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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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...
  20. 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...