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Gettysburg Resort to Commemorate 1863 Epic

April 29, 2013 by · Comments Off on Gettysburg Resort to Commemorate 1863 Epic 

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort in Gettysburg, Pa., has many events planned leading up to the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and throughout the summer, including the 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment (an organization of Civil War Living Historians and Re-enactors) and a period ball.

The 22nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment will be in Gettysburg on May 18, June 15, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 26. This group provides great entertainment and fun for the whole family. There are “recruitment” opportunities for children to enlist and fun events that guests can enjoy like having loved ones “arrested,” put on trial, and some will be found “guilty.” It’s a fun production that gets families involved and keeps everyone entertained.

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort is also very excited to be hosting a period ball at their lodge on July 6.

Other events include the Eternal Peace Light commemoration on June 29 – this Eternal Peace Light inspired the light at the Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery. Also, a new museum will be opening on July 1., located at the Theological seminary, which was prominent on the first day’s battle at Gettysburg.

There will be two Gettysburg Battlefield re-enactments taking place around the 150th Anniversary. Enjoy the Blue Gray Alliance 150th Gettysburg Reenactment on June 27-30, as well as the 150th Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Reenactment on July 4-7.

For more information on both events, visit http://www.bluegraygettysburg.com/ for the Blue Gray Alliance Reenactment; and http://www.gettysburgreenactment.com/ for the Gettysburg Anniversary National Civil War Battle Re-enactment.

Remembering the Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle at Gettysburg has been described as the turning point of the American Civil War, as well as one of the most pivotal battles fought on American soil. The battle, which took place on July 1 – 3, 1863, had the largest number of casualties of any battle during the Civil War, with as many as 51,000 soldiers from both armies killed, wounded or declared missing. This brutal, three-day battle was a victory for Gen. George G. Meade’s Union Aarmy against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army.

About Gettysburg Battlefield Resort

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort is private RV resort located on the edge of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Guests can enjoy all the history that surrounds the resort, from the battlefield and the historic town of Gettysburg, to the Soldier’s National Monument – the site where President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. The resort is also located near Hershey, Pa., the Appalachian Trail and within driving distance to Washington, D.C.

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort offers many amenities to enjoy at the resort, including over 215 campsites, an Olympic-size swimming pool and a farmhouse lodge. Guests can enjoy planned activities and top-notch amenities on the resort, as well as events in the surrounding area.

For more information, visit http://campgettysburg.com/ or call (888) 455-9579 for more information.

 

National Park Service Launches Civil War Website

April 4, 2012 by · Comments Off on National Park Service Launches Civil War Website 

National Park Service website promotes Civil War sites in national parks.

As part of its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and coinciding with events marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the National Park Service has launched a Civil War-themed website at www.nps.gov/civilwar that provides an overview of the war, with special emphasis on the Civil War sites administered and preserved by the National Park Service.

According to a news release, the website features a wide range of richly-illustrated content, including stories of the Civil War, ranging from causes of the conflict to its consequences; biographies of notable individuals associated with the war, both military and civilian; places within the National Park System that interpret the Civil War; and information on the ways in which the National Park Service preserves Civil War battlefields, objects, landscapes and other historic resources. New content will be added regularly, so visitors are encouraged to check back to the site often.

“More than a quarter of all national parks preserve Civil War sites or tell stories related to the war. This website offers a single online point of reference for the National Park Service’s Civil War resources and will be an invaluable tool for both students of the Civil War and visitors to our historic sites,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “It also gives the war and events that occurred a century and a half ago meaning to 21st-century Americans.”

Among other features of the new website are:

  • Plan Your Visit – An interactive trip planning tool includes more than 1,700 Civil War sites around the country, including more than 100 national parks with Civil War themes. With just a few clicks of the mouse, visitors can plan a trip to Civil War sites from northwest Washington state (San Juan Island National Historical Park, where General George Pickett first made a name for himself – http://go.usa.gov/mbU) to the Florida Keys (Fort Jefferson, where Union prisoners were held, today part of Dry Tortugas National Park – http://go.usa.gov/mbP) and more than 1,700 partner sites in between, including state and privately administered Civil War-themed historic sites and museums. The Plan Your Visit tool provides maps, distances, turn-by-turn directions, and a description of and links to additional information about each of the sites.
  • Timeline – A comprehensive, interactive timeline of the causes, events and Civil Rights legacies of the Civil War spanning nearly 400 years of American history, from the foundations of slavery with the arrival of the first Africans in America in 1619 to the present day.
  • Civil War Reporter – Follow the adventures of Beglan O’Brien, a fictional Civil War era correspondent, whose daily reports on events from 150 years ago are streamed to the website via Twitter. In addition to the nps.gov/civilwar website, he can also be followed directly on Twitter (search CivilWarReportr) and Facebook (search Civil War Reporter). From the politics of the day to eyewitness accounts of events to fashion of the Civil War, O’Brien’s nose for news promises to deliver fascinating updates, rumor and information of the Civil War era.
  • Related Resources – The website also includes links to other National Park Service Civil War resources, including the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, the more than 100 National Parks that tell the story of the Civil War and its enduring legacies, and Then & Now features showing how the events of 150 years ago continue to influence the America of the 21st century.

 

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