Category Archives: Forts and Battlefields

Gettysburg 2017: Pickett’s Charge

In this installment of my video blog documenting my recent trip to Gettysburg National Military Park, I explore the main Confederate attack on July 3, 1863: Pickett’s Charge. Longstreet’s attack on the Union center at Gettysburg is stuff of legend, but even at the time most observers knew it wouldn’t succeed, including Longstreet himself. Years later, when asked why the attack failed, George Pickett replied, “I’ve always thought the Yankees had something to do with it.”

High Tide at the Angle

Gettysburg National Military Park, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. (717) 334-1124.

Gettysburg 2017: Little Round Top and Sickle’s Salient

In this installment of my video blog documenting my recent trip to Gettysburg National Military Park, I explore key sites of the fight on July 2, 1863: Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Peach Orchard, and Cemetery Ridge. Longstreet’s attack on the Union left flank at Gettysburg is probably one of the most famous of the war. It was only quick action by Union commanders that saved the day.

Front Royal Courthouse

Warren County Courthouse, Front Royal, Virginia, Warren County, Virginia.

Humphreys’ Vigil

Monument to Brigadier General Andrew A. Humphreys in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401.

Artillery Demonstration

Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada St. Lake George, New York 12845. (518) 668-5471.

Standing Watch at Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga, 102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883. 518-585-2821.

Pines over Five Forks

Five Forks, Petersburg National Battlefield, 1539 Hickory Hill Rd. Petersburg, VA 23803. (804) 732-3531.