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At Gettysburg - Part I

Five of the six Norvell  brothers in the Union  fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, considered to be the turning point in the Civil War. 906 more words

American History

We Have Done Well Enough: July 4th at Gettysburg

“Dead men and plenty here – and I saw plenty of them in all shapes on the field – Help to wound & Kill men then Patch them up I could show more suffering here in one second than you will see in a Life…” Elbert Corbin, Union Soldier at Gettysburg 1st Regiment, Light Artillery, N. 1,977 more words


Remembering the Sacrifice: A Weekend in Gettysburg

I am on the way home from Gettysburg with my students after concluding the second day of our Staff Ride. As always it has been a really good experience. 1,044 more words


Our last day - the Jennie Wade Museum

Our last day in Gettysburg was shorter than expected as we wanted to avoid the thunderstorms and rain as much as possible on our way home.  769 more words


'Your Likeness Was Buried With Him': A Letter to An Irish Soldier's Wife After Gettysburg

The second day of the Battle of Gettysburg was a tough one for New York’s Excelsior Brigade. Although not an ethnic Irish formation, many of the brigade’s regiments- such as the 70th New York Infantry- had large contingents of Irishmen in their ranks. 515 more words

Irish American Civil War

From the Halls of Montezuma....

Mary Irene Norvell Fisher Masse, writing in her memoirs in 1960,  commented about  her grandmother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell this way:  She had married young, the son of wealthy and prominent people.   850 more words

American History


Gettysburg, July 4, 1864

When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way  –RD Curtis

Necromance… 643 more words