Farewell, Scott Hartwig, and Thank You!

On a personal note, we would like to congratulate D. Scott Hartwig on his retirement from his position as Supervisory Ranger Historian at Gettysburg National Military Park. And we would add a huge Thank You for a job well done.

On several occasions we visited the research library where Scott’s office was located in the old Cyclorama Building.  Every time he was extremely helpful [as was John Heiser], always courteous, and eager to make the research path easier. In his presentations at Seminars, he would go out of his way to provide information about his sources, not because we were checking his veracity, but because we had not heard of those statistics, or that written document, or this book, and were eager to explore them to gain more familiarity with them. Scott would gladly provide that information.

Always a gentleman, always well prepared, always presenting himself professionally, Scott shared his knowledge and insights willingly. This is the mark of someone who has embraced his work.

Scott Hartwig, Ranger Historian, soon to be Historian, will be missed. We wish him well, and much success in the next phase of his life. If it is anything like the phase he is ending, he will be extremely successful.

Farewell, and thank you Scott Hartwig!

WGD

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One Response to Farewell, Scott Hartwig, and Thank You!

  1. Sally Ryan says:

    So well said! How many lives – young through vintage – has Scott (and ALL his colleagues) – touched with their knowledge, enthusiasm and experience for history. Big shoes to fill…looking forward to some more writings now that he will have ‘spare’ time in retirement!

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