Medal of Honor: James B. Thompson

Medal of Honor recipient James B Thompson Note: I want to start by stating that in numerous sources James B. Thompson is sometimes confused with James G. Thompson, also a Medal of Honor recipient. James G. Thompson served with the Fourth New York Heavy Artillery and holds the distinction of being part of a set … 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