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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Tom Elmore

    Seton Fleming and Frank Fleming of the 2nd Florida Infantry

    The story of C. Seton Fleming and his brother Francis P. Fleming goes all the way back to the early 1600s and involves King James I, who unified Scotland, England and Ireland, and also a barony of Ireland, probably Slane, in County Meath. Their ancestor, George Fleming (or Flemming), lost his...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. wbull1

    Why the guns at Gettysburg were found Loaded

    I found an interesting article here https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/08/30/guns-gettysburg-found-loaded/
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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