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The Bravery of Former Slaves

In the years before the Civil War, many people stood up for the cause of freedom and equality.  Some of those who showed the most bravery were…

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A Strange Meeting

It was a strange meeting – a British general requested the assistance of an American signer of the Declaration of Independence. It took place at the…

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A Battle Lost But An Army Respected

It was a place the new American nation lost, yet won – a battlefield where they stood ground for six consecutive baynotte charges and earned the respect…

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The Battle of Brandywine

In the first years of the American Revolution, General Washington lost many battles, but he always survived to fight another day.  The battle of Brandywine was one…

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President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Depot

There was a mix of emotions when President Lincoln stepped onto the platform at this Gettysburg, Pennsylvania railroad depot.  There were feelings of sadness and…

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A Historic Railroad Depot

Many communities have saved and then restored their old rail depots.  That’s the case for this small Pennsylvania town.  However, the depot here has more…

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The Luckiest Elephant Man in America

Some people believe that a elephant figurine will bring you good luck.  If that is true, Ed Gotwald is the luckiest man in America. Regardless,…

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A Collection That Went Viral

Lots of people collect things.  Sometimes the story of how and why they began collecting is more interesting than the collection itself. That may be…

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A Famous Inventor

His first invention involved a kite–and perhaps his most famous discovery involved one too… SharePrintEmail

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each one…there are simply so many….

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee and Grant, or battles like…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance of one’s faith…and today we…

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The 125th Anniversary of The Great Johnstown Flood

It was an American disaster that was hard to imagine. A giant flood and an immense fire were destroying a city of over 30,000 people…

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A Story of Heroism and Tragedy

It was a story of miraculous heroism among a story of deep tragedy.  125 years ago a wall of water cut loose from a breached…

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The Problem with 51 Inches of Rain

When 51 inches falls on an area in one month…well, it’s likely there’s going to be problems. Here, those problems provide tragic. It was a…

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Overwhelming Dead in Gettysburg

The numbers of dead and wounded soldiers and horses overwhelmed the population of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863.  It was up to them and surrounding citizens…

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The Impact of Gettysburg

Most people who visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania tour the battlefield and learn about the fighting that took place in the first week of July 1863.  Many…

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Getting Caught in the Battle of Gettysburg

When the battle began here in Gettysburg, Hettie Shriver and her two young daughters left town and went to stay with her parents.  Unfortunately, her parents…

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The Dangers of Being Kicked By A Cow

If you’ve spent much time around cattle, there’s a good chance you’ve been kicked.  The right blow can put a person down in pain.  Now…

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The Eisenhower Farm

It may be an overstatement to proclaim that a herd of cattle helped thaw the cold war.  However a visit to the Eisenhower farm was…

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