Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Medal of Honor recipient James B. Thompson The Medal of Honor symbolizes the ideals of patriotism, courage, sacrifice, and integrity and is the highest award presented for military valor in action. Those recipients have shown bravery in combat, going above and beyond the call of duty, risking – and often sacrificing – their lives for … Continue reading Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

Sachs Covered Bridge, Gettysburg Note/disclaimer: I consider myself a historian and folklorist who collects Pennsylvania's legends and lore. However, every now and then while out getting pictures I have had an experience that I cannot explain and this is one of those stories. Everyone knows that Gettysburg is haunted. Right? The landscape has to be … Continue reading The Spooks of Sachs Bridge

The Power of P. Noel’s Name

The P. Noel Rock, Gettysburg Note/disclaimer: I consider myself a historian and folklorist who collects legends and lore of Pennsylvania. However, every now and then I have had an experience that I cannot explain and this is one of those stories. Everyone knows that Gettysburg is haunted. Right? It definitely has to be haunted because … Continue reading The Power of P. Noel’s Name

Pvt. George Sandoe: Gettysburg’s First to Fall

“Where are we headed?” Zech asked as we left the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum as he scanned the list of monuments I wanted to visit on this trip. “The Twenty-First Pennsylvania Cavalry,” I replied as I turned right onto Baltimore Pike. “It’s the closest one.” A short distance later, just south of Colgate Avenue, … Continue reading Pvt. George Sandoe: Gettysburg’s First to Fall

The 90th Pennsylvania Monument

There possibly is no other place in Pennsylvania that attracts as many people as the Gettysburg Battlefield. From the first visit, I found myself caught up in the history and lore of these hallowed grounds. With each return trip, I discovered new and exciting pieces of information about the battle, the monuments, and the general … Continue reading The 90th Pennsylvania Monument

Gettysburg’s First Shot Monument

As with all of the previous times I had traveled west on Route 30 from Gettysburg, I missed the marker. No sooner had I passed the coordinates when the GPS began screaming for me to find a place to turn around and head back east. “Did you see a monument?” I asked. Zech answered that … Continue reading Gettysburg’s First Shot Monument