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  1. James N.

    Book Review Gettysburg - The Second Day by Harry W. Pfanz

    Gettysburg - The Second Day by Harry W. Pfanz is another of those recognized Civil War classics that set a standard for how battle accounts should be written. The author served for a decade as the Park Historian at the battlefield, followed by the position of Chief Historian for the National...
  2. James N.

    Gettysburg Battlefield in Postcards From the Civil War Centennial, 1961 - 1964

    ETERNAL LIGHT PEACE MEMORIAL - Located on the field of battle is this monumental emblem, symbolic of peace and union, dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July, 1938. In anticipation of another upcoming September to Remember gathering...
  3. CraftyMauiMamma

    Identifying a Photo

    Hello all! I was visiting a friend of mine the other day-he's 94 and lives here in Maui. I noticed he had posted up a map of Gettysburg and had an old photo clipped to it. When I asked him about it, he said it was his maternal great grandfather, Brig. General John Benjamin Sanborn. He had a...
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Mrs. Guinn's Battle; Bearing Arms At Gettysburg

    From LoC, painting in our Capitol, the Goddess of War Most unknown before two great clashed in July, 1863, in Adams County, Pennsylvania, iconic names now grace History's pages. From Meade and Lee to Wade, Burns and Thorn this tsunami of blood left behind stories more valuable than the relics...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Granite Beneath Power's Hill, Five Gettysburg Sisters

    Ambulances below Power's Hill, in Edwin Forbe's illustration of July 3, 1863, ' General View of Union Lines ', during attack by Johnston's division, CSA Power's Hill, another iconic Gettysburg landmark, site of fierce, artillery laden battle. Shot through with History long before July, 1863...
  6. LoyaltyOfDogs

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  7. mnor

    2.5D effects using parallax shifts with Fire. Camp fire at Gettysburg?

    As I’ve been continuing to learn new techniques with my new software, I couldn’t pass up the chance of adding a fire effect to this photograph. The subject matter of the photo was very limited but the camp fire setting was perfect for the effect. I also added parallax shifts to the photo to...
  8. James N.

    Book Review McPherson's Ridge by Steven H. Newton

    I recently reviewed here a highly-detailed and very long (500 pp+) account by David Martin entitled Gettysburg July 1 https://civilwartalk.com/threads/gettysburg-july-1-by-david-g-martin.136673/ ; for those who prefer a short, entertaining overview-type account covering a part of the action on...
  9. JPK Huson 1863

    Gettysburg's Carrie Sheads; We Hardly Knew You, Caroline

    From an 1849 newspaper ad, Oakridge Select Female Seminary long, long before Miss Caroline Sheads was principal, graced Oak Ridge. Oakridge Seminary, Carrie Sheads, a Union officer's sword and yet another woman we marvel at 150 years later. What a girl, huh? Don't get me wrong, she really was...
  10. skb8721

    New Video Game — "Gettysburg: The Tide Turns"

    I bought the new video game (released a week ago or so) called "Gettysburg: The Tide Turns". I like it very much, but at first it had some bugs in it. These seem to have been fixed and now it plays wonderfully. It's a pretty basic game, but I much prefer this sort of game to one so complicated...
  11. LoyaltyOfDogs

    "Civil War Voices" Musical On Stage in Gettysburg Through July 30

    A musical based on songs of the Civil War and historical figures opens in Gettysburg this evening, where performances are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 30. Here's a summary of the show "Civil War Voices," presented by Gettysburg Community Theater. Civil War Voices...
  12. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday/FlashBack Friday 7-13-17

    For some reason I can't seem to get away from the Gettysburg theme this year! This week's photo was made ten years after last week's Throwback Thursday, at the 135th Anniversary reenactment in July, 1998. Although not a unit member, I tagged along with the Western Frontier Battalion as a...
  13. James N.

