This is the 4th in another series of video blog posts where my family is exploring the Gettysburg Battlefield.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every time we go to Gettysburg and this time we learned several new things.

In this video  Sarah is talking about the fighting on Culp’s Hill and about General George Greene


Here is a photo of General Greene:

If you are like me and enjoy exploring the Gettysburg battlefield (especially with kids), I highly recommend JD’s book: The Complete Gettysburg Guide


Gettysburg Soldier’s National Cemetery

by fifer1863 on June 3, 2011

Here is a video of my daughter Sarah (aka @civilwarsallie) learning about the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg



Sarah is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi



Julia Grant Acrostic Poem

by Sarah on January 26, 2010

Hi, Here is another acrostic poem. This time it is about Julia Grant, the wife of the 18th President Ulysses S. Grant.

Julia Grant was born at White House Plantation in St. Louis, Missouri

U. S. Grant proposed to her several times times before she said yes

Lonely without Ulysses Grant

In 1869, she entered the White House to begin, “the happiest period of her life”

Attended 1897 dedication of Grant’s tomb in New York City

Grant’s had 3 sons and a daughter

Received the position of 1st Lady

A family marriage held at the White House

Next to her husband’s grave

The 1st First Lady to write a memoir


Julia Ward Grant


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