Research And Writing By GDG Members

Buford's Withdrawal Article - By Eric Wittenberg

Sample Discussion Posts  - Representative posts of the daily discussions
Bios of GDG Members  - Samples
Commemorating Gettysburg Contributed by GDG Members July 1-3, 1997
Excerpts from John Brown's Body - Contributed by GDG Members
"Compliments in Such a Damned Place As This" Trans-Misissippi Units At Gettysburg - Ken Allers
Devil's Den: A History and a Guide - Gary E. Adelman and Timothy H. Smith.
The Beau Ideal of a Soldier . . . Col. Patrick Henry O'Rorke - Brian Bennett - Ch. 6
Addendum to "...The 140th N.Y.. on Little Round Top"- Brian Bennett
Newspaper Accounts of the Gettysburg Campaign Submitted by Jeff Burk
"A Communicator's Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign" - Alexander (Bill) Cameron
"The Saviours of Little Round Top" by Col. Alexander W. Cameron. (from Gettysburg Magazine )
"The Pipe Creek Line: An Overview - Ron Church
Emmitsburg Road Art by Dave Clark
Dedication of 45th New York Monument - Translated by Ulli Baumann, submitted by Dave Clark
"Colonel George A. Cobham... - by Douglas R. Cubbison (from Gettysburg Magazine No. 9)
Stand Firm, Ye Boys From Maine - Tom Desjardin - Chapter 6.
"Clash of The Titans" from Iron Men: Iron Will - Craig Dunn - The 19th Indiana
Mystic Chords of Memory: Civil War Battlefields and Historic Sites - Dave Eicher
A Tour Guide For The Battlefield - Dave Eicher
Gettysburg Dead at West Point Cemetery- Photos by Doug Gitt
Confederate State Memorials - Fred Hawthorne
"History of the Licensed Battlefield Guides" - Fred Hawthorne
  Michigan in The Civil War Compiled by Don and Lois Harvey
"Anderson Attacks the Wheatfield" - Jay Jorgensen ( from Gettysburg Magazine No. 14)
The 69th Pennsylvania at the Wall - Tour by Jack Kelly
Geology and the Gettysburg Campaign -  made available by  Rick Keene and Dr. Donald Hoskins
  Colorized images of  Gettysburg - by Mark Mariato
Confederate Roll of Honor - Submitted by Ben Maryniak
"Gettysburg's First Shot" - Benedict R. Maryniak
Pickett or Pettigrew? by Captain William Richardson Bond. - Edited by Greg Mast
"Grappling with Death: The Union Second Corps Hospital at Gettysburg" Roland R. Maust
  A Tar Heel Jewish Soldier at Gettysburg: Diary of Private Louis Leon, Edited by Greg Mast
Did General Meade Desire to Retreat at Gettysburg? - Keyed in by Kathy Meacham
The Redemption of the Harper's Ferry Cowards "Remember Harper's Ferry" - R. L. Murray
  E. P. Alexander and the Artillery Action in the Peach Orchard - Conclusion -  R. L. Murray
Who Saved Little Round Top? - Jim Morgan - A Response To the Melcher Challenge
Maps of the Gettysburg Battlefield - Maintained by Terry Moyer
The Gettysburg Commission Reports Compiled by Terry & Dianne Moyer and Eileen Murphy
Gettysburg Campaign Summary - Dave Powell
Stuart's Ride: Lee,  Stuart, and the Confederate Cavalry  -  Dave Powell
A Taste of Northern Steel:...- Laurie D. Schiller (Reprinted from North & South Magazine )
Union City:  Philadelphia and the Gettysburg Campaign - by John Reid Seitter
Fanny & Joshua: The Enigmatic Lives of Fanny and Joshua Chamberlain - Excerpt - Diane Smith
Union Medals of Honor - Compiled by Anthony Staunton
"A Lesson in Battle Tempo: The Union Pursuit After Gettysburg " - William Terpeluk
Selected Don Troiani Gettysburg Prints - Don Troiani
Conversation With Scott Hartwig - Conducted by Dave Woodbury
Conversation With Harry Pfanz - Conducted by Dave Woodbury
  "Arnold's Battery and the 26th North Carolina" - Bruce Trinque
  Three Love letters from Joshua  to Fanny Chamberlain - from the collection of Don Troiani
  Orders of Battle - Compiled by Kerry Webb, Steven Cassells, Ben Maryniak and Bill Cameron
  "Reminiscences of the 19th Mass. Regiment" by John G. B. Adams,  prepared by Kerry Webb
  Generals at Gettysburg - Compiled by Kerry Webb
  Index of Civil War Generals -Compiled by Kerry Webb
  "John Buford and the Gettysburg Campaign" by Eric J. Wittenberg. ( from Gettysburg Magazine)
  History of the Ninth Massachusetts Battery Republished by Eric J. Wittenberg and Mike VanHuss
Operation of Our Cavalry: The Michigan Brigade  - Submitted by Eric Wittenberg
GEN. GEORGE A. CUSTER’S "LOST" REPORT, JULY 3, 1863 - edited by Eric Wittenberg
Lancaster County,  Pennsylvania In the Civil War - by Ron Young - Chapter IV - "Lancaster and the Battle of Gettysburg"

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps - by Phil Lechak -

Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years.

These maps are of Gettysburg in the years 1886, 1891, 1896, 1902, and 1931 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.

Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in both public and academic libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. Seven or eight different editions represent some areas.

Textual information on construction details (for example, steel beams or reinforced walls) is often given on the plans while shading indicates different building materials. Extensive information on building use is given, ranging from symbols for generic terms such as stable, garage, and warehouse to names of owners of factories and details on what was manufactured in them. In the case of large factories or commercial buildings, even individual rooms and the uses to which they were put are recorded on the maps. Other features shown include pipelines, railroads, wells, dumps, and heavy machinery.


Cupola Panoramic View - by Bill Christen

Another Cupola View - by John Baniszewski


The Generals of Gettysburg - by Larry Tagg  - This index to The Generals of Gettysburg has been prepared by the author, esteemed member Larry Tagg, and is not included in the Da Capo Press edition of Generals at Gettysburg.  Filled with insightful anecdotes and lively narrative, The Generals of Gettysburg presents detailed information on the character and personality of all 133 combat-command officers as well as an in-depth account of each man's actions on the field. This marriage of character --the features and attributes of a man--with each general's battlefield record, offers new insights into the battle and its outcome.  Ordering information at
  Dr J. J. Purman - Medal of Honor Story in his own words - transcribed by Ginny Gage
  The Compiler - Gettysburg, PA, Wednesday, July 1 1903 - contributed by Ginny Gage

  The Compiler - Gettysburg, PA, Wednesday, June 24, 1903 - contributed by Ginny Gage

The Compiler - 50th Anniversary - contributed by Ginny Gage

The Gettysburg Times - THE SCOTTS AND CUNNINGHAMS SEE THE BATTLE - contributed by Ginny Gage

Little Round Top's Missing Document - contributed by Glenn W. LaFantasie