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Unsung Civil War Heroes: David McMurtrie Gregg

David McMurtrie Gregg
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When you think about the Battle of Gettysburg, who comes to mind? Probably George G. Meade, the Union general who led the Army of the Potomac to victory after a three-day invasion. Possibly George Custer, the charismatic “Boy General” who may have singlehandedly led the turning point of the Civil War.

But what about the leaders who flew under the radar to help lead the Union troops to victory? One such man is Brigadier General David M. Gregg, who quietly aided some of the revered generals responsible for the Union victory and thus the state of the country as we know it. Continue reading

Benefits of Hiring a Charter Bus

 

charter service flyer with several gettysburg buses If your company or large group is planning a trip, let Gettysburg Group Reservations put together the experience of a lifetime for you! Our charter services go far beyond the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg and can offer transportation to nearby tourist hubs such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, or Washington D.C.

Charter bus transportation is a great option for a variety of groups; schools, businesses, tour groups, and even large extended families can enjoy easy, reliable transportation to your exciting destination. But what are some of the benefits you may not have even thought of? Continue reading

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Winter Tours at Gettysburg

jennie wade house Winter is just around the corner! You may even be seeing a few flurries in your area, too. The holidays are upon us, which means you’re probably looking for fun activities to do with the whole family. Gettysburg Battlefield Tours is gearing up for a fun-filled holiday season with two specialty winter tours to enjoy! Here’s what’s in store for the coming months: Continue reading

Travel Tips from Gettysburg Insiders

General G. K. Warren Statue

Anytime you take a trip to a new place, it’s always beneficial to find a local who may have some tips on places to visit, what to do, or other points of interest in their city. Gettysburg is no different, and our local residents and workers are a great resource for visitors to our historic borough.

If you’re planning a quick trip, however, we know it may be difficult to connect with these local experts. That’s why we’ve gathered some tips from the great folks who work here with us at Gettysburg Battlefield Tours in order to help you plan the perfect stay: Continue reading

Scary Ghost Stories and Tales of Glories–Saturday Nights in December

CHRISTMAS 1863 

On Christmas Eve 1863 the Mother of Jennie Wade, Mary, was still coping with the death of her 20 year old daughter.  Jennie was the only civilian to die during the infamous battle when a stray bullet passed through two doors striking her in the back before passing through her heart.

Tonight the spirit of Mary Wade has returned to the scene of that tragic death as she painfully tries to make sense of just how it all came to be.

You are invited to join her in her time of need as she retells the tale once again.  Follow her as she makes her way through the house, just as the family did in 1863, to the cellar where Jennies’ body was placed as the battle raged on outside.

Saturday Nights in December at 5 PM.  Cost:  $15 per person.

Dark Side of Christmas at 8 PM–Saturday Nights in December

The Dark Side of Christmas will feature Folklore, Legends, Tales and History surrounding The Villains of the Season. From Krampas to Belsnickel with a variety of others.

Join a Ghostly Images Guide in the darkened assembly room to the rear of the Haunted Orphanage for “Haunted” Christmas stories that were brought to America from Germany, England, Italy, Austria and all across Europe centuries ago.

A Christmas Experience that you will never forget!

Saturday Nights in December through 22nd.

$15 per person (Parental discretion is advised)

Georgia Your Sister Is Dead–Saturday, November 17th at 7 PM

On Tuesday, July 3rd, the anniversary of Jennie Wade’s death, the tragic story of the only civilian to die during the battle of Gettysburg will be told by the “Ghosts” of those who were closest to Jennie in life and death.

Start your evening in the room where she met her fate as a confederate bullet accidentally ended her life.  Hear the story of her death as told by the ghost of Jennie’s mother Mary who was an eye witness on July 3, 1863.

Journey through the structure following the route that the Union soldiers traversed as they escorted Jennie’s family to safety.  The spirit of Captain Emil Koenig (58th NY Infantry) will escort you along as he remembers the desperate moments, the anxiety, the fear of death and the courage.  All of these emotions were felt by soldiers and family alike that awful day.

Having survived the trip through the house, you will be escorted to the cellar where the confused ghost of Jennie’s Father, James awaits.  There he will try to explain what he remembers about the family and the death of his daughter, but also the uncertain outcome of the battle outside.  (Did you know that Jennie’s father went insane?)

As your visit draws to a conclusion, don’t be surprised if there isn’t one more ghost lurking in the shadows.  Do you dare to be there to find out?

This theatrical production lasts approximately one hour and is sponsored by Ghostly Images.  Tour departs from The Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA  17325.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.gettysburgbattlefieldtours.com or at Ghostly Images of Gettysburg (717) 334-1156, Gettysburg Tours (717) 334-6296, option 1 or in person at the Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA  17325.  Advance ticket purchase is recommended as tours do sell out.