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"gettysburg foundation" Discussed on Tales of American History
"He's got this eagle buckle. He's got a regular bill and I think it very well could be the ORG. Is that the one taken in the Eastwood's with the artillery officers. That's correct and you would know much more about this than I do. But there's one man on the porch which is a different one and I'm sure he's wearing a seat belt there when you look at that it looks a little different Center Staff Right Right which staff staff. There's one taken out in the field the one you're describing and if you enlarge that photograph you've got basically our belt about which is really neat and he's got his name inscribed on it and we actually Put that on loan to the National Park Service a year or two ago when they had a display display of Alonzo cushing's Medal of honor which President Obama awarded in two thousand fourteen. And ask us whether we would the parking they if we would loan the bill they he put it next to. The metal spider standing metal is going to be donated to get us for National Military Park. If they haven't already done so Jessica Lauren who is the one who received the medal okay. is a good friend and she told me that it When it was awarded there were members of the family? You can imagine this that began to kind of scrap over who would get it. Yeah and She said you know. Can't I thought about it once twice and I said Hell. It belongs at Gettysburg so she just game that's nice and was need. Is that That metal is Six months of the year is also displayed at West Point. Okay which is where he's buried a graduate class at June Sixteenth Mon- and I had a dear friend General Richard Treasury. He's a lieutenant general retired. He's now gone. I think but General Treasury was very interested in seeing Alonzo get awarded did that metal and he was on the war decorations board. Oh Wow okay. And he kept telling me he says can't and that metal is is finally awarded. It really should go to west point. And he says and they could put it over the entrance to the inner entrance to the library every cadet sees that and he almost got his wish Jessica gave it to Gettysburg and Gettysburg loans it to West Point for a period of time and then it comes back act so you get so you get the best of both protected. I mean any one of the families anywhere would have one member who just wants to get something off of it. You know what I mean right so here it is. It's just fabulous. She's a wonderful lady found a receptive person for me as a museum person. We're thinking control things one. It should be preserved into it. Shouldn't be preserved just a nobody has a chance of CNN ought to be interpreted viewed people ought to be able to see it right and unfortunately personally a lot of these family collections. You know what happened by disasters divorces. There's all these things happen in stuff goes to the four wins so it's wonderful that that stuff gets preserved should be an interpreted these play absolately and of course for those listeners. Here Alonzo cushing commanded a As a first lieutenant battery a of the fourth United States artillery Six three and Jordan's rifles at the angle at Gettysburg. It was the focal point of the Pickett's divisions attack against the Second Corps and. He was multiple times wounded before he who was killed in that and I'll tell you a story about when I was working on cushing's life I contacted contacted the A Little County Historical Society and Chautauqua County New York where he grew up and in Westfield New York and they told me you know. We don't know anything we have here about him in particular There are a few things in the public library in Fredonia but we do have an old trunk upstairs. That was a cushing trunk. And you're welcome to come up and take a look. Well I'll tell you wayne nine. That was a revelation to me on Friday afternoon around four o'clock in the afternoon so you're so you're in your core clock early in the morning. I'm getting a car in New York. I got to the to the old house where all this was and let it'd be in and I went up in the attic and from the time that place open like at eight thirty PM until three all I found. Were just bits and pieces. I was counting getting discouraged and I I kept digging and finally at the very bottom of that trunk was a great big envelope like a business is enveloped used to see an early and this business was stuffed and in Pencil on the outside at red. Alonzo's letters Oh torch and there were twenty six letters written by Alonzo cushing from the time. He was a second classmate at West Point all the way up until one month before he was killed and it just I. That's what I said. Hell I could write about him now. I can make him talk. So He's is near and dear to my heart but I've never seen that belt in the flesh and I put it on display. This might sometimes. Sometimes it's an original one time we didn't loan down to obviously with the items that we have at the national or museum were very causing the fact that some of these are rare especially the textiles. Some of these cannot be on display people often when they don't need things to museums they wonder how come my thing can't be on display all the time. Why can't just be out there all the time? We have to remind everyone that these items have a shelf life so to speak and We WanNa make sure we rotate H.. Specially these items that may be sensitive to non in and out back and four so we put some of these things on temporary exhibit and we bring them back into storage temperature humidity controlled trolled storage and so that for generations. We can enjoy these things and not just for one generation of doing it. But sometimes it's hard for people to gather data I to understand that and we just it's our job to try to educate folks about The interpretation of those items we also have to preserve them so they can be interpreted