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The Alexander Dobbin House in Gettysburg: A Short Story
The Alexander Dobbin House in Gettysburg: A Short Story
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One of Gettysburg’s most popular restaurants is also its oldest building- and one of its most historic. Built in 1776 for Reverend Alexander Dobbin, the house has been witness to historic political and religious meetings, students gathering for class, slaves seeking refuge on “The Underground Railroad,” and to the Battle of Gettysburg. To read about the Dobbin House is to read about the history of Gettysburg, and stirring moments in our nation’s history.

Author: Walter L. Powell
Publisher: Ten Roads Publishing
Publish Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780983721307
John Burns: The Hero of Gettysburg
John Burns: The Hero of Gettysburg
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John L. Burns is one of the most famous civilian warriors in American history. On July 1, 1863, he left the shelter of his Gettysburg home and joined in the fighting west of town. Wounded and captured, he survived the battle to become a national celebrity. In the months that followed, he was visited by reporters and photographers; he received the personal thanks of Abraham Lincoln, and Congress passed a special act granting him a pension. As his tale spread across the land, some of its details became distorted, and today much of what happened is shrouded in myth and legend. In this, the first full-length biography published on Burns, Smith has attempted to sort fact from fiction and tell the true story of "The Hero of Gettysburg."

Author: Timothy H. Smith
Publisher: Thomas Publications
Publish Date: 2000
ISBN: 9781577470601
Clay Soldiers: One Marine's Story of War, Art, & Atomic Energy
Clay Soldiers: One Marine's Story of War, Art, & Atomic Energy
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He talked with Civil War soldiers, fought against the Japanese in WWII, and chased mushroom clouds after atomic bomb explosions.

Chuck Caldwell was always fascinated by history, so much so that as a 14-year-old boy he traveled to Gettysburg, Pa., in 1938 to meet with Civil War veterans at the last, great Civil War reunion. Besides the 75th anniversary reunion, he would go on to attend the 100th, 125th, and 150th anniversaries of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Joining the Marines at the beginning of WWII, he went on to fight in some of the most-harrowing battles of the Pacific ... Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Guam. He survived with two wounds, a Purple Heart, and malaria.

After the war, he worked for the American Museum of Atomic Energy in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and spent summers at the Nevada Test Site collecting data at Ground Zero after atomic bomb detonations, sometimes standing beneath mushroom clouds as they rose into the sky.

Through it all, Chuck had his art. He drew, painted, and sculpted miniature figures that have become sought after by collectors around the country.

Clay Soldiers is the story of a man who became part of the history of America and chronicled it through his art. It is the story of an ordinary man who has lived an extraordinary life.

Thaddeus Stevens in Gettysburg: The Making of an Abolitionist
Thaddeus Stevens in Gettysburg: The Making of an Abolitionist
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Examination of Stevens' life while living in Gettysburg, PA from 1816 to 1842.

Author: Bradley R. Hoch
Publisher: Adams County Historical Society
Publish Date: 2005
ISBN: 9780977635207