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We Happy Few...

Here’s a little curtain-raiser for Battle Above the Clouds.

In September 1863, United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton initiated one of the more remarkable troop movements of the American Civil War. 987 more words

Emerging Civil War

Foul Weather, and Learning about War

Willoughby Run at Herbst Woods at Gettysburg

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Yesterday I was with my students conducting the Staff Ride at Gettysburg. About a week ago the mid-Atlantic region was experiencing record high temperatures and abnormally warm weather. 561 more words

History

Walking the Lines: A Day on McPerson, Seminary, and Oak Ridge at Gettysburg


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Today’s post is a bit late but I had a great day yesterday with my students as we had dinner and I taught about the strategic and operational conundrums faced by the Union and the Confederacy in early 1863 and the operational and command aspects of the Gettysburg campaign. 499 more words

History

Gettysburg and the Era of Trump

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I’ll be traveling to Gettysburg this weekend to lead another Staff Ride and as I listened to President Trump’s remarks about the Civil War and on altering the American Constitution to fit his needs for his success this week that I was incredulous. 444 more words

History

When the Smoke Cleared at Gettysburg by George Sheldon

So many of us are fascinated by the Battle of Gettysburg. The author shows the history from the average citizen’s viewpoint. Townspeople experienced the battle in a unique way. 99 more words

Sandra Merville Hart

Gods and Generals

… or four and a half hours of my life I won’t get back.

The impetus for watching this film was actually inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. 2,180 more words

Tragic Heroes of Little Round Top, Part Two

The Professor: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

While Colonel Joshua Chamberlain’s story is much better known than his brigade commander, Strong Vincent, he was another of the citizen soldiers whose performance and leadership on Little Round Top saved the Union line that hot July evening. 3,475 more words

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