Category Archives: Battlefields

Gettysburg’s summer programs begin June 6

Gettysburg, Pa. (May 13, 2015) –Gettysburg National Military Park’s free summer interpretive program series begins on June 6 and offers visitors a chance to learn about the Battle of Gettysburg, care of the wounded, the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, President Lincoln’s … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Events at Appomattox Courthouse

Actors portraying Lee and Grant in the McLean House during the making of the park’s new film (to be released for the 150th in April, 2015). Aperture Films The sesquicentennial at the Park will be centered around real time commemorative … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park / Eisenhower 2015 Calendar of Events

Katie Lawhon of the National Park Service has announced the most current calendar of events at Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site for the remainder of 2015. All events are free and open to the public … Continue reading

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Campaign to save the Hoke House, which was a Confederate campsite

The Hoke House is a familiar sight to the thousands of people who travel on PA Route 116 through Spring Grove, Pa. each day. Situated at the traffic circle, it has served as a tavern (dating back to the American … Continue reading

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York County’s Civil War questions: Part 1

During my book signings and lectures on York County’s Civil War history, I am frequently asked questions about various topics. Most of them are straight forward and I have a ready answer; a few are trickier to answer without researching … Continue reading

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Some images of the Gettysburg Cyclorama

I was given a free ticket to the Gettysburg Cyclorama in my goodie bag last summer from the National Park Service as a thank you for speaking at the Sacred Trust portion of the 150th anniversary of the battle of … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Remains Now at Gettysburg – After authentication, Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service plan for a burial with honors

Due to an outpouring of concern from people across the nation about a planned auction of the skull of a Civil War soldier reportedly killed at Gettysburg, the soldier’s remains will not be sold and have been donated to the … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Gettysburg? Volume 2 published

James and Suzanne Gindlesperger are back with another volume of their popular and well conceived color photo book of Gettysburg iconic sites and monuments! So You Think You Know Gettysburg? remains one of my favorite books on the statuary and … Continue reading

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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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