Sadie Bushman, To Gettysburg And Beyond

    Sadie Bushman of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, crowned " Most Beautiful Woman In Oakland ", California ( by anyone attending the meeting of her relief organization ), had a story about the battle and quite a few other things. Sadie Bushman's civilian account of what happened when two armies...
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    " Longstreet's Charge " And Other Mysteries Left Us By July, 1863's Eyewitness Edwin Forbes

    ' Longstreet's Charge ', as documented by eye witness Edwin Forbes. We don't have Forbe's 'key', the numbered positions he used to write of the scene. Love to fill in so many questions from this eye witness document. What is Forbe's indicating by those numbers and why do era artists and writers...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    The Gettysburg Homestead, Testimony To Who We Can Be

    " The Homestead ", unrecognizable from how it looks today, in 1866 as it was dedicated. Grant is supposedly one of the officers although Meade was there that day too. The building served as O.O. Howard's HQ 13 years before. Guessing he's in this indistinct image somewhere in the center clump...
  8. Tom Elmore

    Skirmish Duty of the 61st Virginia from July 3-5

    It was not until sunset on July 3, in the aftermath of the failed Confederate charge against Cemetery Ridge, that the 61st Virginia finally assumed an active role in the battle. Deployed as skirmishers in front of Long Lane, the 350 or so officers and enlisted men in the regiment took an...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    How To Annoy Two Commanding Generals And Maybe Get Yourself Arrested, July 1863

    We're very familiar with the 1863 sign within Evergreen Cemetery's gates prohibiting the discharge of firearms. Shattered windows on the Masser's side of the gatehouse and general debris beneath Elizabeth Thorn's laundry indicate perhaps no one saw it. The burnt bodies encountered by Elizabeth...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Behind The Image, An Act Of Kindness, Camp Letterman, 1863

    Because this Tyson Brothers image of Gettysburg's Letterman Hospital includes a woman who is probably nurse it's one of my favorites. Not knowing who any of these eye witnesses to history were can drive you a little crazy although I live in hope the nurse is Sophronia Bucklin. Who were they...
  11. datameister

    Gettysburg Campaign - Spreadsheet of Halleck, Hooker, Meade Messages

    If anyone is interested, here is a link to a google spreadsheet that captures the message from the above during the Gettysburg Campaign. I am using it as input to apply Machine Learning methods to develop a proof-of-concept in developing insights for a historical text. I plan to apply this...
  12. lelliott19

    Canteen Mishap in the Wheatfield - 18th Georgia Wofford's Brigade

    "I'm hit and I fear badly." These words, uttered by Captain James Lile Lemon (A/18th GA) during the fighting on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, were likely repeated by thousands of others of both sides fighting in the wheatfield that day - and most of them were not nearly as lucky as...
  13. Ragged Old First

    Lone Star Valor

    G Lone Star Valor Texans of the Blue & Gray at Gettysburg Joe Owen Soldiers from both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia settled in Texas after the Civil...
  14. cpfarr01

    “Longstreet at Gettysburg” just released

    Hi All, Just wanted to tip you to my newly-published book, "Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment.” It was just officially released by McFarland Publishers a few days ago and was a 4+ year project from start to finish. If you’re interested in the topic, listed below is some...
  15. GELongstreet

    Buford's Boys

    A page about John Buford's cavalry division during the Gettysburg Campaign by author J. David Petruzzi. It has sections about persons, units, reports, monuments and more. However by now it isn´t updated anymore and is available only as archived version.
  16. Luke Freet

    Branch's/Lane's Tarheel Brigade

    I originally made this for the General Lane bio i made earlier today. Thought I'd post this here as a separate thing as well. Link to the bio here: Formed in 1862, initially to oppose Federal forces invading along the North...
  17. A

    A forensic examination of Jennie Wade's death yields intriguing new revelations

    For those who are interested, I published a paper that reexamines Jennie Wade's death scene. The results will surprise you. Enjoy! -Dr. John Anton
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    November 19th, 1863 Gettysburg, A Procession Through Time And A Question

    Gettysburg, November 19th 1863. The procession to the new Soldier's National Cemetery was captured by Brady, this is asnip from the famous ' troops marching into Gettysburg ' photo gives endless scope for examination. It's not troops marching in, it's part of the procession- but which part...
  19. lelliott19

    Capt. Edward R. Outlaw 11th North Carolina & His Lucky Shirt? Unusual Confederate Battle Shirt

    Edward Ralph Outlaw describes the fatal assault on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg: " a perfect hail-storm of musketry, grape and canister, which made it a slaughter-pen, [we] succeeded in penetrating the Federal line, only to be promptly repulsed, leaving a large number of wounded and...
  20. JPK Huson 1863

    Edward Porter Alexander's One-Horse Dunkard, Retreat From Gettysburg July 1863

    Artillery General Edward Porter Alexander had a fierce battle in Pennsylvania. Battles. We owe his engineer's eye for detail some of the best accounts from July, 1863. Sketch is entitled " Porter Alexander's artillery charge ", now history. Despite those savage 3 days in Adams County Porter took...
  21. SWMODave

    I had no desire to go to Gettysburg this summer, I preferred to shed my tears at home.

    Pennsylvania Lt Governor John Peter Shindel Gobin former Brevet General Union Army Civil War Nurse Georgeanna "Georgia" Wade McClellan sister of Gettysburg civilian victim 'Jennie' Wade While stories of reconciliation give us hope and warm our hearts, the reality of war is not everyone can...
  22. JohnOrtegae

    Is it possible to identify these artillery fragments from Gettysburg?

