Thursday, July 4 2013 4:30 PM EDT2013-07-04 20:30:00 GMT
They come in the blue. They come in the gray. They battle the elements and they battle each other.But they mostly reenactors at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg come to feel a connectionMore >>
Most reenactors at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg come to feel a connection with the brave soldiers of the Civil War. But none of them has more of a connection than John Griffiths.More >>
Wednesday, July 3 2013 11:24 AM EDT2013-07-03 15:24:38 GMT
The National Park Service is encouraging visitors to Wednesday Pickett's Charge Commemorative March to park in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center bus parking lot.More >>
The National Park Service is encouraging visitors to Wednesday Pickett's Charge Commemorative March to park in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center bus parking lot, at 1195 Baltimore Pike, or the North Cemetery Lot along Taneytown Road.More >>
Tuesday, July 2 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-07-02 22:40:43 GMT
The Wheatfield, Devil's Den, Little Roundtop – these are names that live on in Gettysburg lore and places with great significant on the second day of Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago. Going into theMore >>
The Wheatfield, Devil's Den, Little Roundtop – these are names that live on in Gettysburg lore and places with great significant on the second day of Battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago.More >>
Tuesday, July 2 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-07-02 22:19:00 GMT
Robert E. Lee, George Meade, Abraham Lincoln -- these are a few of the names you need to know when it comes to the Battle of Gettysburg. And then there's Bill Spicer. He's the one who designed the popularMore >>
With an estimated $100 million in anniversary revenue at stake, businesses in Gettysburg want to make sure that the money stays here. That means as little imports as possible.More >>
Monday, July 1 2013 12:23 PM EDT2013-07-01 16:23:43 GMT
A building that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Gettysburg opened Monday as a museum that offers visitors a unique look at a Civil War hospital and the landscape where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed.More >>
A building that played a pivotal role in the Battle of Gettysburg opened Monday as a museum that offers visitors a unique look at a Civil War hospital as well as the landscape where Union and Confederate soldiers clashed 150 years ago.More >>
Monday, July 1 2013 1:15 AM EDT2013-07-01 05:15:29 GMT
The weather held out Sunday night in Gettysburg as thousands came to the National Military Park for the Commemorative Ceremony near Mead's Headquarters along Taneytown Road. Country music star Trace AdkinsMore >>
The weather held out Sunday night in Gettysburg as thousands came to the National Military Park for the Commemorative Ceremony near Mead's Headquarters along Taneytown Road.More >>
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
Hundreds of Gettysburg visitors got a chance to walk with history today, on perhaps the same ground that Confederate Captain Samuel Johnston walked 150 years ago.
Johnston was sent out on an intelligence mission in the early morning hours of July 2.
"A battle that turned out to be a major point of the war was based on Captain Samuel Johnston's reconnaissance," historian Troy Harmon said.
A walk through the battlefields this morning continued to key locations where Johnston may have stopped. Harmon believes Johnston told his superiors that he made it to Little Roundtop and saw that there were several thousand Union soldiers there who were not prepared to fight -- but this wasn't the case.
Historians say this is where the controversy begins.
"When General Lee heard that report later in the morning, he was not so concerned because what he was looking for is if the Union army was ready for the attack," said Harmon.
Harmon said there are many theories about Johnston's mission, including one that Confederate General James Longstreet sabotaged the battle.
But Patti Shultz, who took part in the walking tour this morning, said her experience was surreal.
"You walk the walk and you feel the pain and you think about it, and it puts you back in the moment and that is what I like," she said.
Terrance Walsh is from Georgia, but after this walk he has Gettysburg on his mind.
There was "just a lot of information and kind of hard to take it all in, but it's extremely enjoyable," he said.
Rob Jeffries said being able to get a history lesson on the battlefield was special.
"You read about it and see it in the books, but you get to touch it and ask questions," he said.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:03:04 GMT
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right...More >>
Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against...More >>
Monday, September 15 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:42:32 GMT
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.More >>
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through...More >>