150th Anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 2013
Source Newsroom: Gettysburg College
Resources for analyzing or covering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 2013:
Historians and Civil War experts: www.gettysburg.edu/cw2013/media-resources.dot
• Allen Guelzo – Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation and Slavery/author of NYT best-selling book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
• Peter Carmichael – 19th century U.S. history, Civil War and Reconstruction, Southern perspectives
• Scott Hancock – African American experience from the mid-17th century to 19th century, Underground Railroad, African American identity and U.S. Society
Social media: Twitter: @gettysburg #cw150 #gburg150 #civilwar
Video: Addressing Gettysburg is a 15-minute film about the enduring meaning of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Free: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mSXgKwdL30
App: Witness to History is a 1.2 mile historical walking tour that takes you through the Gettysburg College campus and the town of Gettysburg.
Newswise — The Confederate Army marched right through campus. Classes were canceled; students became soldiers and encountered regiments in the streets. Wounded soldiers from both sides were treated in Pennsylvania Hall, which became a field hospital and served as a look-out tower for General Lee. Photos and b-roll from the cupola of the surrounding area available for media use.
More than 200 of students and alumni fought on both sides. President Henry Baugher opened his house to wounded soldiers. There are letters and quotes from students, faculty, and alumni who documented the battle.
The campus is surrounded by Gettysburg National Military Park and The Eternal Light Peace Memorial (dedicated by FDR in 1938) is visible from campus. Campus is two blocks north of Lincoln Square downtown. Media welcome on campus. Open access wifi available.
Prof. Michael Jacobs observed the battle from his home, including Pickett’s Charge. He wrote the first book on the Battle of Gettysburg, Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1863 (J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1864).
Alum David Wills (Class of 1851) invited Pres. Lincoln to deliver Gettysburg Address:
Gettysburg College is deeply connected to battle and Civil War today:
- Majors and minors offered in Civil War Era Studies
- Gettysburg semester – students from other colleges and universities come to study
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.