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The Gettysburg Experience
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.

Having served the Gettysburg area since 1997, The Gettysburg Experience now extends our magazine to a wider circulation of readers, offering a glimpse into one of America’s most fascinating towns.

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SEPTEMBER 2014

Editor's Letter
As summer wanes in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, we at The Gettysburg Experience are ready to welcome the approach of autumn. With the annual return to school, we offer an interesting selection of articles for the student of history -- with a special emphasis on Gettysburg.
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Private Isaac Caldwell: One Of The First
On the morning of July 1, 1863, a contingent of Robert E. Lee’s veteran Army of Northern Virginia marched down the Chambersburg Pike toward Gettysburg. Unknown to them, a detail of Union cavalry, part of Buford’s Division, was watching them intently. At about 7:30 a.m., Captain Marcellus Jones took a carbine rifle, steadied it upon a fence rail, and fired. The Battle of Gettysburg had begun.1
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The Antique Center of Gettysburg A Gettysburg Destination
Historic Gettysburg has for some time been a gathering place for collectors of antiques and artifacts, and rightly so. Ken and Sue Boardman, the proprietors of The Antique Center of Gettysburg, have been aficionados of all things ancient and historic for most of their lives, and this passionate pastime has turned into a successful business.
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Decade By Decade, One Hundred Years Of History
Abraham Lincoln enjoyed telling the story of an ancient king who wanted the men of his council to come up with the most wise maxim ever uttered, so that he could memorialize it in stone. The sages came up with it: “This too shall pass away.”

Time may be relative, but it does pass, and quickly. Here are some of the events of the passage of the last century, decade by decade, in the years ending with the number four:
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Long Lost Victory Pen Located
I’ll confess to nervous excitement, but I did sign in the correct places (one signer did not). First copy signed with the Woo gift pen, and second copy signed with my old green Parker pen.”

These words were penned by Fleet Admiral Nimitz in a letter he wrote to his wife immediately after he signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri, 2 September 1945, on behalf of the United States.1
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September 1864: "A Sudden Lighting"
After a scorching August, the month of September was a welcome respite at least for weather. For those fighting in the Confederacy, however, there was no let up in sight. On September 2, Atlanta officially fell into Union hands, although it would take a few more days for General Hood's beleaguered troops to evacuate. Some remained behind to destroy ammunition and supplies -- it was impossible to take it with them and they did not want the Union to have it. As Hood headed out of town, Sherman followed him briefly, then turned southward, inaugurating his infamous March to the Sea.
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