My Latest Civil War Project: Gettysburg Dead

Discussion in 'Civil War' started by Kate, May 30, 2014.

  1. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    I am close enough to Gettysburg, fortunately, to visit often. I've done that for years. Last year I started a huge project.

    I am compiling a list of the Gettysburg dead... name by name and roster by roster. Some of the regiments have outstanding records and some are nearly non-existent which is very sad.

    Around 11,000 (estimates vary but I think that's pretty close) boys in blue and gray died from those three days of fighting in July of 1863 and this is my small way to remember them. I just passed 9,000 last week. I'm keeping name, regiment, company, circumstances of death, original and subsequent burials, and names of parents. (Not sure why I started that, but I'm into genealogy, too, so probably related.) :)

    Anyone else here working on a data project like this for any of the battles of the Civil War? (Or other wars for that matter?) It's sobering... and so very rewarding.
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Member

  3. 2times

    2times New Member

    WOW! you're so lucky that you live so close to that place! Yes I do love Gettysburg, but I would never trade it for moving out of Boston! ahh Boston, where so much happened!
  4. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    I certainly do enjoy being able to go so often, 2times. My next trip was supposed to be in August but I think I just found a way to go at the end of this month as well as in August... and I was there in early May. ;)

    I'd like to visit Boston sometime, and plan to do that, but my passion is places like Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam (went there in May, too), Spotsylvania, Manassas, etc. I could keep making the rounds from one of those battlefields to another and never get tired of it!
  5. Alexander

    Alexander Member

  6. Kate

    Kate Active Member

    I've often seen this cam, Alexander... it's located near the Codori farm and overlooking part of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge route.

    The road that is shown beside this fence is the Emmitsburg Road.

    Note the Virginia State Memorial in the far background... one of the nicest monuments on the field.

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