    Book Review Gettysburg July 1 by David G. Martin

    I first encountered works by author David G. Martin as volumes in the series Great Campaigns published by Combined Books; one previously reviewed title is Jackson's Valley Campaign https://civilwartalk.com/threads/jacksons-valley-campaign-by-david-g-martin.113484/ and others included The Shiloh...
  14. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 7-6-17

    I've already given a "sneak peek" at this week's photo when I changed my avatar to it yesterday, but here's a larger look. It was taken on the Third Day of the 125th Anniversary Reenactment at Gettysburg in July, 1988, and shows me standing under a tent fly channeling my inner Stonewall...
  15. LoyaltyOfDogs

    William Bretzger's Civil War photography is illuminating...

    in more ways than one. Photographers and artists have always been inspired by light on the Gettysburg Battlefield. Artist-in-residence William Bretzger's photography blends light and remembrance in a unique way. Read about it here, on the Gettysburg National Military Park blog, and if you're in...
  16. James N.

    Gettysburg: A Visit to Culp's Hill

    Statue of XII Corps Brig. Gen. George S. Greene, defender of Culp's Hill; observation tower, background. Two little-used NPS roads lead into heavily wooded and seldom-visited Culp's Hill anchoring the Union right flank. The one above, from Gettysburg south features one of the surviving...
  17. James N.

    Gettysburg: East Cemetery Hill and Stevens Knoll

    Statue of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock on East Cemetery Hill where he did so much to rally the troops of the I and XI Corps and bring order out of chaos on the evening of July 1, 1863. The Union Army Rallies on Cemetery Hill on July 1 Following the defeat of the Left Wing of the Army of...
  18. James N.

    Book Review "The Third Day at Gettysburg & Beyond" Edited by Gary W. Gallagher

    Despite the tantalizing title of this slim 1994 volume (217 pp. total) of a half-dozen essays this is not a military history; the operative word here - other than Gettysburg - is Beyond. Four of the six chapters might well be thought of as ways of looking at something rather than the thing...
  19. LoyaltyOfDogs

    FOR SALE Summer at last! Gettysburg T-Shirt Bonus Deal for Dog-Lovers

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  20. Cavalry Charger

    Regiments that fought at Gettysburg

    source: http://www.gallon.com/lep-bucktailsprint.html "The Bucktails" - Officially designated the 42nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, the unit was also known as the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves, the 1st Pennsylvania Rifles, and the Kane Rifles. "Without a doubt, the Bucktails are...
  21. chellers

    Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: The Forgotten Final Stage of the Gettysburg Campaign, from Falling

    Jeffrey Hunt (Author) Savas Beatie (July 19, 2017) The period of the Civil War in Virginia sandwiched between the traditional ending date of the Gettysburg Campaign and the arrival of U. S. Grant is routinely overlooked. The operations conducted during that period have been overshadowed by the...
  22. weavo

    History of the Bucktails by Thomson, and Rauch. 1906 book

    Hello all, I recently purchased this book and am having trouble find information on this edition. It appears to be a first edition. However all the other first editions I have found online are a lot more simple in design. My copy has gilded page edges and marbleized covers and interior...
  23. JohnW.

    The Tragedy at Spangler’s Meadow with LBG Garry Adelman

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 24 Mar 2017 01:39 PM PDT The monument to the 2nd Massachussetts in Spangler’s Meadow. Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Mudge commanded the regiment at Gettysburg.This view was taken facing north by William Tipton circa the 1890s. Licensed Battlefield Guide Garry Adelman...
  24. JohnW.

    Rothermel’s Pickett’s Charge

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 19 Mar 2017 12:37 PM PDT Peter Frederick Rothermel was an American painter from Pennsylvania. His painting of Pickett’s Charge, titled “Battle of Gettysburg,” hangs in the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. It was commissioned by the State of Pennsylvania in...
  25. JohnW.

    View from the Artesian Well on East Cemetery Hill

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 18 Mar 2017 01:52 PM PDT Gettysburg photographer William Tipton took advantage of many opportunities to haul his camera equipment to the top of the observatory on East Cemetery Hill. This photo of the Soldiers National Cemetery was taken from the observatory.This...
  26. JohnW.

    Gettysburg: Snow Closes Some Battlefield Avenues

    Gettysburg Daily Snow Closes Some Battlefield Avenues Posted: 14 Mar 2017 04:56 PM PDT Little Round Top and Devil’s Den were closed to vehicles, we noticed footprints heading up Skyes Avenue towards the summit of Little Round Top.This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:30 PM...
  27. JohnW.

