Posts belonging to Category 'Gettysburg'

Buffalo Soldiers leave a lasting legacy

One year after the Civil War ended, Congress formed an African-American group within the U.S Army, The Buffalo Soldier’s. These warriors left a legacy due to their fierce fighting and bravery.
“They were given the name (Buffalo Soldier’s) after they were fighting in the Indian campaign. This was given to them by the Cheyenne Indians because [...]

The north wins again — in Muscatine

To Stu Willits, it’s no big deal that the Civil War-era cannon in the lobby of the Muscatine County Court-house faces north — even though cannons in Union states normally face their former Confederate foes.
“I’ve been to Gettysburg (National Park) three times. The cannons there face in all directions,” Willits, the jail expansion project manager [...]

Business as battle: The lessons of war

Instead of spending the day in front of a computer as usual, a group of technology professionals gamely followed their boss across the battlefields of Gettysburg to where a pivotal skirmish was fought nearly 150 years ago.
At the summit of Little Round Top, Rocky Cintron, chief executive of Force 3, a Crofton-based consulting firm, read [...]

Gettysburg park bill dies in Senate

An omnibus lands bill that would have expanded the boundaries of Gettysburg National Military Park died last week after it met Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate.
The bill would have added to the park the 151-year-old Gettysburg train station where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to dedicate the national cemetery.
It also would have expanded the park’s [...]

PENNSYLVANIA GAMING CONTROL BOARD TABLES DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL GETTYSBURG CASINO PROPOSAL

 Following the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s postponement of the decision awarding the state’s remaining Category 3 gaming license, Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) president James Lighthizer issued the following statement:
“While I understand and commend the members of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for their desire to carefully consider the myriad aspects and implications of the [...]

Gettysburg prepares for traffic nightmare

Detours and alternative routes are planned over the spring and summer, when the state’s Department of Transportation reconstructs Pa. 116-West Middle Street in Gettysburg.
The three-phase, multi-million dollar project could take 12 months to complete, with pipeline replacement, roadway reconstruction, and streetscape beautification
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Leadership program inspired by battle of Gettysburg

Withstanding the steely glares of the bosses in a boardroom might not seem like withstanding an iron hail of Confederate cannon fire, but a University of Maryland program is using the battle of Gettysburg to provide leadership lessons to modern executives.
A new partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the Gettysburg Foundation is [...]

Gettysburg casino hoopla overshadows real preservation challenges

It’s all over except the decision from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. For the second time in five years, Gettysburg has been subjected to a pitched PR battle over the location of a gaming business.
The first was a proposed full-sized casino at routes 15 and 30, across the street from a cluster of hotels and [...]

Gettysburg National Military Park Receives Excellence in Interpretation Award

 In early December, Barb Sanders and Scott Hartwig at
Gettysburg National Military Park received an Excellence in Interpretation
Award from the National Park Service Northeast Region.  The award
recognized their role in the development of the film, “Big Deal at
Gettysburg: The Value of Historical Places,” a multimedia product aimed at
providing an understanding of the value of historic places [...]

Train station to stay open

The 151-year-old Gettysburg train station where President Abraham Lincoln arrived to dedicate the national cemetery will not be closing to visitors, borough officials say.
Concerns were raised last month after it was announced the funding source that kept the station open for the last three years will run out after Dec. 23.
But the Gettysburg Convention & [...]