From the Fields of Gettysburg

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Posts on this blog are composed by employees of the National Park Service at Gettysburg National Military Park as well as park interns and guests. Our purpose is to highlight the stories of the battle and campaign, with features on those who were involved in the development and remembrance of the story of Gettysburg. The National Park Service is dedicated to protecting the resource and providing visitors with a full experience in appreciating our nation’s past and we hope you enjoy our blog.

A Sojourn on the Plains: The Frontier Service of Henry Heth

August 07, 2020 Posted by: Karlton Smith

While best remembered as the Confederate general who sparked the Battle of Gettysburg, Henry Heth was a career army man who spent many a year on the American frontier. Discover more about his life and army service prior to the Civil War.


"One of the liveliest and most exciting times we had ever experienced”: The Battle of Middleburg and the Fight at Goose Creek Bridge

July 20, 2020 Posted by: Dan Welch

On June 21, 1863, the soldiers of Col. Strong Vincent's Union brigade, who would earn great glory for their heroic defense of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, engaged in a fierce though overlooked battle with Confederate horsemen at Goose Creek Bridge near Middleburg, Virginia. Discover more about this little-known but lively fight.


Last updated: August 5, 2020

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