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Monuments and the Danger of Presentism

The United States has long been the shining light of the world, a place where all are welcome to come, and live, and embrace America and the United States, to contribute to its growth, and to set an example for … Continue reading

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Logic as applied to the records

On more than a few occasions we have encountered the telling of an event in a history book that simply defies logic.  Sometimes the events do indeed defy logic. For example, on the first day of the Battle, while forming … Continue reading

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Preparing for Memorial Day

Several Hundred Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, troop leaders, and members of their families descended on Gettysburg National Cemetery early this morning to place flags at every headstone and grave marker.  It was a job well done. Here are some at … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Den Duck!?!?!?

Everyone has seen the Elephant just below the Devil’s Den area: But who has failed to recognize this: W. G. Davis

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Back to the 83rd PA at LRT

After Monday’s burn the vegetation is not just reduced, it is almost completely gone…at least for the next few days. Below is a photo taken today at Little Round Top from Sykes Avenue, looking generally west, with my back to … Continue reading

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Today’s Burn at LRT

Below is a photo taken after the burn event today on the west side of Little Round Top. The burn, designed to curb vegetation on the western slope, was bounded by four GNMP Roads: Crawford on the west, Warren on … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photos, Part 2

Here is the “Lee’s Headquarters” that wasn’t: The Rose Farm in the dawn sun: The 83rd Pennsylvania Flank Markers – top RFM, bottom LFM: The View of Col. William Oates, Commanding 15th Alabama as he exited the tree line and … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day Photos, Part 1

Had an early start on Remembrance day and started taking photos before dawn. Here is the Union Center [Cemetery Ridge] in the distance, from West Confederate Avenue: Here are the Round tops, from West Confederate Avenue: The Sun rising from … Continue reading

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Stop NPS from Major Mistake

“…because of chronic neglect and underfunding from Congress, the National Park Service (NPS) is set to adopt a very bad idea for our national parks: Corporate sponsorships that run the risk of plastering our most treasured sites of America’s natural … Continue reading

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LRT: Defense in Depth

Chamberlain’s narrative describes a defense in depth on Little Round Top, not a single line. Continue reading

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