Civil War http://wesa.fm en Mount Washington Developer Aims to Preserve a Slice of Civil War History http://wesa.fm/post/mount-washington-developer-aims-preserve-slice-civil-war-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Mount Washington, in the woods between </span>Fingal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Greenleaf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> streets, there’s a mound of dirt that’s been getting a lot of </span><a href="http://www.popcitymedia.com/devnews/bradleyredoubt020514.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">attention</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/02/03/Project-preserves-Mount-Washington-war-remains/stories/201402030060" style="line-height: 1.5;">lately</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>It’s about a hundred feet across and was created during the summer of 1863, as Confederate troops were heading to Gettysburg.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:56:30 +0000 Liz Reid 25290 at http://wesa.fm Mount Washington Developer Aims to Preserve a Slice of Civil War History Business Lessons Learned in Gettysburg http://wesa.fm/post/business-lessons-learned-gettysburg <p>Even though the battle of Gettysburg was fought more than 150 years ago, <a href="http://www.pointpark.edu/Academics/Schools/Business">Point Park University</a> business professor George Bromall says there are lessons to be learned from that war, which are still relevant today. Lessons of supply and demand, transportation, construction, and more.</p><p>Through a class titled Business History Perspectives, professor Bromall takes groups of undergraduates to the battlefields of Gettysburg to teach the importance of adaptive leadership. Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:27:24 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23833 at http://wesa.fm Business Lessons Learned in Gettysburg New Curator to Oversee Restored Civil War Veterans Post in Carnegie http://wesa.fm/post/new-curator-oversee-restored-civil-war-veterans-post-carnegie <p>The <a href="http://www.carnegiecarnegie.org">Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall</a> in Carnegie, Pa. has hired a part time curator to oversee its collection of rare artifacts from the U.S. Civil War.</p><p>Diane Klinefelter is a historian who served as the library’s director until 2012. She will return in January to take up the new position, which is being funded through a grant from the Massey Charitable Trust.</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Josh Raulerson 21529 at http://wesa.fm Gettysburg Mayor Recalls Meeting Civil War Veterans http://wesa.fm/post/gettysburg-mayor-recalls-meeting-civil-war-veterans <p>Gettysburg Mayor William Troxell is busy welcoming hundreds of thousands of visitors to his hometown this week.</p><p>He calls the 150th anniversary of the largest battle ever fought on American soil a wonderful event for Gettysburg and the nation.</p><p>Troxell brings plenty of perspective to this week’s sesquicentennial events. His is one of the few faces in the crowd that was also here for the 100th anniversary in 1963.</p><p>In fact, Troxell was here for the 75th too. He was 11-years-old when President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Memorial in 1938.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Matt Paul 12526 at http://wesa.fm With 150th Anniversary, Gettysburg Comes to Life http://wesa.fm/post/150th-anniversary-gettysburg-comes-life <p>On this day 150 years ago the Battle of Gettysburg began. By the time the three-day battle was over, nearly 8,000 Americans were dead and another 40,000 were wounded or missing. But the battle changed the tide of the Civil War.&nbsp;</p><p>This week, thousands of spectators will gather in Gettysburg to mark the anniversary, as Civil War re-enactors play out some of the key skirmishes that made the three-day battle so memorable. That means Gettysburg Chief Historian Scott Hartwig will be busy.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:06:49 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 12337 at http://wesa.fm Re-enactments to Bring Gettysburg to Life for 150th Anniversary http://wesa.fm/post/re-enactments-bring-gettysburg-life-150th-anniversary <p></p><p>It was 150 years ago that the battle considered to be the turning point of the Civil War took place in a field in Pennsylvania.</p><p>Each year, thousands of people re-enact the Battle of Gettysburg, and thousands turn out to watch. This year, for the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary, the events will be even larger than normal.</p><p>“There’ll be two major re-enactments probably attracting 12,000 to 15,000 re-enactors each, and then hundreds of thousands of spectators,” said Andy Masich, president and CEO of the Heinz History Center. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 12192 at http://wesa.fm Re-enactments to Bring Gettysburg to Life for 150th Anniversary Remaking a Marvel of Pittsburgh Industry http://wesa.fm/post/remaking-marvel-pittsburgh-industry <p></p><p>The Heinz History Center unveiled its newest exhibition last Saturday, <em><a href="http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/civilwar/content.aspx?id=22">Pennsylvania's Civil War. </a></em>Among the exhibits is a replica of the most impressive cannon of its era: the 57 ton Rodman Columbiad, forged in Pittsburgh. The cannon was a technological breakthrough in its time, and the recreation of the enormous cannon — all the way down to the initials scrawled into the barrel — is a testament to how modern technology can improve the museum experience. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:08:15 +0000 Heather McClain 12022 at http://wesa.fm Remaking a Marvel of Pittsburgh Industry Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Mary Calland http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-mary-calland <p></p><p>Writer and Mt. Lebanon resident <strong>Mary Frailey Calland</strong> does intensive research for her <a href="http://74.220.215.227/~maryfrai/">Civil War era novels</a>. In between deep dives in the archives she reads contemporary fiction. She talks with&nbsp; WESA Morning Edition Host Josh Raulerson about her reading selections. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:02 +0000 Heather McClain 8706 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Mary Calland From Antietam to Nigeria with Mary Calland http://wesa.fm/post/antietam-nigeria-mary-calland <p>Writer and Mt. Lebanon resident <a href="http://74.220.215.227/~maryfrai/meet-mary">Mary Frailey Calland</a>&nbsp;does intensive research for her Civil War era novels. In between deep dives in the archives, she reads contemporary fiction.</p><p>James McPherson, <a href="http://catalog.einetwork.net/search~S1?/tbattle+cry+of+freedom/tbattle+cry+of+freedom/1%2C8%2C42%2CB/frameset&amp;FF=tbattle+cry+of+freedom+the+civil+war+era&amp;1%2C%2C3"><em>Battle Cry of Freedom</em></a></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Josh Raulerson 8013 at http://wesa.fm From Antietam to Nigeria with Mary Calland