Education Specialist Barbara Sanders presents "Iron Hooks and Steel Constitutions," examining one of the most poignant artifacts in the collection of Gettysburg National Military Park. Used to remove bodies from their temporary battlefield graves, a set of iron hooks currently on display reminds us of the grisly aftermath of Civil War combat. Join Barb as she presents from the galleries in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.
Carried home as a souvenir of war, a Colt revolver belonging to Adams County soldier Daniel Reigle is prominently displayed within the National Park Service Museum and Visitor Center. Who was this local soldier and what is the story behind the most famous sidearm of the conflict? Ranger Bert Barnett will explore this and more from the galleries of the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War.
In 1904 Gettysburg National Park Commission engineer Emmor B. Cope created a massive relief map depicting the Gettysburg Battlefield. Displayed at the St. Louis Exposition, all who saw it were "filled with admiration." Join Ranger Troy Harman as he chronicles this extraordinary artifact and the Gettysburg veteran who created it.
Few artifacts in the collection of the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War garner more shocked fascination than the medical instruments on display. From bone saws to tenaculums and scalpels, they painted a chilling picture of the aftermath of Civil War combat. Join Ranger Tom Holbrook as he examines these instruments, and the men and women that used them.
More than a century and a half after his execution, John Brown remains a polarizing figure. Was he a murder and traitor, or a heroic aboloitionist and martyr? Join Ranger Matt Atkinson as he explores the legacy of John Brown, and highlights some of the priceless artifacts connected with this story.
Did Union General John F. Reynolds spend the last night of his life stretched out across four chairs at a tavern south of Gettysburg? Join Historian Christopher Gwinn in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War and separate fact from fiction.
Among the treasured objects in the Gettysburg Museum of the American Civil War are a kepi and sash belonging to a young Union artilleryman, Bayard Wilkeson. Join Ranger John Hoptak as he explores the tragic story of Lt. Wilkeson and his father, newspaper correspondent Samuel Wilkeson.
For this Winter Lecture, we join Ranger Daniel Vermilya inside Dwight Eisenhower's library. An avid reader, Eisenhower's collection of books offer a unique window into the mind of the 34th President of the United States.