National Public Lands Day

Help reveal a battle era stone wall that was used as a breastwork during the Battle of Gettysburg.
The National Park Service is inviting volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 26 by volunteering to cut and remove vegetation along a historic stone wall on the Henry Spangler Farm at Gettysburg National Military Park. The project will take place from 8 am to 2 pm and registration is required. …read more

Source:: NPS Gettysburg Press Releases


2015 Music Muster

Performances by respected and authentic Civil War musicians will fill the air on August 14 and 15 at Gettysburg National Military Park during the 20th Annual Gettysburg Music Muster. These one-of-a-kind performances, played mainly on original instruments, include ballads, Victorian dance music and dance performances, along with fifes, banjo, mandolin, and more. …read more

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Creative Writing Workshop

Gettysburg National Military Park’s July “Artists in Residence” are hosting a free, hour-long creative writing workshop on Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the tent at Ranger Program Site #2 behind the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. …read more

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Speaking Engagement

I will be speaking Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Camp Lt Cmdr Edward Lea Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.  The meeting will be at the Spaghetti Warehouse starting at 7PM.  Dinner is $17.00.  If you want to skip dinner and the Camp meeting, I will be starting around 8 PM.  The topic will be the causes of secession through the eyes of Peter Turney.  Peter organized the Turney’s First Tennessee to join the Confederate army while Tennessee was still a Union state.

I find his view point to be especially valuable in the light of the current push by some people to totally separate the causes of secession and thus the war from the issue of slavery.


2015 Dedication Day Speaker

Garrison Keillor, host and producer of A Prairie Home Companion, a weekly radio program heard nation-wide on over 600 National Public Radio stations will present the Dedication Day keynote address on November 19, 2015 in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Military Park. …read more

Source:: NPS Gettysburg Press Releases