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Beat the Black Friday Rush!!!!!

Looking to beat the Black Friday rush? Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Give the gift of the Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. 161 more words


Our Peeps: Alan Spears

First in “Our Peeps” series spotlighting notable people of color in outdoors-related pursuits.

Growing up, Alan Spears lived 75 miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, where his family visited twice or so a year as a “cheap vacation.” The essential stop afterward was to a hobby shop where Spears acquired plastic model soldiers with which he’d reenact the Battle of Gettysburg that night. 187 more words

Alan Spears

Gettysburg Civilians Reflect On The Gettysburg Address

What did the Gettysburg civilians actually think of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address? How did they feel about the president coming to their town?

This blog post answers those questions by letting the spectators of the historic day “speak for themselves.” This post is a companion piece to last week’s article… 684 more words

American Civil War

Ed Bonekemper's Lost Cause Fact-Check (part two)

Part two of two

During his adventures traveling the country, talking to Civil War groups, Edward Bonekemper III kept encountering the same Lost Cause quandary. “I continued to speak to well-informed groups of people and was surprised by the great number of them who didn’t have all the facts,” he says. 1,153 more words

Emerging Civil War

Police investigate bizarre theft of Lincoln bust at Gettysburg museum

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Police are investigating a high-profile theft over the weekend at one of the town’s main attractions.

The bust of Abraham Lincoln that stood at the front patio of the Hall of Presidents was taken sometime over the weekend, police said. 209 more words


Thanksgiving budget hopes dwindle as nonprofits suffer

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Governor Tom Wolf says he’s thankful for many blessings this holiday season; family, Thanksgiving dinner among them.

What he really wants, however, he’s beginning to realize he can’t have. 403 more words


In Thanksgiving ~ Lest We Forget

The best kept secret in the media over the past few years has been the 150th anniversary of the most significant event in American history. The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, yet there has been a strange, deafening silence and the absence of any fanfare commemorating that bitter conflict fought to end racial slavery. 1,569 more words

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