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  1. lelliott19

    Interview: Longstreet says Lee displayed his greatest weakness as a tactical commander 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 contends that General Lee displayed his greatest weakness as a tactical commander at...
  2. cpfarr01

    Cory Pfarr - Author of New Book on Longstreet

    Hello. I’m Cory Pfarr, a long-time early American history enthusiast and author of the soon-to-be-realeased “Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment”. The book will be released in February 2019, but is available now for pre-order on,, and This is...
  3. Tom Elmore

    Missed Toast of Captain John Blinn from Indiana

    Captain John James Perry Blinn, who served as the Assistant Adjutant General to Brigadier General William Harrow, had previously been assigned to the field and staff of the 14th Indiana Infantry in Colonel Samuel S. Carroll’s brigade. On 3 July, Blinn’s hip was fractured by a bullet while he...
  4. M

    Veterans at Gettysburg?

    Picked up this photo in a PA antique store. What struck me immediately about the photo is that it appeared to be a group of veterans visiting an old battleground. If you look closely you can see that the third man from the left is wearing a GAR medal and a canon or two can be seen in between...
  5. J

    Gettysburg trip - need advice

    I’m planning a trip to Gettysburg (my first time) in a few weeks. My ancestor was there in 1863 with the Ohio 73rd, Co. E and survived despite multiple injuries. There’s so much to see I don’t know where to begin. I know I want to see places relevant to the 73rd and am making a list, including...
  6. SWMODave

    Gettysburg Soldier Possibly Identified?

    Company I 7th Wisconsin The Cannoneer by Augustus Buell - July 4 , 1863 walking the Gettysburg battlefield - members of Battery B 4th US Light Artillery - serving with the Iron Brigade "We found one who must have been killed at the first skirmish line of the Iron Brigade in the morning, as he...
  7. JPK Huson 1863

    Question About The 11th PVI Action, Oak Ridge, July 1st Gettysburg

    Snip from The American Battlefield trust, July 1, 1863, Oak Ridge. The 11th Pennsylvania, between the 94th and 97th NY, has a monument on Doubleday Ave, but can't find what their involvement was? Have a question about what, exactly were the actions of the 11th Pennsylvania, July 1st? I just...
  8. Legion Para

    Tarheels at Gettysburg

  9. Gibbs

    The Van Raalte Farm Muster in Holland, MI... Going?

    I'm going to the Gettysburg reenactment up at Holland, MI next weekend, Sept 15th and 16th. Th elink provides a great deal of info so won't repeat it here. Just curious if anyone from this forum is going to be there? Vern
  10. Joshism

    Was Lee Taking Opium At Gettysburg?

    I came across an interesting, albeit dubious, claim in the YouTube comments of Matt Atkinson's Jubal Early lecture. I have never heard such a claim before and it's probably little more than a conspiracy theory: "Longstreet protected Lee with Judicious wording. Lee had serious dysentery as...
  11. James N.

    A Stroll Through Devil's Den

    Here are some photos taken by Bradley Garnett using his father's camera/phone at Gettysburg's Devil's Den during our visit there this April. Fortunately (?), he had taken a course in creative photography and decided to experiment, giving us these somewhat "unusual" views; above, one of the few...
  12. LoyaltyOfDogs

    FOR SALE At last! "Sallie" Civil War Dog @ Gettysburg T-shirts In Color!

    For friends who have requested our popular "Sallie" Civil War dog T-shirt in color--or in larger sizes--we are pleased to now offer both as special order items from TeePublic. "Sallie" at Gettysburg T-shirts for adults in color (sizes to 5XL) from TeePublic: For fans of...
  13. Robert Gray


    Etching by Hamilton Hamilton after the painting by Thomas Hovenden 1889. (Library of Congress)
  14. JPK Huson 1863

    Randolph Johnson, Gettysburg's African American Civilian Soldier " Piles Hot Lead "

    Edwin's Forbe's depiction of the long pursuit from Gettysburg. Who knew a small part in the departure of Lee's army from Northern soil would be played by a black civilian? We have a statue to civilian combatant John Burns, his civilian combatant brother in law Andrew Hagerman lost his life...
  15. lelliott19

    Delayed Act of Kindness: Letter from Wounded Son Gettysburg 41 years later "Mountain Eagle, October 12, 1904 Letter Forty-one Years in Reaching Father Wounded on Battlefield at Gettysburg son Writes Home and Letter Has Just Been Received Mr. John P. Shaw, of Goodwater, Alabama, the aged...
  16. Belle Montgomery

    Sorry-article was posted before was just a reprint of the recent NYT article in another newspaper:banghead:
  17. Belle Montgomery

    Civil War Cats???

    CIVIL WAR TAILS: Dioramas of the Gettysburg Battlefields using clay cats:
  18. JPK Huson 1863

    He Said " Angel Hands ", And Died, Alice Powers, When The Singing Stopped At Gettysburg

    “ The girls did sing, the boys did shout, the ladies they did all turn out “ " Such an ovation seldom greets anyone. Groups singing war songs on each corner; cheers and shouts all along the line " Alice Powers' description of the welcome greeting Buford's Cavalry here on Emmitsburg and...
  19. Tom Elmore

    Relic from the Triangular Field

    Company G began the morning of July 2 as the largest company in the 124th New York regiment, under the command of Captain Isaac Nicoll. By the end of the day, the company was “a corporal’s guard in charge of a corporal,” and Isaac lay dead, wedged between two rocks just west of Devil’s Den, at...