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A Reunion of Badges

The 46th Annual Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association Civil War Artifact and Collectibles Show in Gettysburg yesterday was the setting for a unique reunion.  For probably the first time in 81 years, the three known surviving examples of the Commissioner’s badge for the 1938 Gettysburg reunion were in the same room. On the left is the […]

Segway World Records!

The staff at Segway Tours of Gettysburg now officially hold two records in the Guinness Book of World Records! Our shop was closed last Saturday because we took the whole fleet to New York City for the premier of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.” The movie promotes a stereotype that we don’t especially like to […]

Gettysburg tablets of the cast iron variety

Did you know that, despite what MapQuest says, the road that runs along the northern edge of the Pennsylvania State Memorial is NOT Pleasanton Avenue? Did you know that part of Wheatfield Road is labelled by the National Park Service as “McGilvery Artillery Avenue?” And did you know that the NPS doesn’t officially recognize a […]

North Dakota at Gettysburg?

This photo is of a badge that was worn by a veteran from North Dakota at the 1913 (50th) reunion at Gettysburg. Of more than 53,000 veterans in attendance, only 165 were from North Dakota. This is one of only two such badges that are known to still exist.  It is in our collection at […]

Surgeons at Gettysburg

I’ve been researching the surgeons at Gettysburg field hospitals for inclusion in Pocket Gettysburg.  One of the best sources is “A Vast Sea of Misery” by Gregory A. Coco (Gettsyburg: Thomas Publications, 1988).  As always when I add a new source to Pocket Gettysburg, I try to reconcile that new data with the my previous sources, […]

Give the Gift of Gettysburg for 10% off!

A gift certificate for a Segway tour of the Gettysburg battlefield is the perfect holiday gift – and for the next few days it is 10% off! Don’t miss this rare discounted price to experience the #1 most popular activity in Gettysburg, according to A gift certificate from Segway Tours and Rides of Gettysburg […]

Also next week…

In addition to the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, next week marks the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. My father-in-law, Tom Reid, was in charge of JFK’s state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery. Now 76 years old and coping with Parkinson’s, Tom is interviewed in this video about the events of those tumultuous days. […]

Pocket Gettysburg for Android (and iPhone/iPad)

PRESS RELEASE Pocket Gettysburg for Android, iPhone, and iPad Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – 30 April 2013 – SegTours, LLC announces the long-awaited release of the Android version of Pocket Gettysburg, the popular smartphone app for researchers and visitors to the Gettysburg National Military Park. In this 150th year after the battle, technology finally makes it easy […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Everyone is discovering that Segway Personal Transporters(tm) are the most fun and efficient way to travel! At Segway Tours and Rides of Gettysburg, we wish you a joyous holiday season. Although we have no scheduled hours until March, we ARE open by reservation. So let’s hope for some mild winter days so we can take […]

Rubber Baby Berdan Buttons!

At the beginning of the Civil War, one of the country’s best marksman, Hiram Berdan, organized a regiment of similarly-talented marksmen. It became the 1st Regiment United States Sharpshooters and Berdan became its Colonel. The qualifications to be a “sharpshooter” were strict: “No man would be enlisted who could not put ten bullets in succession […]