A lifelong aficionado of all things History, I have received degrees in that field from PSU and WVU. In 2005, I established History Matters Publications, specializing in historical art and books. I have worked with numerous organizations, including the National Park Service. I am currently an Instructor of History at Penn State Altoona and have more books on the way! Thank you for visiting!
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In Memory of Greg Coco - Historian and Friend. (1946 - 2009)
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Retracing Pickett's Charge
During the final week of my internship, I had the opportunity to join the 37th North Carolina/9th Texas Infantry in their march across the fields of Pickett's Charge. There must have been over one hundred gray-clad troops. It was extremely cool to traverse that field in a group this size. We began our procession from the North Carolina Monument after getting a wet plate photo done of the group. The ever entertaining and knowledgable Battlefild Guide Charlie Fennell led us on the march, giving us an excellent tour along the way. Once we approached the stonewall, they lowered their rifles to the "charge bayonets" stance and advanced towards hundreds of tourists who dashed out of their cars to snap photos. It was an excellent event. Thanks to the members of the 9th Texas for allowing me to attend!
Meet Tyler, one of the young and brave color bearers of the regiment.
Taking a break at the halfway point of the march. The Round Tops are in the far background.
Unfurling the colors...
Tyler and I pose at the Abraham Bryan Farm. Good times!