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  • Civil War in Color Series – Secret Service Officers Sep 8, 2017
    During the first two days of fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces attacked General George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac. Shortly after nightfall on the second day, General Meade assembled a ...
  • Book Review: Discovering Gettysburg by W Stephen Coleman Aug 30, 2017
    Discovering Gettysburg: An Unconventional Introduction to the Greatest Little Town in America and the Monumental Battle that Made it Famous   It is not difficult to imagine that my passion for Gettysburg drove me to want to read W. Stephen Co...
  • Abraham Lincoln for President – August 8 1860 Aug 8, 2017
    On Wednesday, August 8, 1860, the Illinois Republicans hold an immense rally to celebrate Lincoln’s nomination in Springfield. Thousands of people attend and a giant morning procession passes Lincoln’s residence which he reviews f...
  • The Civil War in Color Series – Samuel Abbot Cooley Aug 7, 2017
    Samuel Abbot Cooley was born in Hartford Connecticut, he was the son of Dr. Abial Abbot Cooley.  Prior to the Civil War, he was living in Beaufort, South Carolina and working as a photographer.  By 1863, he was living next to the Arsenal...
  • Civil War Music – Buffalo Gals Jul 26, 2017
    The song Buffalo Gals is a traditional American song that was popular during the Civil War. 
  • The Civil War in Color Series – John Harrison Surratt Jr Jul 24, 2017
    John Harrison Surratt was born on April 13, 1844, the last child of Mary and John Surratt, Sr. Surratt’s father managed to purchase a boarding house in Washington along with a tavern in Surrattsville, Maryland, where he also served as the lo...
  • Salome Sallie Myers – Civil War Nurse at Gettysburg Jul 20, 2017
    In late June 1863, Sallie Myers was a school teacher who had just turned 21.  She was on summer vacation when Confederate forces invaded her hometown of Gettysburg and changed her life forever.
  • The Civil War in Color Series – Gettysburg Dead Jul 6, 2017
    Recently a friend of mine asked me to do a Then and Now overlay of some dead Confederate soldiers who were buried in the Rose Farm at Gettysburg.  Based on some previous research, he was seeking out the original location where these brave sol...
  • Gettysburg Campaign – Henry Thomas Harrison – Confederate Spy Jun 28, 2017
    On June 28, 1863, an important event took place in the small town of Chambersburg, Pa that changed the course of Robert E. Lee’sInvasion of the North. A Confederate spy by the name of Harrison came into camp and reported on the movements of ...
  • CJs Eagle Scout Project – Gettysburg Amphitheater Jun 9, 2017
    My son CJ is currently a Life Scout with Troop 23 in Harrisburg.  In order to obtain his Eagle Scout rank, he must plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project that is helpful to the community.  He decided he wanted ...