148th Anniversary of the conclusion of fighting at Gettysburg

Today is the 148th anniversary of the third day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. This battle was destined to become the epic battle in a war of epic battles: Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Stones RiverChancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Franklin. None of these battles would match the casualty rolls which occurred during the summer of 1863 at the sleepy crossroads village of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Over the intervening fourteen decades, the landscape around Gettysburg has changed significantly. These changes were not only created by buildings, commercial development and urban sprawl. Much of it has been caused by the slow creep of the landscape. Fields becoming woodlots, woodlots becoming open fields and orchards vanishing into prairie grass. On this anniversary of the sanguinary fight at Gettysburg, I thought it might be appropriate to offer a link to an article which I wrote in October 2009: Gettysburg National Military Park – A Study in Contrasts. This article highlights the National Park Service’s efforts to restore the sight lines which existed in the 1860′s. If you have not been to Gettysburg recently, I would recommend you review this article. The park service has done a fine job at Gettysburg.

Gettysburg National Military Park – A Study in Contrasts

Shortly after this article was published, the National Park Service provided an update on the rehabilitation efforts at Gettysburg. To review this article click on the following link:

Gettysburg National Military Park – Rehabilitation Update


About Michael Noirot

I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap. Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography. While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until my early 30's. I have built a large library, of books on early America, politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War battlefields. I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy. Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres. I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to 148th Anniversary of the conclusion of fighting at Gettysburg

  1. Max Terman says:

    You might enjoy reading my book on the Civil War experiences of my ancestor in the 82nd Ohio. A short description follows. See http://hiramshonor.blogspot. com. for more. My compliments on your blog.

    In 1861 Hiram Terman joins the 82nd Ohio Infantry not sensing in the slightest what is coming. At twenty, he has just immersed himself in the boiling cauldron of the American Civil War. As the 82nd moves from battle to battle, he is tormented by the carnage around him and leans on his two friends, the religious Isaiah and the secular Seth for comfort. When the unthinkable happens and they are captured at Gettysburg and eventually sent to the whirlpool of death at Andersonville, their faith and beliefs are tested to the extreme in this true story hammered from the fiery battlefields and grinding prison camps of America’s Armageddon..

  2. Ron e Banks says:

    interesting blogs thanks for shareing

  3. Ron,
    Thank you for reading my blog.

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