Category: Gettysburg

Stuff about Gettysburg and the battle therein

New additions

Added a nice article from the July 8, 1884 Gettysburg Star and Sentinel regarding the dedication of the 17th CVI monument on Barlow’s Knoll. It is a nice compliment to the official publication put out by the veterans.

Words cannot describe…

…my initial reaction to this headline: “Skull of Civil War soldier found at Gettysburg to be auctioned” The short version of the story is that the skull was found near the “Benner’s Farm” in 1949 and it was expected to…

Night on East Cemetery Hill

Anyone who travels with me to Gettysburg knows that I like to spend some quality time – after dark – on East Cemetery Hill. It doesn’t matter much what season it is (although honestly, off-season means fewer people and fewer…

New material added today

The remaining installments of J. Montgomery Bailey’s (aka “High Private Manton”) Under Guard or Sunny South in Slices have been posted under the Gettysburg category. Actually, part 10 is still missing – but the remaining parts are now online. Thanks…

July 2, 1863

Barlow’s Knoll may be the most easily recognized location on the battlefield for those who follow the 17th CVI, but the regiment spent far more time on East Cemetery Hill. It was here that the regiment, broken up badly during…

June 30th at Emmitsburg

I’ve always thought the best description of the 17th CVI immediately prior to fighting at Gettysburg was written by Company C’s J. Montgomery Bailey (AKA “High Private Manton”). Published by the Danbury Times as part of Bailey’s “Under Guard, OR, Sunny…