be around One thing I know collectors and people love to look at our presentation officers source staff staff feels sort of line officers swords. What what notable ones you have in your collection? Well we have. One belong took Brigadier General. Frank Wheaton Wheaton was commander in six core absolute. This sword was actually given to him when he was colonel the Second Rhode Island and was given him by his father. Wow now it's a beautiful presentation sword. We have another one that belonged to. I think it's Henry Landis Landis was the brother-in-law of John Bolton Reynolds and we have a presentation sword that he you'd was given to him for the action at which point and right outside. The Museum Museum is when the confederates came all the way up to across the river and he had an artillery battery from Lancaster Pennsylvania where he was from Philadelphia where he was from Philadelphia. Yeah and This is inscribed with the battles and into him and he's the brother in law. John Foot row isn't that cool. That's that's that's a nice presentation that we that we have we. Have you know some others. I can't take the names off top my head but we have others. That are part of that. I was on the Gettysburg Foundation Board or does some years ago. I got a call from a relic dealer in Gettysburg. Who We all know And he said I've got something here. I WANNA show you and I walked over there to his. The horse soldiers then went inside and up on the second floor he took me to the a a little vault. The open the vault door and outcomes this Chesser Kepi with a wreath embroidered with us and not to star two stars and then came out. A lot of photography of very young officer and then came out in discussion postwar Scotch and with all the battle honours. Whoever this person was and it had John Fulton Reynolds and I went? Oh My heavens you know and it was just a ton of stuff and I said this is all John Reynolds things they go. Yeah Yeah I said where does it come from. He says the family and so Do you think the Gettysburg National Military Park would like that and I said I I would certainly a hell hope so and so we managed to get that to happen but Yeah great stuff I as a as an old relic guy from way back like I know you've been I love looking at that. I love to go to museums. I love to see it all all and I'm really glad we're here to share the national civil war museum in Harrisburg with people here. Who Listen to this podcast? So I thank you for that and thank you for coming here. I appreciate it. Can't we wanna tell stories or a better way to to learn about the civil war then tell story that's right and and make those personal for people and so at the civil war museum were using these objects to tell a larger story shoe. The is a real person right and for me at At the museum somebody as a battlefield guide and interpreter many years as a kid interested news. There's no better way to get people interested until story. Yeah no I agree. Great and and that's the best way to do it. It is the best way to do it. We you know you're also the CO author of a book called Pickett's charge at Gettysburg Iceberg a guide to the most famous attack in American history. You and Jim Hessler have put this book together and I gotTa tell you it is perfectly beautiful book. It's gorgeous published and Ted Savvas out there in California does gorgeous work is maps or spectacular. Ed is very easy to understand where you are in this book. Because of the way it's laid out in the maps tell me what What are you who it in publishing this guide What are you trying to to to get to to people all who go out on the field and let them know precisely where events took place the whole motive behind this? Yes so I've thanks very much cancer first of all let me just say I gotta give Kudos to to to the CO author. James Hausler my friend. Many years about four guide. Jim Is what I call all closure just piddle around to stop and I think we would have still been waiting on it if it if it had been to to get to get to shop shotgun so we worked very well together. I would work with him on any project. It just did some nice suiting together there. And of course we've got shots did a tremendous job as you said in the land in Steve Stanley. Doing the thirty one maps because this book is a guide you need to have some spectacular maps ought ought to do it and of course Steve have been a matmaker for American battlefield. Trust for many years so these are first rate in. The book is in color which I really like because you can lay some and things out what we really wanted to do with. This work is a couple of things. We wanted to reach multiple audiences so I think it would be unusual first of all to have a hardback book as a as a field guide. I'd but we really wanted you to be able to take this thing out onto the battlefield. If you wanted to do that but we also wanted to make sure that if you were at home you could follow wit and understand it right the maps and everything that are in there and we also did which I'm really proud of Clo- there's things called out. I guess I would say just little sidebar. I Su out the book that are stories each one of those sort of standalone right on top of the of the narrative it. We were just pleased to be able to to publish the first really ever guide to Pickett's charge and no one else's ever done now no one has and and and it's it's it's it's If I dare say the most walk part of the battlefield I still. I think it is even more really than little round. Top people walking that every day the assault attack and seeing the union defense. We have four tours in here here so we don't forget that the Yankees had something to do with it as it said right. Well you know what's what's needed and you go through each of those tours and you know it begins on the confederate side with the massing all those field batteries Preparing to open fire on the union positions. And what you got one hundred.
