Remembering the awe that is Gettysburg

May 6, 2013

Remembering the awe that is Gettysburg

by Joel Achenbach

It was the biggest battle of the war, unequaled in scale and violence by anything seen before or since in North America. Two immense armies collided in the fields and orchards and woods around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1863, and fought for three ...

The shifting strategy of battlefield preservation

May 6, 2013

The shifting strategy of battlefield preservation

by Philip Kennicott

In 1988, Sen. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas pleaded with his colleagues to pass legislation that would prevent a new shopping mall on land integral to the Second Battle of Manassas. He imagined a future in which ever more commercial development encroached on land in ...