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Monuments at Gettysburg – 11th Pennsylvania Infantry

| July 16, 2014

The 11th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument at Gettysburg is located northwest of Gettysburg on Doubleday Avenue.  It was dedicated on 3 September 1889 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The view of the monument pictured above is from Steven Recker’s Virtual Gettysburg Web Site which has more information about the monument and the 11th Pennsylvania Infantry. A […]

100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Millersburg Soldier Monument

| May 25, 2014

This post was originally presented on 20 May 2012.  It is repeated here on the actual 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Millersburg Soldier Monument: ————————— MILLERSBURG HAD FINE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES Millersburg, 31 May 1912 — Memorial Day was observed here yesterday.  At 9:15 a.m. Kilpatrick Post, No. 212, G.A.R., assisted by Chief […]

The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Mapping the Circle

| February 22, 2014

The G.A.R. Soldiers’ Circle at the Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was described and pictured in the previous blog post in this series.  In today’s post, the map will be pictured which was drawn from the sequential series of photographs taken at the Circle in 2012 by the Civil War Research Project.  The maps […]

G.A.R. Soldiers’ Circle at Shamokin Cemetery

| February 15, 2014

The Shamokin Cemetery is located at the intersection of South Anthracite Street and West High Street in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Within the cemetery there is a monument to the men who died in the Civil War.  There is no direct path or road to the monument from South Anthracite Street and West High Street, […]

Ten Questions to Ask at Historic Sites

| January 16, 2014

Lies Across America -What Our Historical Sites Get Wrong, by James W. Loewen, published in 1999, is the sequel to Lies My Teacher Told Me.  In it, Loewen takes up from the historical distortions he revealed in the first book and shows how these distortions have manifested themselves in the “landscape” in the form of […]