Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WWII at Gettysburg

Great post on Its good to know that the town's voice was heard during WWII. Of the 494 killed over 400 died in combat. Now that is sacrifice.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sickles book

Im currently reading the book on Dan Sickles by James Hesseler. I'll post a review shortly.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Gettysburg Daily

Fascinating posts at They are doing an exclusive on Little Round Top and its impact on history. I have read the host's (Gerry Adelman) books and he has an intersting take on the historgraphy of that small, rocky hill in southern PA.

Here are the links to the posts:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Grant's strength

I've recently been reading Shelby Footes The Civil War Volume 2. What I found in the book was an excellent source of information regarding the Vicksburg CAmpaign. 180 miles and five straight victories put Grant on the threshold of one of the largest Union victories of the Civil War. Foote does an excellent job protraying Grant's greatest campaign.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Originally uploaded by Walt Hubis
Is that a battle going on down there?

Gettysburg PA - July 2009

Interesting picture

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Good man

Murtha’s passion for history saved the Cyclorama painting.

Late lawmaker secured $16 million in Congressional funds to restore timeworn painting.
Published: Monday, February 8, 2010 6:38 PM EST
The late John Murtha will be remembered across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Vietnam war veteran, an outspoken critic of the Iraq War, and a lawmaker that often brought home “pork” to his constituency.

Here, he’ll forever be known as the man that secured $16 million in federal dollars to restore the Cyclorama painting at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Murtha died Tuesday at 77-years-old.

Over a nine year period from 2000-09, the Johnstown area legislator earmarked chunks of funding in the Congressional budget, to conserve the Civil War era artwork — even though he did not represent this area in Washington.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Its been a while

Yes its been a while and I am sorry to all my readers. Things have been busy but more blogs are coming soon! Stay tuned!