There has been a good deal of activity at Gettysburg National Military Park in recent months. A major rehabilitation project is ongoing atop Little Round Top, which will remain closed for next year and a half. The Devil’s Den reopened to visitors this past week
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Robert Gould Shaw awoke on September 18, 1862 within feet of roughly twenty dead “Rebel” soldiers. He had survived the previous day’s bloody fighting in…
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In the News The Naming Commission’s final report was published this week. It includes the recommendation to remove the Confederate memorial in Arlington…
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As I predicted last month, the Naming Commission has recommended the removal of the Confederate Monument in Arlington National Cemetery. The commission…
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One of the things that I am fascinated by, in my researching and writing about Robert Gould Shaw, is the extent to which his understanding of slavery…
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I published this piece in The Daily Beast back in 2016. It’s now behind a paywall. Overall, I think it holds up fairly well, but the events of the past…
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Personal News Next Thursday (Sept. 15) I will be speaking at the Olde Colony Civil War Round Table in Dedham, MA. The presentation will take place at…
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This is National Park Service interpretation at its best. In this video, park ranger Christopher Young, who works at the Chickamauga & Chattanooga…
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