"gettysburg foundation" Discussed on Parklandia
"So mike what am I going to do you can get really exciting really quick and especially if you're like stuck and you can't venture off by trying to take a bite not for held a lot of pants and I was like maybe I'll just take your bike big mistake found that pike was not meant for hills I thought my legs were going to light on fire and my muscles it like drains the life out of me and then I remember getting to that trail and I'm like I'm already pretty much dead so I'm GonNa go for right now but yeah thank God we had like beyond eight help save you from boredom she always helps ya but we also saved today that week to drive out to Gettysburg we need twenty twenty six feet of parking space and lake national parks and places like Edinburgh usually almost always I've RV designated spaces but they're kind of few and far between compared to car spaces so and sometimes cars park Nathan which is like what are you doing offer you oh God well yeah that happens it happens we may it worked out for us any museum yeah unfortunately we got there in the morning and we're able to make a beeline for the visitor center which with absolutely beautiful it really was I mean it was just massive I mean a modern facility out front bellas so cool and apparently a very popular spot for photos unsurprisingly also another reason to get there early because that was a Lincoln statue was like a mosh pit later yeah no we definitely had to snap a selfie or the before getting a two crowd right right and then kind of tying it back to the beyond say thing riposting that flooded our facebook with a caption you mean Abe and cabinet saying the destiny's child of Gettysburg it was a big big head on social media everyone you just that was really awesome. I don't think we ever talked about who we would be in each you know destiny's child member Okay well obviously Abe is beyond yeah uh-huh totally Michelle on this yeah well you have to own it Michelle's underrated I think she's great and it's not like you're like one of the original group members was kicked out of destiny's child or anything so and he anyway we've got to give more props to the visitor's center because it's one of the best things I think I've ever seen yeah we've seen really I mean it's actually operated the Gettysburg Foundation and that works with the National Park Service to educate visitors about all the different military park and civil war yeah they do an amazing job and thorough and the first thing you got to do when you arrive to this center is getting line to buy tickets especially for the film and something called the Cyclorama yes one hundred percent yeah because that stuff has the most likelihood of filling up and there's only a limited amount of time per day so I had never even heard of this cyclorama before so I was very intrigued and we obviously need to see what this is all about yeah definitely lived up all the hype for sure I mean with our tickets we had Ah timed entry to the film which was called a new birth of freedom this was screened on a in a large modern theater that actually minded we have like a regular high quality movie theater and one of the things that wasn't a who did the voicing more in free of course he killed it of course he's always welcome surprise and perfect in this context like hearing Morgan Freeman's voice talking about civil war in Gettysburg goes just absolutely amazing and made it so much more emotional Morgan Freeman's voice is the voice of America let's be Yeah we love him more so yeah this theater was really impressive like the rest of the visitor's center everything very new very polished in my kind of the state of the art and this one was far more modern than the typical visitor's center screening rooms we've been in it had literally stadium seating very comfy chair news and it's the type of theater that you want to spend like a couple hours in eating gummy worms drinking soda or in our case Soda with air quotes because that usually means like a little sneaky flaps that you bring in I don't know what you're talking about this was really angry movie winky mode Yeah it was really great movie experience I mean I'd be happy to sit in their afternoon them that'd be definitely be weird to be drinking out of a flask at Gettysburg film yeah that's not a good idea but I was just really into it and I could absolutely sit there for hours I totally agree but the movie is only about twenty minutes scenario by Morgan Freeman like we said fantastic surprise get his visitor center really pulled out all the stops the listeners S. one very impressive Morgan Freeman as the best narrator I can listen to talk about and he literally anything he could narrate a fun book and I would be weeping with emotion probably so this This movie really was a good primer on the civil war and the battle of Gettysburg in particular Living in the The timeline of the steps that lead into this iconic event right so I