    I am wondering if it is possible to identify the types of fragments these are.
  23. B

    Postal Cover Gettysburg, July, 1863….Why no Postal Date??

    Good day. This postal cover is accompanied by an 11th Corps soldier’s letter dated June 28, 1863, written from Middletown, MD. Postmark is Gettysburg, his corps having arrived in the town the morning of July 1, 3 days after the letter was written. I’m certain the letter matches the envelope...
  24. JohnOrtegae

    FOR SALE Flag Found on Gettysburg Battlefield See My eBay Auction

    I have listed on eBay a flag that was found on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Here is the link: Flag From Battlefield
  25. Tom Elmore

    Five Minutes of Absolute Terror: Eustis’ Brigade at the Opening of the July 3 Cannonade

    On the morning of July 3, the four regiments in the Sixth Corps brigade of Col. Henry L. Eustis were ordered to move from their position north of Little Round Top to the support of the Union lines on Culp’s Hill. However, the brigade arrived not long after the Confederate repulse in the late...
  26. davebleedsblue

    Rosary Beads worn & used by the “Battlefield Angels” at Gettysburg

    Hey everyone - wanted to share one of my most treasured artifacts from Gettysburg. These are rosary beads worn and used by the nuns from St. Joseph’s Academy in Emmitsburg MD (just a few miles from Gettysburg). Some of them stayed behind during the engagement and traveled to the battlefields on...
  27. JPK Huson 1863

    Now He's a Zouave! Edwin J. Sweet, 40th New York

    Edwin J. Sweet in Zouave uniform, 40th New York, " The Constitution Guard ", 1861. One of the best Zouave photos I've come across. LoC. 40th had a long war- Fair Oaks, Seven Days, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, 2nd Bull Run, Gettysburg- uniforms wore an awful of blood and dust. Portion of...
  28. lelliott19

    45th Georgia at Gettysburg Day 3: Bliss Barn, a well in an apple orchard, & Tom Brown's last run

    "His wrath was up and, undaunted by fear, he bravely announced his intention of making another run for the boys. This time taking but six canteens, he went across the intervening space in a run and disappeared from the Forty-fifth Georgia regiment forever. That was Tom Brown's last run. He gave...
  29. JPK Huson 1863

    Lieutenant Willam Henry Pohlman, 59th N.Y., " Not While I Have My Sword Arm Left " July 2, 1863

    Snip from one of several Sneden Gettysburg maps, no idea if the 59th New York's position is included but cannot be very far out of frame. So many regiments, so many stories. Easy enough to miss them. ( edited now to include the position of the 59th, thanks very much Ernie Mac ) Lieutenant...
  30. Eleanor Rose

    General Lee Did Say It Wasn’t General Longstreet’s Fault!

    The following is an excerpt from “Longstreet's Courier—Memorable Words of Confederate Leaders--A Time when they were Sorely Tried--What Might Have Been--The Part Played by Hood” by William Youngblood, of Alabama: For many years I have thought of writing out for the public what I know of the...
  31. LoyaltyOfDogs

    The Egolf Brothers of the 14th Brooklyn and Their Dog, Leo

    When the Civil War began, the three Pennsylvania-born Egolf brothers, William, John, and Thomas, were living in Brooklyn, NY, with their family. All three would enlist in the 14th NY State Militia, also known as the 84th New York Infantry and the 14th Brooklyn. John, age 21, mustered in May 23...
  32. LoyaltyOfDogs

    GNMP Announces Its 2019 Winter Lecture Series

    The Gettysburg National Military Park has announced its 2019 Winter Lecture Series and Battlefield Books Series. Lectures begin Saturday, Jan. 5. This year's books are Dr. Peter Carmichael's new title "The War For the Common Soldier" and Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust's "This Republic of Suffering: Death...
  33. wbull1

    Why the guns at Gettysburg were found Loaded

    I found an interesting article here
  34. Tom Elmore

    Heat Casualties – the Other Opponent at Gettysburg

    We tend to forget the presence of a third opponent at Gettysburg, one who worked impartially and tirelessly against the other two sides, North and South. Mustering the combined forces of heat and humidity, this foe – the weather – claimed for itself a rather impressive number of casualties...
  35. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet on Gettysburg Controversies

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet discusses controversies after Gettysburg. ...The general then proceeded to discuss some of...
  36. JPK Huson 1863

    134 Days At The Gatehouse, Elizabeth Thorn's Long Autumn

    Evergreen Cemetery's gatehouse smack in the middle of the battle, as remembered by artist Edwin Forbes. It was someone's home. Between July 7th, 1863 and the middle of November, a small immigrant woman dug 105 graves. July, August, September, October and part of November. She dug. So think...
  37. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet says Lee's pugnacity got the better of strategy at Gettysburg

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet suggests that General Lee's pugnacity got the better of his strategy at Gettysburg. "It was...
  38. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet says Lee displayed his greatest weakness as a tactical commander at Gettysburg

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet contends that General Lee displayed his greatest weakness as a tactical commander at...
  39. cpfarr01

    Cory Pfarr - Author of New Book on Longstreet

    Hello. I’m Cory Pfarr, a long-time early American history enthusiast and author of the soon-to-be-realeased “Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment”. The book will be released in February 2019, but is available now for pre-order on,, and This is...

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