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Editor's Letter

Happy New Year! We are still wondering what happened to 2017!  

To help start off 2018, we are eager to bring you a collection of historic articles, delicious winter recipes, and our newly updated Calendar of Events – the Calendar begins on page 11.  Read More >

The Trostle Farm: Endurance at Gettysburg

One of the most visible vestiges of the Battle of Gettysburg can be found on the southern part of the battlefield, where the vortex of the second day’s fight caused a whirlwind of death and destruction.

In what could be considered a miraculous survival, Abraham Trostle’s farm still stands in the midst of his original 134 acres. The large brick Pennsylvania bank barn shows a gaping hole, perfectly round, where a solid shot was fired through its walls on July 2, 1863. Upon further inspection of the house and other outbuildings, damage can still be easily detected. It is little wonder that Mr. Trostle, with his wife and most of their nine children, fled the area during the intensely contested fight that occurred on and around their farm.   Read More >

The Year 1918 

Some years are more eventful than others. Some are among the most pivotal in human history. The year 1918 is such a year.

One hundred years ago, in 1918, one of the worst wars of modern times was in its final months. World War I, or the Great War as it was then known, ended officially on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Until its end, the war continued to take millions of lives from dozens of nations.  Read More >

The Birthday Boys

What do Jeb Stuart, John Brown Gordon, and William Dorsey Pender have in common? All were Confederate general officers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. All were distinguished by their military careers in the Civil War, and all suffered for the parts they played in that conflict. What is less known is that these three Southern officers all share the same birthday: February 6.

John Brown Gordon is the eldest of the three generals, born February 6, 1832 in Upson County, Georgia. He was the son of the Reverend Zachariah Herndon Gordon and his wife, the former Melinda Cox.  Read More >

Editor's Corner - Infamous Does Not Mean "Really Famous"

It seems that these days misspellings, misunderstandings of words, and incorrect grammar are increasingly used in our current vernacular. There is evidence on street signs and on the Internet. We hear them on television. Even journalists, who are supposed to be educated, fall prey to these inaccuracies.  Read More >

Recipes, Yesterday, & Today >


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Diana Loski is the editor of The Gettysburg Experience magazine. For the Civil War enthusiasts, for the visitor passing through, or for the long-time Gettysburg resident, this book will capture the essence of this unique and wonderful, and sometimes tragic, place known to the world as the Borough of Gettysburg.

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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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