Gettysburg Magazine

Gettysburg Magazine

Edited by Daniel Welch

ISSN 2372-6059

eISSN 2377-0783


Written for both professional and amateur historians, Gettysburg Magazine has been publishing engaging and highly readable works of original scholarship concerning the battle and campaign of Gettysburg since 1989. Each issue presents peer-reviewed research into the strategies, the controversies, the participants, the witnesses, and the events leading up to and following the battle. Features include personal essays, historical and contemporary photography from the site, and maps that allow readers to more fully visualize the events of those critical three days in American history.


Table Of Contents

Issue 70 (December 2023)



“They Called Each Other Comrades”: The Story of Rufus Dawes, William Murphy, and the Capture of the Flag of the 2nd Mississippi
Steve Magnusen

My Beloved Arabella
Andrea M. Quinn

“My Own Movement and On My Own Responsibility”: The Saga of Lafayette McLaws’s Commentary on Longstreet at Gettysburg
Cory M. Pfarr

“The conduct of my men and officers was in all respects creditable”
Phillip Muskett

The London Times Reports “The Battles
of Gettysburg”
Thomas J. Ryan

“For Honorable Living and Hopeful Dying”: Union Chaplains at the Battle of Gettysburg
Nancy Jill Hale

On Campaign with Civil War Trails: Union Mills
Chris Brown

A Michigan Cavalryman: The Life and Untimely Death of Major Noah Henry Ferry, 5th Michigan Cavalry
Eric J. Wittenberg

If You Want to Go: Pictures of Where It Happened . . . And Standing in the Tracks of History
Sonny Fulks

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Statement of Publishing Ethics


The Gettysburg Magazine publishes articles, edited documents, human interest stories, and book reviews of interest to scholars, history buffs, and members of the general public interested in the Gettysburg Campaign, the Gettysburg Address, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and the various personalities and controversies associated with these formative events. Scholarship from any discipline in the humanities and social sciences is welcome. Manuscripts may be submitted for review by the Editorial Board via e-mail attachments to the editor. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or a compatible program. Illustrations are encouraged and should be submitted in electronic form scanned at a minimum of 300 dpi (dots-per-inch). Copyright laws require that the author receive written permission for illustrations that are not in the public domain. Electronic copies made with cell phone cameras or other devices with low resolution will not reproduce well in print. The style of submissions should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Sources should be fully identified in footnotes or endnotes using the footnote/endnote function in Word. The magazine publishes in January and July of each year, although there are no specific deadlines for submission. Accepted manuscripts are normally published in the next available issue. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to the editor at

Editorial Board

Daniel Welch, Historian

Photo Editor
Sonny Fulks, PressProsMagazine

Hal Jespersen,

Editorial Board
Codie Eash, Director of Education & Museum Operations, Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center
Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr., Licensed Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg National Military Park
D. Scott Hartwig, Historian 
John Heiser, Historian
Dr. Ashley Luskey, Assistant Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
Dr. Carol Reardon, Adjunct Professor, Civil War Era Studies, Gettysburg College
Jon Tracey, Historian


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