Category Archives: Battlefields

Work restarted on turning Goodridge-Dempwolf house into Underground Railroad Museum

William C. Goodridge was born a slave in Maryland, but became a free and prosperous business man in York, Pennsylvania, in the decades before the American Civil War. He owned a multistory emporium on York’s center square as well as … Continue reading

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Sculptor Gary Casteel to appear at York CWRT on March 19

Historic sculptor Gary Casteel will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “Civil War Monumentation and … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Statue in Baltimore

On a recent business trip to John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, I stopped by the Lee-Jackson monument, which I had previously seen. I took a few photos of this impressive commemorative equestrian statue, which is one of the few … Continue reading

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Harrisburg CWRT presents “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862”

For our Friday February 28thmeeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have D. Scott Hartwig speaking to us on the subject “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862″. Scott Hartwig recently retired after a 34-year … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park 2014 Calendar of Events

The National Park Service has announced its tentative schedule of events for 2014. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. In some cases advance registration is required.

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New Superintendent Named at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site

Philadelphia, PA – Ed W. Clark has been selected as the new Superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site, both in Gettysburg, PA. Clark has served most recently as Superintendent of Manassas National Battlefield Park. “Ed’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Winter Lecture Series Begins January 4 – The Civil War in 1864

GETTYSBURG, PENN.  National Park Rangers from Gettysburg will continue their popular, free winter lecture series throughout January, February and March of 2014 beginning January 4.  This year’s series is a special look at the Civil War in 1864.  Programs will … Continue reading

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Historic Fort Evans near Leesburg, Virginia

I recently had a chance to tour the privately owned Fort Evans, a Civil War fort constructed on a hilltop overlooking Leesburg, Virginia. The site is extremely well preserved and is one of the finest examples of a Vauban-style earthen … Continue reading

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Park Service announces special events for 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg, PA (November 6, 2013) – We invite you to attend the following upcoming 150th Anniversary November events, co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park. Here is the current schedule of events (subject to change):

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Gettysburg Prescribed Fire Planned for October 30

Gettysburg National Military Park will use a technique known as a prescribed fire on October 3 to try to control the growth of invasive species and undesired woody shrubs in designated areas. It’s a control plan successfully used at Antietam … Continue reading

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