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  1. ucvrelics

    Collection Gettysburg Excavated Alabama Volunteer Corp AVC Belt Plate

    Trying to get a bunch of stuff ready for the Franklin CW show in a few weeks and here is one of the rare pieces I will be taking. This AVC plate was dug in 1996 at the Lohr farm which was used as a CS hospital for the CS Army. The AVC was raised in March 1861 as part of the call for 10,000...
  2. Mrs. V

    Rifle found in parking lot after Gettysburg Parade

    On the Book of Faces someone posted that a rifle was found in the parking lot after the parade today. It looked to him like it had been leaning against a car and someone drove off without it...the post says that the weapon is in the process of being handed over to law enforcement. I thought I...
  3. NH Civil War Gal

    Discussion The Gettysburg of the West

    https://emergingcivilwar.com/2019/11/21/union-warriors-of-the-trans-mississippi-west-the-indian-brigade/#more-186192 I didn't know this at all - learn something new everyday! Taken in Wisconsin, these Native American Union recruits swear-in to service in the Union Army. Courtesy of the...
  4. SWMODave

    On the Gettysburg Address - by Shelby Foote

    November 19, 1993 - Speech given at dedication in Gettysburg It is an awesome, indeed a daunting thing to stand here where perhaps the greatest American—in or out of public office, high or low—stood, 130 years ago, and delivered what he later called ‘my little speech.’ His predecessor on the...
  5. CivilWarTalk

    Eternal Light Peace Memorial (Gettysburg)

    MONUMENT PROFILEPhoto ©Michael Kendra, April 2002. Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania Location: N. Confederate Ave, On Oak Hill Map Coordinates: +39° 50' 54.60", -77° 14' 36.60" MONUMENT DETAILS Artist: Cret, Paul Philippe, architect; Lawrie, Lee Oskar, sculptor...
  6. CivilWarTalk

    State of New York Monument (Gettysburg)

    MONUMENT PROFILEPhoto ©Michael Kendra, April 2002. Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania Location: Northeast side of the National Cemetery Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 14.88", -77° 13' 50.16" Men Engaged at Gettysburg from New York: 23,050 Gettysburg Casualties from New...
  7. M

    Bloody ground Gettysburg

    So, is the red color of the clay at Gettysburg due to all the blood, or was it already red due to minerals?
  8. Tom Elmore

    Capture of General Longstreet at Gettysburg - July 2 or July 3?

    [Preface: Normally I rely more heavily on eyewitness accounts than post-war analysis, but this case is clearly an exception. Of course we know Longstreet was not captured during the battle, but evidently at the time it was widely believed within the Union army, as well as by the local...
  9. MRB1863

    Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg?

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  10. MRB1863

    Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg?

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  11. MRB1863

    Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg?

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  12. MRB1863

    Where is it Wednesday, Gettysburg?

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  13. R

    The weather during the Battle of Gettysburg

    I have often seen in Civil War literature, both fiction and non-fiction, this idea that the weather at the Battle of Gettysburg was unusually hot and humid. The scientific data, however, doesn't bear this out. In fact...the data tells us the weather during parts of the battle, as well as the...
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    Un-Famous Stories From Gettysburg That Should Be

    Rev. M.L. Cummings was a student at Gettysburg's Lutheran Seminary in July, 1863. He later recounted a moment inside that three days of mass horror that reminded him why he studied theology in the first place. That isn't a religious statement- it's a ' Do unto others ' statement. Image public...
  15. JPK Huson 1863

    September 1863, The End Of Gettysburg's Longest Summer

    Letterman, mostly referred to in Gettysburg's local newspapers as General Hospital still housed over 1,000 wounded by September. Union and Confederate soldiers healed or died side by side. There may be wounded of both armies in this Tyson image. July's great invasion of Pennsylvania had ebbed...
  16. rbellamy

    Captain Bigelow's Retreat on July 2 to the Trostle Farm

    On the afternoon of July 2 at Gettysburg, Captain Bigelow withdrew his 6 Napoleons "by prolonge." How exactly was this done? Descriptions in histories are vague - even Bigelow's own account. I know how the prolonge is attached and that the cannon is fired and pulled back on the recoil, but how...
  17. JPK Huson 1863

    Fact V. Myth? John B. Gordon Finds Francis Barlow Twice

    General Francis Channing Barlow, Haper's Weekly 1865 Here's a few famous moments from July 1st, 1863 to track down- plus a few from 1899. Did John B. Gordon find Francis Barlow twice? Ot even once. There's so much disagreement out there I just cannot ascertain what on earth the case would be...
  18. Yankee Brooke

    The story of Wesley Culp.

    A family trajedy is one of the saddest stories of the Battle of Gettysburg. Wesley Culp was a native of Gettysburg. As a boy, he played in the streets of Gettysburg and hunted in the woods of Culp's Hill which belonged to his uncle, Henry Culp. When Wesley became a teenager, he went to work in a...
  19. lelliott19

    Day 2: McLaws on Failed Reconnaissance

    "But when Major Johnson [sic], who was conducting my division, came suddenly in view of Round Top, with the enemy's signal flags waving thereon, he appeared equally as astonished as I was. And, therefore, if General Lee was relying on his report, he was misinformed as to the true condition of...
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