Category Archives: Gettysburg

Gettysburg Spies (From The Archives)

Good morning – and what a lovely June morning it is here in Southern California! It’s the first Friday in June, so it’s time to kick-off our new historical theme of the month on Gazette665. We’ll be talking about Civil … Continue reading

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Good-bye, Gettysburg (I’ll Miss You)

I don’t like good-byes. But it’s part of life, and I’ve realized there are different types of good-byes. Happily, today’s good-bye is not forever. It’s more of a conclusion…so we can say “hello” to something new. A year ago, I made an … Continue reading

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Making A National Park

So…Gettysburg was first a town and farming community, then a battleground of two large armies, then a tourist destination, and now a National Military Park. How did Gettysburg battlefield come under the protection of the National Park Service? And who … Continue reading

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An Amusement Park At Gettysburg?

You might not believe this. After-all, you’d think a place where 10,000+ American men had died would always be hallowed ground. Not so in the late 19th Century. There were train tracks across Gettysburg Battlefield, and one of the stops … Continue reading

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Dead Confederates At Gettysburg

A writer is suppose to explain things. But I didn’t fully explain something important in Blue, Gray & Crimson. Before you send me to “bad writer’s prison”, let me explain. The story is from an 1863 point of view, and … Continue reading

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Gettysburg’s Relic Hunters & Tour Guides

When my family went to Gettysburg, we had an awesome tour guide who took us all over the battlefield, told us history stories, and pointed out important landmarks and monuments. After the tour, it was time to hunt through the … Continue reading

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