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By COX NEWS SERVICE | April 30, 1998
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Stand inside the "Bloody Angle" just behind a small stone wall any evening at Gettysburg, and as the sun goes down, you can almost see the 13,000 Confederate soldiers of Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett's division in one of history's most fabled charges marching straight toward you.Stroll over 50 yards to the famous clump of trees that marks the high tide of the Confederacy. Gaze a mile over a hazy ribbon of road, lush green fields and a split-rail fence. You can spot on the horizon the massive Virginia Monument, which seems no bigger than a thimble.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 7, 2011
The site of the largest and most storied of all Civil War battles, Gettysburg National Military Park has the grandest visitor center of the battlefield parks. The 22,000-square-foot museum features relics and interactive exhibits on the struggle, a film and the restored Cyclorama, a 360-degree painting done in the late 19th century depicting Pickett's charge — the climactic, futile attempt by Lee's army to break the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded then by Gen. George G. Meade. Practically surrounding the old town, Gettysburg battlefield park almost requires locomotion to see it all. The park service offers guided bus tours, escorted auto tours and a self-guided auto tour, with short walking trails along the way. For the hardy, though, there's a trail guide put together by the Boy Scouts of America that covers hiking most of the battlefield.
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October 18, 2001
Oct. 27-28 Maryland: "The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead," a discussion at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Historian James W. Lowry will discuss mortuary science during the war. For more information, call the museum at 301-695-1864. Nov. 2-Nov. 3 Pennsylvania: The Seminary Ridge Symposium will present "Battle: the Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat," at Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. Sponsored by the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation.
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June 6, 2006
National Park Service Director Fran P. Mainella recently resisted the temptation to spark private contributions to the parks by allowing donors to advertise their generosity on buildings, benches and bricks. Her gesture of restraint was particularly commendable considering how desperately the park system needs the money. With their allocations from Congress failing to keep pace with inflation - and a $6 billion backlog of maintenance and repairs - the parks already collect at least $41 million a year in private donations yet still fall so far short.
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June 4, 2000
June 17-18: 1st North Carolina Artillery living-history encampment and demonstrations at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg National Military Park. 13th Pennsylvania Infantry Living History encampment and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Monument. For more information, call the Gettysburg National Military Park at 717-334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431. July 1-3: Gettysburg 137th anniversary re-enactment at the Yingling Farm, Gettysburg, Pa. Saturday: collapse of Federal 11th Corps; Sunday: Valley of Death; Monday Pickett's Charge.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." - The Gettysburg Address LAST WEEKEND at Gettysburg, thousands of re-enactors and spectators gathered for the 142nd anniversary of the three-day battle that was a turning point in the Civil War . But just hours after the Union Army again repelled Pickett's Charge and sent the South packing, a more modern Battle of Gettysburg quietly continued -...
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By Knight-Ridder | July 10, 1991
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Gettysburg is under siege, and the struggle is as much over fallow fields as hallowed ground.Spurred by the widening of a nearby highway and the opening of a Wal-Mart to call its own, this historic town is witnessing unprecedented pressure from developers, one of whom is proposing a 320,000-square-foot shopping center that would abut the Civil War battlefield.The plan has loosed volleys of displeasure not heard since the Erector-set-like, 330-foot-tall National Tower observation platform was raised nearly a score of years ago.Gettysburg Borough and the surrounding townships have long been at odds over the nature and amount of development that should be permitted, with some municipal officials contending that the economy has suffered by attempts to keep the park setting pristine.
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By Michael Kilian and Michael Kilian,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2002
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - After years of effort, the National Park Service has acquired one of the most significant pieces of the original Gettysburg battlefield - the spot from which the first shot in that greatest of Civil War battles was fired. The shooter was a Napiersville, Ill., man, Lt. (later Capt.) Marcellus E. Jones, in charge of the pickets of the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Jones first saw the ghostly shapes of Confederate skirmishers about 700 yards away down the Chambersburg Pike about 7:30 a.m. and borrowed a carbine from one of his sergeants to take a shot at their mounted officer.
