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The First Micro-History: Pickett's Charge

Stewart had long been interested in Pickett’s Charge, which historians consider the turning point in the American Civil War.   Stewart’s uncle John was a soldier for the union army, who told stories of the Peninsular Campaign to his  nephew. 657 more words

George R. Stewart

Book Review: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Really a great book on a fascinating topic.  For those of you who don’t know, this book chronicles the Battle of Gettysburg from beginning to end.   201 more words

History

Visiting Gettysburg: A Lesson in American History

A statue of Abraham Lincoln sits outside the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Centre.

The site of the Battle of Gettysburg, on the edge of the Pennsylvanian town of the same name, is one of America’s most-visited destinations, attracting 1.2 million visitors every year, and home to summer scenes of bumper-to-bumper traffic. 613 more words

Travel

'One of Our Brave Men Twice Wounded': An Image of Corporal William Kelleher, 125th New York Infantry

In the first of a couple of guest posts coming up on the blog, friend of the site Brendan Hamilton brings us the story behind a fascinating image of a young wounded Irishman. 1,225 more words

Irish American Civil War

Brian Williams Suspended by NBC – No Lie

(New York, NY — February 10, 2015) – NBC today suspended Brian Williams, its lead anchor and host of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams… 527 more words

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Man's Best Comrade: Sallie and the 11th Pennsylvania

The Eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry received a welcome visitor to their camp in West Chester in May of 1861. Their presence on the county fair grounds twenty miles west of Philadelphia had been a novelty to its citizens who came out in packs to watch the amateur soldiers drill under Colonel Phaon Jarrett. 1,611 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Get "The Last to Fall" at a discounted pre-order price!

It can be said that the last deaths at the Battle of Gettysburg were two marines who fell from the sky in an airplane in 1922. 236 more words