Gettysburg

No Casino

A casino at Gettysburg is a really bad idea.  This video was played today during the public hearing before the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission.  At the same time I just love […]

Anticipating Richard Kirkland’s Big Day

This morning I was interviewed by Mike Zitz of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star concerning the Saturday premiere of “The Angel of Marye’s Heights” – a movie about Richard Kirkland.  I […]

Oh That Gettysburg

Thanks to the folks at the Civil War Preservation Trust for putting on a first-rate conference.  I had a great experience and I look forward to the opportunity to help […]

The Louisiana Tigers at Gettysburg

Here is my review of Scott Mingus’s excellent book, The Louisiana Tigers in the Gettysburg Campaign (Louisiana State University Press, 2009).  This review is forthcoming in Louisiana History. Unit histories […]

Reading List on the Aftermath of Battle

One of the nice things about my job is that I get to work one-on-one with seniors who are interested in doing independent work in history.  I am finishing up […]

Why I Don’t Live In the World of What Ifs

Last month I started reading Harry Turtledove’s Guns of the South.  While I was excited at the beginning my enthusiasm quickly waned to the point where I haven’t picked it […]

Final Thoughts About John Latschar

As many of you are now learning John Latschar resigned as superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park.  You can read the story here.  What follows is my first video blog […]

John Latschar Receives Preservation Award

According to Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, “John Latschar’s contributions to historic preservation cannot be overstated… His work has preserved and rehabilitated Gettysburg’s sacred ground […]