After our sudden March snowstorm in historic Gettysburg this year, those of us at The Gettysburg Experience
hope that spring will finally come to stay for a while.
We commemorate this month with a selection of articles, beginning with The Frey Farm: In the Eye of the Storm, part of our Gettysburg Addresses series. See the story beginning on page 23. We learned that April 2017 is the 150th anniversary of one of Gettysburg’s historic cemeteries – The Lincoln Cemetery, formerly the Goodwill Colored Graveyard, created for the interment of veterans of the U.S. Colored Troops. Learn about the man who brought this cemetery to fruition, and many other amazing aspects of his life in Basil Biggs: A "Son of Goodwill", beginning on page 35.
Since April is also a good month to remember Lincoln at Gettysburg, as it was the month of his untimely death, we felt it was better to commemorate the living Lincoln by those who knew him. Read They Knew Lincoln , beginning on page 43. A biographical sketch of one of Gettysburg’s generals is written in James Archer: Reckoning at Gettysburg , found beginning on page 49 of this issue.
We have our newly updated Calendar of Events that always begins on page 11, and our Trivia Questions on every odd-numbered page (except for the center, where we have our Map of Gettysburg ). A hint to ace the Trivia : Read the articles first. Don’t forget the end notes too! Answers are found on page 61.
We also have for your convenience an Advertisers’ Directory on page 62. We appreciate our many advertisers – without them this publication would not be possible. Many have been with us since the beginning, which in July will be twenty years.
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