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By Patrick McGuire and Patrick McGuire,Staff Writer | August 12, 1992
Gettysburg, Pa. -- In a sun-drenched, tree-lined meadow on a corner of the battlefield here, director Ron Maxwell talked quietly of ghosts. "It all starts with ghosts," said the man who is filming "The Killer Angels," a Turner Network Television movie based on Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the three-day battle fought here in 1863.Mr. Shaara, who died four years ago, once told Mr. Maxwell that he wrote his novel because Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet spoke to him from the grave.
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June 26, 2005
FRIDAY, JULY 1 8:30 a.m.: Gates open 9 a.m.: Medical demonstration (Tent 1); Cavalry exhibition (Field) 10 a.m.: Civil War spies (Tent 1); General Longstreet (Tent 2) 11 a.m.: C.S. Generals (Tent 1); U.S. Generals (Tent 2) Noon: General Longstreet (Tent 1); General A.P. Hill (actor Patrick Falci) (Tent 2) 1 p.m.: Live mortar fire competition (Field) 1:30 p.m.: Massive 142nd Artillery Explosive Independence commemoration (Field) 2 p.m.: Life in 1860s (Tent 1); U.S. Signal Corps (Tent 2)
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By Gregory Romano and Gregory Romano,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2005
Although the battle of Little Round Top is one of the most famous events at the battle of Gettysburg, it was in many ways an accident. The commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee, ordered Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, commander of the army's 1st Corps, to attack the exposed southern flank of the 3rd Corps of the Union Army, which had advanced beyond the Union line on Cemetery Ridge to a position in the Peach Orchard along the Emmitsburg...
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By Gregory Romano and Gregory Romano,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2005
Although the battle of Little Round Top is one of the most famous events at the battle of Gettysburg, it was in many ways an accident. The commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee, ordered Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, commander of the army's 1st Corps, to attack the exposed southern flank of the 3rd Corps of the Union Army, which had advanced beyond the Union line on Cemetery Ridge to a position in the Peach Orchard along the Emmitsburg...
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July 10, 1991
James Franciscus, who starred in the TV series "Naked City," "Mr. Novak," and "Longstreet," died Monday of emphysema in Hollywood at 57. The actor was born in Clayton, Mo., and attended Yale University. After a stint in summer stock, he was cast in a 1956 film "Four Boys and a Gun." His TV career began in 1958 as Detective Jim Halloran in ABC's "Naked City." He became a teen-age heartthrob playing English teacher John Novak in the 1960s and twice portrayed insurance investigators, first on "The Investigators" and later as blind Mike Longstreet on the ABC series "Longstreet."
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June 26, 2005
FRIDAY, JULY 1 8:30 a.m.: Gates open 9 a.m.: Medical demonstration (Tent 1); Cavalry exhibition (Field) 10 a.m.: Civil War spies (Tent 1); General Longstreet (Tent 2) 11 a.m.: C.S. Generals (Tent 1); U.S. Generals (Tent 2) Noon: General Longstreet (Tent 1); General A.P. Hill (actor Patrick Falci) (Tent 2) 1 p.m.: Live mortar fire competition (Field) 1:30 p.m.: Massive 142nd Artillery Explosive Independence commemoration (Field) 2 p.m.: Life in 1860s (Tent 1); U.S. Signal Corps (Tent 2)
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1998
The dawning of the third day at Gettysburg found the Confederate troops still occupying Seminary Ridge while the Union army was stretched from Little Round Top on the left in a fishhook to Culp's Hill on the right.Gen. Robert E. Lee still thought he could break through the federal line and ordered up the division of Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's 1st Corps, which had been left the previous day at Chambersburg, Pa., to guard the Confederate supply trains.Longstreet, who preferred the strategy of taking strong defensive positions and waiting for the enemy to attack, opposed Lee's plan to attack the Union line straight on. Longstreet writes in his account of Gettysburg in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" that he told Lee he thought the wisest course was to move around the Union left, find good defensive ground and wait for the Union army to attack.
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June 27, 2004
LOCATION From U.S. 15 take the Steinwehr Avenue exit. Go north on Steinwehr Avenue 200 yards. Turn left onto Bull Frog Road (about 1.5 miles). Turn right onto Pumping Station Road (about 1.5 miles) to the re-enactment site. FRIDAY, JULY 2 8:30 a.m.: Gates open 9 a.m.: Cavalry exhibition (Tent 1); medical demonstration (Tent 2) 10 a.m.: Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet (Tent 1); Civil War spies (Tent 2) 11 a.m.: U.S. generals (Tent 1); Confederate generals (Tent 2) Noon: Confederate Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (Tent 1)
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August 25, 2002
Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia September 9, 1862 1. The citizens of Fredericktown being unwilling while overrun by members of this army, to open their stores, in order to give them confidence, and to secure to officers and purchasing supplies for benefit of this command, all officers and men of this army are strictly prohibited from visiting Fredericktown except on business, in which cases they will bear evidence of this in writing from division...