obviously you've got his Berg was epic and iconic but I had kinda forgotten about all the details and Smith junior high days and this was a good refresher and then even further than that not only refresh but like informed me every on everything about Gettysburg in like I feel like instead of taking a whole history class in junior high I just watched this twenty minute movie and finally able to turn the tables on the confederacy and pave the way for victory of war yeah so up until this point until Gettysburg Robert e Lee was pretty much on the arthur the north he was gaining so much momentum that the union was struggling to keep them back now and then there's another like National Park Tien here that we learned about two incense Lee actually let US troops through the Shannon Doa valiant as way to Gettysburg right yeah I had no idea about that as well that was the that was a fascinating little fact but it does make sense geographically since the confederate troops were heading there from Chancellor's Ville Virginia so making its way through the Shenandoah area which was not a national park at the time no of course not obviously not but his initial hopes were to keep pressing northward to add more pressure to the union aiming to just weaken them to me and then be able to sick and then a hopefully make way to Philadelphia eventually and then who knows what would have happened after that everything came to a head on July first of eighteen sixty three at first it seemed like Lee might be successful since on the first day of the battle confederate forces defeated John beaver Union Forces on the north side of Gettysburg Yeah and then the next day July second was complete mayhem the union form this huge hook shaped offensive line and the confederacy meet a full charge right into it there was none of bloody battles fought at sites like little round top peach orchard and Devil's den which sounds appropriately ominous I think yeah and then July third things took a different turn there is many losses on both sides believe was too ambitious with his charge on the cemetery orig- he had more than twelve thousand soldiers leading this salt but the unions defensive line was too strong with rifles and artillery yeah so this that being a huge blow to the confederacy so much so that Lee had to retreat back to Virginia and altogether there were about fifty thousand soldiers killed over the three day span on both sides which is absolutely horrific now and then several months later Lincoln visited Gettysburg for the dedication of Gettysburg nationals commentary and that's eight delivered his famous address.
"gettysburg foundation" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
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"gettysburg foundation" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Educational you'll contact and teach future generations about this great struggle in this in this great dividing moment in in american history have you talked to the county about you know hey we're just gonna stewart for a while and we'll keep it out of sight you won't even nobody you'll know it's here basically and they still don't want it once again be respective of them as well uh and you know i believe our best to private property that's museum from troll up and it's out of public view and it is protect it and once again you know what the board of directors does you know in the future that will that will be up to them about that was the proposal we gave the city's saint louis uh and that was almost two years ago we've never anything from we've never receive a a telephone call after the committee meeting every received a written correspondence for them uh just what we here is what we here in a news media so are you guys on track to someday have your own property in your own building or are you getting to the point where you can really start thinking about that we've been thinking about from from the very beginning we've been an organization uh or by over fifteen years owned and operated for four years to the public here but it's always been one of those things uh we we restored several historic buildings out here at at jefferson verison those are the basis of of the museum it would be something that if we did acquire additional land and at a new facility it should go and grow with the collection are are building era uh our collection has already outgrown uh these facilities here so we have a tremendous collection here that we do not even put on display or camp would have wake was just a lack of space but it's always been in in in the plans that beef out here could always be use the smaller satellite types of museum and educational centres but in in in the end uh that that that's where we really like to do it's almost kind of like a repeat of of the gettysburg foundation up gettysburg pennsylvania where you're for years the operated out of out of a small government owned building meanwhile savior pennies i'm dying.