Word came today that the National Park Service will begin demolition of the old Cyclorama building at Gettysburg. It was just a matter of time. I never had a real problem with it being there, though I admit it was sort of an eyesore. I also have no problem with removing it for that reason, [...]
I've always had trouble explaining to my wife this nation's fascination with the Civil War. I am hoping this will help.
Update: The above image of the proposed trails was made available by John Spangler of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Here is a story that should concern all of you about the integrity of the Gettysburg battlefield. The Lutheran Seminary had embarked upon the construction of a historic trail that looks to threaten some [...]
I am very excited to share what promises to be one of the most educational and entertaining conferences to come down the pike in quite some time. From March 14-16, 2013 the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College will host a three-day conference titled, "The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th." Peter [...]
It's a good question and one that I've touched on here at Civil War Memory. Our battlefield monuments fit into a broader celebratory landscape that is pervasive throughout our memory of the Civil War. Gettysburg is a place where we can feel good about ourselves as Americans and our history. It is almost impossible for [...]