Licensed Battlefield Guides of Gettysburg - 100th Anniversary: Jim Pangburn
The Licensed Battlefield Guides of Gettysburg celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2015. Destination Gettysburg will tell the stories of our renowned tour guides throughout the year. This video features Jim Pangburn, a Licensed Battlefield Guide for 16 years.
Gettysburg: The battle that saved America
Gary Roche has been a battlefield guide at Gettysburg for 18 years. His tour focuses on one man, his great grandfather Sergeant Patrick Delancey, who served in the Pennsylvania 143rd infantry during the battle. 150 years later, Roche makes the place where so many died come alive. Chip Reid reports.
Government Shutdown: Gettysburg Edition
With all the recent news of the government shutdown in DC and elsewhere, I wanted to remind people that there are other parks and how ridiculous the shutdown actually is.
Gettysburg Driving Tour Mobile App Tour Trailer
Interested in a hands free driving tour app of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania? See the United States' most visited battlefield from the comfort of your car. With over an hour of audio, this GPS triggered mobile app tour takes you to the 16 auto stops in Gettysburg. Download the app on iOS:
8th New Jersey Infantry Volunteers at the Battle of Gettysburg
As part of my goal to understand and document the linage of the 113th Infantry ( I recorded this video on a trip to Gettysburg. The 113th traces its linage through the 8th NJ Infantry. The guide is John Winkelman a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide (#201). John covers the 8th's involvement in the battle plus a bit of the battle in the wheat field.
History Club Gettysburg National Soldiers Cemetery
National Soldiers Cemetary with Professor Charles Fennel as tour guide. Enjoy a walk into history with the Gettysburg Hacc History Club
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Gettysburg, an important Civil War Battle Ground during the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Join Bruce Oliver, host of the 'Cruise with Bruce' radio show and his guests from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on the first broadcast in a series about the National Park Service. Katie Lawhon is a Park Ranger working with the Gettysburg National Military Park and Carl Whitehill is the Media Relations Manager for the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors' Bureau. During the hour long program you will hear about the historical 3 day battle on the farms of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Oliver's guests talk about the tours that you can take through the 6,000 acre battle field and on the streets of Gettysburg. Find out when to o, what to see and where to stay.
It's been 150 years since the dreary days when several slave-holding Southern States declared their intentions to secede from the Union of the the United States of America. It was just a short time after the election of President Abraham Lincoln. It all started when the legislature of South Carolina passed an ordinance stating that the Union is Dissolved on December 20, 1860 and published it in the Charleston Mercury Newspaper. The struggle between ideologies of states rights vs. a strong Federal Government was as controversial then as it is today. And the Southern agrarian, slave-holding states believed that their rights were being trampled on by the Industrial Northern Yankees. It was inevitable that there would be a Civil War between the North and South.
On April 12, 1861 the first canon blasts were hurled at Ft Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. President Abraham Lincoln called on the states that had not joined the Confederate States to supply 75,000 volunteers to suppress the insurrection. By the end of the war, four years later over 600,000 men lost their lives. More lives were lost during this Civil War than during any other time in our nations history. And the loss of life at Gettysburg topped the list.
The Grand Review and Demobilization of the Armies (Lecture)
The American Civil War ended in April of 1865 ... or did it? Ranger John Hoptak takes us through the war's final months, looking at the politics of the Grand Review parade, the experiences of prisoners of war on both sides, and what the final moments of the war were like for soldiers of both Union and Confederate armies.
First film/documentary that I ever created when I was a Junior in High School. Starring license battlefield guides Kyle Pfalzer, Charles Fennel, and Gary Kross who explain why Gettysburg was the most decisive battle of the Civil War.
The Jennie Wade House - Gettysburg, PA.
The Association of Paranormal Study has investigated the Jennie Wade House a few times. Jennie Wade was the only civilian to die in the Battle of Gettysburg. We hope you enjoy this little tour of this historic site.
During our investigation, we conducted the Ganzfeld Experiment.
Major Battles of the Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg
More than a third of the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg became casualties during three pivotal days of the Civil War.
Learn what happened there and why — it had nothing to do with shoes — during the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Presented by James A. Garfield National Historic Site Manager (and Gettysburg native) Todd Arrington.
Gettysburg Visit with Ryan and Cynthia
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the High Water Mark of the Rebellion, Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg Address.
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Gettysburg: From the Battlefield to the Boardroom, Lessons on Leadership
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, reporter Charles Robinson accompanies executives on a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield as they learn how leadership lessons from the historic battle translate to business leadership lessons for today.
Gettysburg: The Lay of the Land
From the pile of massive rocks that comprise Devil's Den to the broken ground that leads to the daunting peak of Little Round Top, the topography of Gettysburg played a major role in the outcome of the battle. Johns Hopkins geologist Bruce Marsh, who has long studied the grounds, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Guillermo Bosch, a licensed battlefield guide, tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and the terrain on which it was fought.
1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing receives Congressional Medal of Honor
1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, Battery A 4th U.S. Artillery, receives the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for actions at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Ceremony took place November 6, 2014. This video features Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John D. Cox, the Civil War Trust and the National Civil War Museum discussing Cushing's action, along with President Barack H. Obama's formal presentation with speech excerpts. The video was produced by the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force.
Preps underway for Battle of Gettysburg reenactment
After it was postponed, the annual reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is now just days away. Subscribe to WGAL on YouTube for more:
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Gettysburg National Cemetery
Mr. Morris's Worcester Preparatory School A.P. U.S. History classes tour Gettysburg National Battlefield and Cemetery with battlefield historian Kurt Weiss
GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY - Private George Nixon's Grave (President Nixon's great grandfather)
George Nixon was born 1821 in Washington County, Pennsylvania and later moved to Ohio. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. During the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863), he was wounded in the right hip and side during skimishing with the Confederates, and lay in the no-man's land between the Union position on Cemetery Hill and the Rebel's hold on the town. At night his cries of pain were such that it inspired Musician Richard Enderlin to crawl out during the constant firing between the two forces, drag Private Nixon back most of the way, then stand up with the wounded man in tow and dash the final distance to safty. This act won Richard Enderlin a instant promotion to Sergeant, and a Medal of Honor 34 years later. Despite his rescue, Private Nixon's wounds proved to be mortal, and he died in the XI Corps Hospital seven days later. His great-grandson, Richard Milhous Nixon, would become the 37th President of the United States.
Monuments at Gettysburg - Context and Beyond (Lecture)
Ranger Troy Harman takes the blinders off, explaining the layered meanings behind the monuments of Gettysburg National Military Park in his winter lecture. Monuments discussed include the Pennsylvania Memorial, the 26th North Carolina monument on Cemetery Ridge, and the Eternal Light Peace Memorial.
The World at Gettysburg
Thousands of men, from all corners of the world, took part in the battle of Gettysburg. From Germans and Italians, to Chinese and Irish, legions of first generation Americans fought for their definition of freedom and liberty on the Gettysburg battlefield. Who were these men? What did they fight for? Join us we discover Gettysburg's global connections.