June 30 1863 – Prelude to Gettysburg

After some minor skirmishes, Major General John Buford is convinced that the Confederates are near the small town of Cashtown and that they will be marching on Gettysburg the next day. Buford sends a message to Gen. John Reynolds to come up quickly while he holds...

Prelude to Gettysburg – The Battle of Hanover

The Battle of Hanover, Pennsylvania was a small skirmish among Union and Confederate cavalry that had a significant impact on the Gettysburg Campaign by delaying Confederate General JEB Stuart. Gen. Judson Kilpatrickā€™s division of Union cavalry dashes north to...

AL Coble Rock Carving in Gettysburg

Finding rock carvings is a great way to explore the Gettysburg Battlefield.  One of my favorites is the AL Coble rock carving in the area of Spangler’s Spring.  AL Coble was 20-year-old Augustus L. Coble of Company E of the 1st North Carolina...