1863: “The Town Is As Full As Ever Of Strangers”

July 13 [1863]

This day has passed much as yesterday and the day before. The town is as full as ever of strangers, and the old story of the inability of a village of twenty-five hundred inhabitants, overrun and eaten out by two large armies, to accommodate from ten to twelve thousand visitors, is repeated almost hourly. Twenty are with us tonight, filling every bed and covering the floors. Continue reading

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At Gettysburg: Edmund Pendleton’s Great-Grandson

Continuing with our short study on influential Founding Fathers and their descendants who fought at Gettysburg… Today, we’ll take a look at some Virginians – one who helped found the United States and one who fought for secession and the Confederacy decades later.

Meet Edmund Pendleton and his adopted grandson… Continue reading

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History Read Along – Inferno: The World at War, Chapters 7-8

It’s reading time… Here are the notes for Chapters 7 and 8 in our history read-along.

Be warned: Chapter 7 is rough in a few parts and not suitable for children. However, the chapter notes are certainly suitable for all ages!  Continue reading

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1863: “Vicksburg Surrendered To General Grant”

July 7, 1863

Major-General Halleck:

We have certain information that Vicksburg surrendered to General Grant on the 4th of July. Now, if General Mead can complete his work, so gloriously prosecuted thus far, by the literal or substantial destruction of Lee’s army, the rebellion will be over. Continue reading

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Tea With Sarah: Let’s Talk About Gettysburg…

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

If this was a real tea, we’d be sitting on the bluffs overlooking the ocean and old artillery battlements at Old Fort MacArthur since I’m at a living history event. It’s blazing hot so ice tea is the drink of choice and no cookies – because I’ve been eating healthy these last couple weeks. Want a carrot?

Since I’m surrounded by military living history encampments, let’s talk some military history. This week (July 1-3, to be exact) marked the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg – sound like a good topic? Let’s get this conversation started… Continue reading

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At Gettysburg: Paul Revere’s Great-Grandson

Here at Gazette665, we usually feature an American War for Independence theme in July. This year we’re adding a twist. I’ve found four Founding Fathers whose descendants fought at the Battle of Gettysburg which occurred in 1863 – 155 years ago this month. Prepare for some surprises!

Today, we’ll talk about the patriot Paul Revere and one of his grandsons… Continue reading

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