Oct 5

Brigadier General George Sears Greene (1801-1899) commanded the Third Brigade of the Second Division of the Twelfth Corps at Gettysburg. This image, circa the 1860s, is courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joseph E. Mieczkowski is the host for our Gettysburg Idols series. A resident of nearby Fairfield, Pennsylvania, Joe is a Civil War living historian and educator. Joe portrays Lincoln’s Secretary of War, Simon Cameron as well as Gettysburg resident, David Wills. In addition Joe is a Licensed Town Guide in Gettysburg. He is also the past President of the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable.

Educated at Salem College, Salem, West Virginia and at Pennsylvania State University, Joe has been employed for over 30 years with the Social Security Administration. He has served in a variety of locations and assignments including 16 years as a manager and director in Washington D.C. Presently he is the Area Director in Harrisburg PA.

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In our first Gettysburg Idols post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski presented United States Major General Abner Doubleday, and some of his actions before, during and after the Gettysburg Campaign.

In the second Gettysburg Idols post, Joe Mieczkowski presents the first day battlefield statues and stories of James Wadsworth, John C. Robinson, and Francis Barlow.

In the third Gettysburg Idols post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski presented information on Brigadier General John White Geary.

In the today’s Gettysburg Idols post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski presents information on Brigadier General George Sears Greene.

This map shows us the locations taken of the videos for the Gettysburg Idols series. Videos #1-#11 were shown in our previous posts. Videos #9-#11 were taken near the John White Geary statue on Culp’s Hill. Videos #12-#13 were taken near the statue of George Sears Greene on the summit of Culp’s Hill. This map was created facing north at approximately 6:00 PM on Friday, October 1, 2010.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski is our host for this series on Gettysburg Idols. He is standing on Culp’s Hill near the statue to Brigadier General George Sears Greene. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, August 27, 2010.

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In Video #12 (Videos #1=#11 were shown in our previous Gettysburg Idol posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski presents pre-war biographical information on Brigadier General George Sears Greene. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, August 27, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski is, like the statue of George Sears Greene, pointing towards the earthworks that Greene’s soldiers constructed, and towards the Confederate lines. This view was taken facing south at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, August 27, 2010.

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In Video #13 Licensed Battlefield Guide Joe Mieczkowski shares the work of Greene’s division on Culp’s Hill, and Greene’s post-Gettysburg life. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 5:15 PM on Friday, August 27, 2010.

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