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Editor's Letter

The month where summer begins has finally arrived, and here in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania we at The Gettysburg Experience offer you a plentiful selection of historic articles, delicious summer recipes, and our updated Calendar of Events, all beginning on page 11 of this issue.Read More >

The Philip Snyder Farm: A Quiet Corner No More

The surname Snyder in German translates to “one who cuts cloth.”  It is similar to the English surname Taylor, and is so common that over 2,000 families with that surname inhabited Pennsylvania in the mid-19th century.  One of them was Philip Snyder, who came to Pennsylvania from his native Bavaria in 1832. 1  Read More >

King James Galleries Celebrate 7th Year in Gettysburg

Gettysburg has always been a place for those interested in history and art.  King James Galleries, located at 15 Baltimore Street in downtown Gettysburg, is a perfect blend of both.  Owned by art aficionados Joe Hynson and Don McKenzie, the gallery is named for ancestral relatives of each – one named King, the other James.  Read More >

George J. Stannard "The Brightest Page of History"

In a battle as epic as Gettysburg, history often skims over some details of that pivotal fight. Although the Union victory or Confederate loss cannot be attributed to one man, at times the courage of one can cause an intense effect that leads to the one or to the other. On Gettysburg’s third day, the outcome of the battle centered on the assault known as Pickett’s Charge. And, at its most intense and dangerous moments, there were many on both sides whose lives and futures were dependent on a few, pivotal, minutes. The actions of one leader, a Vermont man who actually had not yet been able to demonstrate his ability, saw an opportunity and took it – changing history forever. He was Brigadier General George Stannard.  Read More >

Boutique 229: Vintage Gettysburg

A classic vintage clothing and accessory shop  recently opened in Gettysburg in May 2015.   Boutique 229, located at 327 Baltimore Street, is so named, not for its  current address, but for an address of years before that holds wonderful  memories for the owner, Lynn Chronister.   “It was my old address on Stratton Street,” she remembers, “with my  roommates.  I wanted to keep that address  alive.”  A sous-chef for many years at  the Dobbin House, Lynn decided to open a vintage store after marriage.  “So I had to give up being a chef, one of my  passions, for vintage clothing, my other passion.”  Lynn used to dress up in her grandmother’s  dresses and vintage jewelry as a child, and now, as an adult, still loves the  look of bygone eras.  The shop offers  vintage wear from the World War II era through the 1950s and 1960s into modern  times. Read More >

"Say Goodbye to All": Battlefield Premonitions

In his memoirs, Confederate veteran John Opie described the interesting circumstances surrounding the death of the adjutant of the 6th Virginia Cavalry. During a brief skirmish with the 6th United States Cavalry near Fairfield, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1863, the officer suffered a fatal gunshot injury. A note, dated the previous evening, was discovered among the victim’s possessions. It contained the simple request that his remains be delivered to the residence of his father-in-law in Baltimore and offered a $50 reward for the individual who carried out his final wish. “This is one of the many instances I know of where men had a premonition of death,” wrote Opie.  Read More >

A Tarheel Chooses Gettysburg

On March 19, 1921, The Gettysburg Compiler published the obituary of an aged patriarch of ten children named Wilson, who passed away after a long illness.  Married to the former Annie Plank, Mias (or Milus) Wilson was not an ordinary man who had spent the majority of his life in Adams County.  Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, the obituary claims that Wilson had fought in the Battle of Gettysburg – for the South.   Read More >

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magazine, a publication exploring the Gettysburg of yesterday and today. We offer an array of interesting articles – most of which have a direct relation to historic Gettysburg from the Colonial era through the turn of the 21st century, often with an emphasis on the famous battle that occurredin the summer of 1863.

The Gettysburg Experience also offers a comprehensive Events Calendar (for those who want to know what special happenings to attend when they visit – any time of the year), delicious recipes, Gettysburg trivia, profiles of people and area businesses.

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