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Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg Ain't Over Yet

Pat LaMarche | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
Pat LaMarche

Lincoln proclaimed, "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." That stanza could not have been farther from the truth. Even the "United States Colored Troops," as they were called, couldn't die equal.

The Power of a Service Year

John Bridgeland | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Today's easy citizenship does not require much of us. Taxation enables us to support common projects and voting to elect candidates that a majority supports. But there are far too few experiences that bring us together in shared community and national purpose.

The Timeless Stories of Service and Sacrifice Continue at Gettysburg

Joanne Hanley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Joanne Hanley

All of this and more has been accomplished so that this national treasure will be sustained for years to come -- ensuring that the soldiers who fought here "shall not have died in vain."

The Gettysburg Address

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Today it is regarded as the most famous speech in American history. Yet, in the news coverage of the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln's brief two-minute address was overshadowed by the two-hour speech given by Edward Everett, one of America's great orators.

This Amazing Politician Was Fed Up With Rebellion. He Needed Only 10 Sentences To Make The Nation Feel The Same Way.

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

With just three paragraphs worth of notes scribbled on parchment paper, one man stood before a crowd 150 years ago on Tuesday and tested the power of ...

UNCIVIL WAR: Man Fires Cannon At Neighbors Repeatedly

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.15.2013 | Weird News

I do declare, this gentleman is the craziest neighbor this side of the Mason-Dixon. Victims say 52-year-old Brian Malta, of Kiatone, N.Y., fired hi...

President Obama: Why You Should Come to Gettysburg

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John McCormick

Dear President Obama: My family and I were disappointed to learn you've decided not to attend the 150th anniversary commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania this November 19.

The Hispanic Victor At The Battle Of Gettysburg

VOXXI | Delfin Carbonell Basset | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices

What connection is there between the battle of Gettysburg, Hispanic Heritage and citizenship? Only a surprising twist of historical fate, of chance, a...

This Is NOT Historically Accurate

Posted 07.17.2013 | Comedy

You think you've got a historically accurate reenactment of the Civil War and then BAM! Anachronism in your face. Check out all the modern technology ...

Gettysburg Re-Enactment Gears Up For Round 2

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome o...

LOOK: Gettysburg Images A 'Blast' From The Past

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.03.2013 | DC

From July 1 until July 3, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg raged. The famous battle became known as a turning point in the war that shifted momentum ...

The Meaning of Gettysburg Beyond our Borders

Salvador Litvak | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Salvador Litvak

Because it was an American battle fought within an American war, most people believe the outcome was of little interest beyond our borders. In truth, however, Gettysburg had tremendous international impact then, and it continues to do so today.

Museum Spotlights Medical Practices During Historic Battle

Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.02.2013 | Science
Macrina Cooper-White

The new Seminary Ridge Museum at Gettysburg, which opened its doors to the public on July 1 in commemoration of the battle's 150th anniversary, highlights the untold stories of the people who tended to the wounded in the American Civil War.

What Gettysburg Means to My Family

John McCormick | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

This week I'll be taking my wife and children to observe the 150th commemoration of the battle. In July 1863, my grandfather (yes, my grandfather!) fought in the battle, was wounded five times, and by a miracle, survived his wounds and subsequent internment in a POW hospital.

Gettysburg and Gridlock

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What I will be remembering -- and which I sincerely urge that today's politicians and media personalities read up on -- is the fact that the Civil War was actually postponed for decades by the most fierce ideological divide in our history.

The Civil War's Best Union General - Was a Southerner

Dennis Miller | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Dennis Miller

During this 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Battle, it's good to remember that the most successful Union General in the Civil War was from the South.

Damaged Statue Returns For Gettysburg Anniversary

AP | GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — An opening volley of musket fire ushered in the start of the milestone commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg on Friday, 15...

Gettysburg Is Pinnacle Of Hobby For Re-Enactors

AP | BY GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The commander of the Confederate army marched to the front of the makeshift classroom in jeans and a dress blue shirt to deliver ba...

Civil War Buffs Get Ready For Battle Of Gettysburg Anniversary

AP | BY GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Thousands of Civil War buffs are getting ready for the pinnacle of their re-enacting careers when they gather in Pennsylvania ...

Going To Gettysburg?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

-- Two re-enactments will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa. Each re-enactment group expect...

HUGE Civil War Anniversary

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Ed Waters Jr. | Posted 08.17.2013 | DC

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- A town used to visitors is preparing for its biggest-ever tourism program. Between 25,000 and 30,000 visitors per day are expected...

America's Turning Point: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Conrad Black | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgAfter Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the American aptitude for war would not be questioned again for a very long time. No one except Lincoln and the senior officers of both armies had imagined that the decisive climax of the American constitutional project could be such a noble and terrible combat.

150 After Battle, Drummer To Recreate Reunion March

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

By Jeffrey B. Roth PITTSBURGH, May 25 (Reuters) - Fifty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest of the U.S. Civil War, a s...

Transformed by History: Gettysburg College's Call to Service

Janet Riggs | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

When the Civil War made its way to Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College stood in its midst. Forty eight of the 116 students enrolled in the College at that time abandoned their studies and joined Company A, 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Regiment.

President Obama and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Michael Tomaso | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Tomaso

Next year, on November 19, 2013, we get to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the speech that set the moral compass for "a new birth of freedom."