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 1, 2002
SHARPSBURG - Talk at the Piper House often turns to the spectacular fighting that took place just outside this bed-and-breakfast during the bloody Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. It's up to the imagination to picture the apple orchard full of clashing soldiers from the North and South. Though this building - which in 1862 served as headquarters of Confederate General James Longstreet - still stands, the orchard disappeared a century ago, replaced in time by a hayfield and a smattering of cedar trees.
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June 27, 2004
LOCATION From U.S. 15 take the Steinwehr Avenue exit. Go north on Steinwehr Avenue 200 yards. Turn left onto Bull Frog Road (about 1.5 miles). Turn right onto Pumping Station Road (about 1.5 miles) to the re-enactment site. FRIDAY, JULY 2 8:30 a.m.: Gates open 9 a.m.: Cavalry exhibition (Tent 1); medical demonstration (Tent 2) 10 a.m.: Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet (Tent 1); Civil War spies (Tent 2) 11 a.m.: U.S. generals (Tent 1); Confederate generals (Tent 2) Noon: Confederate Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill (Tent 1)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | April 5, 2004
Mount St. Joseph wrestler Andrew Gold defeated four state champions and a state runner-up en route to a third-place finish at 112 pounds in the National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships at the Cleveland Convention Center. Old Mill's Doug West was fifth at 130 pounds, joining Gold in earning high school All-America status for finishing among the top eight in their respective weight classes in the three-day event that ended yesterday. "Coming into the tournament, I was under the impression that a lot of the guys here were either first or second in their states, so I tried to raise the level of intensity I went out with," said Gold, a University of Pennsylvania-bound, two-time Maryland private schools champ.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 1, 2002
SHARPSBURG - Talk at the Piper House often turns to the spectacular fighting that took place just outside this bed-and-breakfast during the bloody Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. It's up to the imagination to picture the apple orchard full of clashing soldiers from the North and South. Though this building - which in 1862 served as headquarters of Confederate General James Longstreet - still stands, the orchard disappeared a century ago, replaced in time by a hayfield and a smattering of cedar trees.
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August 25, 2002
Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia September 9, 1862 1. The citizens of Fredericktown being unwilling while overrun by members of this army, to open their stores, in order to give them confidence, and to secure to officers and purchasing supplies for benefit of this command, all officers and men of this army are strictly prohibited from visiting Fredericktown except on business, in which cases they will bear evidence of this in writing from division...
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By Regina Puleo and Regina Puleo,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 16, 2002
When Confederate plans went awry on June 26, 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill decided to wage a costly offensive against Union Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter at Beaver Dam Creek. Unsupported, Hill's forces were repulsed and defeated. Hill expected Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's arrival imminently as he forced a crossing of the Chickahominy River and led his six brigades known as the Light Division through the town of Mechanicsville to encounter Porter's corps entrenched behind Beaver Dam Creek.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | June 28, 1998
The dawning of the third day at Gettysburg found the Confederate troops still occupying Seminary Ridge while the Union army was stretched from Little Round Top on the left in a fishhook to Culp's Hill on the right.Gen. Robert E. Lee still thought he could break through the federal line and ordered up the division of Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's 1st Corps, which had been left the previous day at Chambersburg, Pa., to guard the Confederate supply trains.Longstreet, who preferred the strategy of taking strong defensive positions and waiting for the enemy to attack, opposed Lee's plan to attack the Union line straight on. Longstreet writes in his account of Gettysburg in "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" that he told Lee he thought the wisest course was to move around the Union left, find good defensive ground and wait for the Union army to attack.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff Writer | April 22, 1994
For almost a decade, visitors to the Antietam battlefield near Sharpsburg could, if they wished, share their evenings with the ghosts of Confederate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet and his staff.Thanks to an agreement between the National Parks Service and a Hagerstown couple who specialize in renovating old homes, visitors to the Western Maryland battlefield could spend their nights in the same two-story farmhouse General Longstreet used as his headquarters during the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War -- Sept.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 26, 1998
On hundreds of courthouse lawns and public parks North and South, statues of sword-waving generals and monuments to hometown heroes of the Civil War abound. But there has always been one conspicuous exception: Lt. Gen. James Longstreet.A talented corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia, he was praised by Gen. Robert E. Lee as "my old war horse" and was one of the most important figures in the Battle of Gettysburg.But for more than a hundred years, die-hard supporters of the Confederacy have reviled Longstreet because he was later critical of the tactics of the revered Lee, joined the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln and fought for black voting rights.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff Writer | April 22, 1994
For almost a decade, visitors to the Antietam battlefield near Sharpsburg could, if they wished, share their evenings with the ghosts of Confederate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet and his staff.Thanks to an agreement between the National Parks Service and a Hagerstown couple who specialize in renovating old homes, visitors to the Western Maryland battlefield could spend their nights in the same two-story farmhouse General Longstreet used as his headquarters during the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War -- Sept.
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