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  1. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Act of Kindness: A Georgia Soldier's Story of Culp's Hill

    The Gettysburg National Military Park shared this brief anecdote today on Twitter:
  2. Belle Montgomery

    A Love for Fashion Leads to Couple’s Nuanced Portrayal of Civil War Figures in Gettysburg

    Frank and Bonnie Orlando portray Robert E. Lee and Mary Lee at the Lightner Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on June 15, 2019. (Shenghua Sung/The Epoch Times) GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Bonnie Orlando has always loved to play dress up, in part for the beautiful...
  3. Joshism

    Does Auburn Disprove Theories About Stuart On Gettysburg Day 3?

    During the Bristoe Campaign (October 1863), JEB Stuart accidentally got caught between two parts of the AOTP. However, knowing Ewell was nearby, Stuart sent a message to Lee advising of the situation. Stuart suggested since he was going to have to stay where he was all night why not have Ewell...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    156 Years Ago Today, June 28th, Gettysburg Before History Found It

    In late June 1863 Mrs. Peter Thorn, Elizabeth, was a pregnant immigrant mother caring for two small boys and left sole caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery while husband Peter went to war. Her parents could help, their home in the other side of teeny living quarters. If you've been to PA you'll...
  5. GELongstreet

    Movements Of Companies Of the 20th Maine and 15th Alabama Regiments During the Attack On LRT

    An essay about the movements and positions of those two famed regiments on Little Round Top at Gettysburg on July 2nd, 1863. The main text is accompanied by a dozen maps. Created in 2012 by Lowell L. Getz.
  6. JPK Huson 1863

    A Wounded Man's Walk Through St. Francis Xavier, Gettysburg

    Image from NYPL from an era song sheet " The Story Of Gettysburg ". A wounded man is telling his story to his family. It could have been Colonel Huidekoper's. For all the accounts of wounded men as told by nurses, doctors, relief workers and civilians we don't frequently hear from the men who...
  7. Belle Montgomery

    Gettysburg's 'Witness Trees': How Civil-War era honey locust survived, shows US history

    GETTYSBURG — This ordinary tree, old and battered, is an astonishing survivor from another age. Maybe no other has "seen" grander strokes of American history and then lived so long to memorialize them. This commonplace honey locust in the Soldiers' National Cemetery was a young but strong...
  8. lelliott19

    Substandard Shoes at Gettysburg? Peter Wellington Alexander Reports 10,000 Barefooted Confederates on the Retreat

    In this letter, dated Culpeper Court House, August 2, 1863, Peter Wellington Alexander reports on a significant shoe situation. No, not the one you're thinking of. :D Apparently, prior to the Gettysburg campaign, a large number of substandard shoes were issued to the Army of Northern Virginia...
  9. lelliott19

    Horror Had a Great Feast: Benning's Brigade at Gettysburg

    "The enemy showed examples of bravery in that battle that they never exhibited to such an extent in any fight before. We saw lines formed under our terrible fire and moved up to our lines in the most daring manner, and it is said that some of our troops met them actually with the bayonet and...
  10. JPK Huson 1863

    Stories We May Be Missing, Gettysburg Wounded Summer 1863

    This has always been one of the more frustrating images of the relative handful we have from Gettysburg's awful summer, 1863. Blurred and indistinct , it's been way too easy to dismiss in favor of amazing clarity in other photographs. These men deserve another look IMO. No expert but the longer...
  11. lelliott19

    "We did not pause or hesitate a moment..." 9th Georgia at Gettysburg

    "I saw the cannon belching forth volumes of smoke all along its summit, but heard no report from them - the roar of musketry and the shouts of our men drowned every other sound. We did not pause or hesitate a moment....I saw the ground ploughed and torn by grape shot and shell - still I heard no...
  12. 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...
  13. Waterloo50

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

    Picture:https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/george-edward-pickett 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. Tom Elmore

    Last Artillery Shots on July 4

    The sun appeared briefly on the horizon at 4:36 a.m. on July 4, before being enveloped by a thick overcast that foreshadowed a rainy day. Occasional artillery shots were exchanged in the morning, according to Captain William W. Chamberlaine, a member of the Third Corps artillery staff. While...
  24. 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...
  25. Ragged Old First

    Lone Star Valor

    Ghttps://www.casematepublishers.com/subject-categories/military-history-by-century/lone-star-valor.html#.XJVsX1NOk0M 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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.
  28. 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: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/james-henry-little-jim-lane.155734/ Formed in 1862, initially to oppose Federal forces invading along the North...
  29. 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 https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2019/03/historys-revolving-door-forensic-interpretation-slaying-mary-virginia-wade-gettysburg
  30. 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...
  31. 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: "...in 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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.
  35. 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...
  36. 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
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...


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