NEWS
June 6, 2006
National Park Service Director Fran P. Mainella recently resisted the temptation to spark private contributions to the parks by allowing donors to advertise their generosity on buildings, benches and bricks. Her gesture of restraint was particularly commendable considering how desperately the park system needs the money. With their allocations from Congress failing to keep pace with inflation - and a $6 billion backlog of maintenance and repairs - the parks already collect at least $41 million a year in private donations yet still fall so far short.
NEWS
By cox news service | April 17, 1997
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The cannon smoke had scarcely cleared and corpses clad in blue or gray were still being dragged from the cornfields when the first curious folks came by carriage in the brutal summer of 1863."
NEWS
July 7, 2005
The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." - The Gettysburg Address LAST WEEKEND at Gettysburg, thousands of re-enactors and spectators gathered for the 142nd anniversary of the three-day battle that was a turning point in the Civil War . But just hours after the Union Army again repelled Pickett's Charge and sent the South packing, a more modern Battle of Gettysburg quietly continued -...
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June 27, 2004
July 3- July 4 Living History Weekend at Gettysburg: The Mifflin Guard, camp and programs at the Pennsylvania Monument; the Confederate Forces, camp and programs at Pitzer Woods; U.S. Sharpshooters, programs at Little Round Top. Gettysburg National Military Park, 717-334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431. July 10-July 11 Living History Weekend at Gettysburg: Battery B, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, living history camp and programs at the Pennsylvania Monument;...
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By Michael Kilian and Michael Kilian,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2002
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - After years of effort, the National Park Service has acquired one of the most significant pieces of the original Gettysburg battlefield - the spot from which the first shot in that greatest of Civil War battles was fired. The shooter was a Napiersville, Ill., man, Lt. (later Capt.) Marcellus E. Jones, in charge of the pickets of the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Jones first saw the ghostly shapes of Confederate skirmishers about 700 yards away down the Chambersburg Pike about 7:30 a.m. and borrowed a carbine from one of his sergeants to take a shot at their mounted officer.
NEWS
June 4, 2000
June 17-18: 1st North Carolina Artillery living-history encampment and demonstrations at Pitzer Woods, Gettysburg National Military Park. 13th Pennsylvania Infantry Living History encampment and demonstrations at the Pennsylvania Monument. For more information, call the Gettysburg National Military Park at 717-334-1124, Ext. 422 or 431. July 1-3: Gettysburg 137th anniversary re-enactment at the Yingling Farm, Gettysburg, Pa. Saturday: collapse of Federal 11th Corps; Sunday: Valley of Death; Monday Pickett's Charge.
NEWS
By COX NEWS SERVICE | April 30, 1998
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Stand inside the "Bloody Angle" just behind a small stone wall any evening at Gettysburg, and as the sun goes down, you can almost see the 13,000 Confederate soldiers of Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett's division in one of history's most fabled charges marching straight toward you.Stroll over 50 yards to the famous clump of trees that marks the high tide of the Confederacy. Gaze a mile over a hazy ribbon of road, lush green fields and a split-rail fence. You can spot on the horizon the massive Virginia Monument, which seems no bigger than a thimble.
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By Jean Allen and Jean Allen,SUN-SENTINEL, SOUTH FLORIDA | December 21, 1997
I like touring battlefields and am considering stopping to see the Chickamauga Civil War battle site. When I sent away for information, I realized that the full name is Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and it includes Lookout Mountain, so there must be a lot to see. Can you fill in the blanks for me?The double-name park is the oldest and largest national military park administered by the U.S. National Park Service. The battle -- actually several stretching from September to November 1863 -- raged in northern Georgia and southern Tennessee for control of Chattanooga, a strategic rail center.
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By cox news service | April 17, 1997
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The cannon smoke had scarcely cleared and corpses clad in blue or gray were still being dragged from the cornfields when the first curious folks came by carriage in the brutal summer of 1863."
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