Gettysburg

American Civil War Exceptionalism

There are so many things wrong with this photograph that I don’t know where to start. It sums up perfectly how Americans continue to commemorate and think about their civil […]

That North Carolinian Is Pointing at the Bryan Farm

This morning I spent some time reflecting at the North Carolina monument along Confederate Avenue at the Gettysburg National Military Park. I was thinking specifically about the entry points for […]

When at Gettysburg Remember to Turn Around

Just returned from a short trip in which I accompanied a group of high school students from Brooklyn to Washington, D.C., Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg. Thanks to Lisa Kapp […]

The Return of Gettysburg’s Electric Map

If you are a Gettysburg enthusiast of a certain age than you likely have fond memories of the Electric Map, which first served as the centerpiece of the Rosensteel Museum […]

Pickett’s Charge Failed 153 Years Ago Today

Today is the 153rd anniversary of “Pickett’s Charge” – the final drama of a campaign that began with Confederates hunting down free blacks and fugitive slaves once they crossed into […]

The Nightly Show Travels to Gettysburg

Larry Wilmore offers this brief commentary on the Confederate flag rally that took place this past weekend at Gettysburg. This is certainly not as entertaining as some of his earlier […]