    Alot of snow on the way for Gettysburg 3/13, 3/14/17

    One product issued by NWS for: Gettysburg PA Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service State College PA 939 PM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017 PAZ006-011-012-018-019-025>028-034>037-041-042-045-046-049>053- 056>059-063>066-131345-...
  28. JohnW.

    Borough Will Re-Route Trail

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 11 Mar 2017 07:14 AM PST The post Borough Will Re-Route Trail appeared first on Gettysburg Daily. edited to comply with fair use
  29. JohnW.

    East Cemetery Hill Restoration Update: Hillcrest Place Property

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 10 Mar 2017 02:18 PM PST Drone footage taken from above the Civil War Trust’s property on East Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg [no sound].This video was taken on August 5, 2016 by Garry Adelman and Jim Drey of the Civil War Trust. The National Park Service banned...
  30. lelliott19

    Norwood's Rock - Bigelow's Battery

    From the Blog of the Gettysburg National Military Park The story of the 9th Massachusetts Bigelow's Battery gunner, John K Norwood , and his rock..... “The enemy were on the gun and limber…” Gunner John Norwood’s narrow escape at Gettysburg. ".....The tree that shaded the injured soldiers has...
  31. JohnW.

    The Error on the Camp Colt Marker

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 09 Mar 2017 03:59 PM PST There are a number of monuments at Gettysburg that have mistakes or idiosyncrasies on them. A few of our readers noticed the backwards “S” on the cartridge box on the monument to the 29th Ohio. We’re standing along the Emmitsburg Road...
  32. JohnW.

    Closer Views at the Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse

    Posted: 08 Mar 2017 05:46 PM PST The post Closer Views at the Evergreen Cemetery Gatehouse appeared first on Gettysburg Daily. edited for fair use
  33. JohnW.

    Stone Wall Progress: Cemetery Ridge

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 07 Mar 2017 02:58 PM PST The post Stone Wall Progress: Cemetery Ridge appeared first on Gettysburg Daily. edited for fair use
  34. Andersongirl57

    Hello from Ohio and Florida (snowbird)

    I'm happy to be part of the forum. I do a lot of research because I write books for young readers, usually ages 10 and up. So far, I've had two books published. The first is Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg (2013, Lerner Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN). It received...
  35. JohnW.

    Then and Now: 29th Ohio Infantry Monument

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 06 Mar 2017 06:39 PM PST Then: The 29th Ohio Infantry monument, located along the east side of Slocum Avenue on Culp’s Hill. Veterans pose with Gettysburg historian John Bachelder (standing), who was referred to by the Gettysburg Compiler in 1887 as “Colonel John...
  36. JohnW.

    Sherfy’s Peach Orchard Blooms Early

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 05 Mar 2017 12:55 PM PST Gettysburg National Military Park’s most famous peach orchard, the Sherfy Peach Orchard, was restored in 2008.Three artillery batteries can be seen in the background. Hampton’s Battery (Pennsylvania Light Artillery Battery F) is in the...
  37. JohnW.

    Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Statue at Stevens Hall

    March 2, 2017 Stevens Hall at Gettysburg College, as it appeared in the 1880s. The college observatory (no longer standing), can be seen in the left of this photograph.This image was taken facing southwest by William Tipton circa 1880s. We’re standing on the sidewalk along the Carlisle Road...
  38. pamc153PA

    Favorites from The Battle of Gettysburg

    What stories or anecdotes about the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg are your favorites? Stories about parts of the battle, places on the battlefield, people (military or civilian) or animals in the battle, etc.? They could be well-worn tales, proven facts, or things handed down from...
  39. LoyaltyOfDogs

    2017 Gettysburg Cyclorama Schedule - "An Evening With the Painting"

    The Gettysburg Times newspaper reports today that the Gettysburg Foundation has announced its 2017 schedule of special Cyclorama presentations titled "An Evening With the Painting." The first presentation is this Saturday at 5 p.m. This two-hour program is hosted by Licensed Battlefield Guide...
  40. LoyaltyOfDogs

    Can wildlife rescuers save an eagle @ Gettysburg caught in a steel trap?

    Wildlife rehabilitators and officials are keeping watch on an injured male bald eagle seen flying around the Gettysburg area with his talons caught in a small-animal leghold trap. A grim photo of the bird in flight with the trap dangling from his injured foot has been shared on social media and...


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