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Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer is the host for this series on East Cemetery Hill. Though Yankee born and bred, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer dates his interest in the Civil War from his childhood discovery of Confederate ancestors on his family tree. He graduated from the University of Hartford where he received a B.A. in Psychology. After 25 years mixing music as a sound engineer, John rediscovered to his Civil War roots, and moved lock, stock, and barrel to Gettysburg in 1995. He has researched and written articles for Gettysburg Magazine, Civil War Times, America’s Civil War, and Blue & Gray. His first two books, East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg, and Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg are interpretive guides to these less understood areas of the battle.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 1

Aug 22, 2011
In the today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer introduced himself, showed Cemetery Hill in relation to other pieces of “high ground,” and showed other landmarks on East Cemetery Hill.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 2

Sep 7, 2011
In the today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer shows us the plaques on markers on East Cemetery Hill and compares some 1800s photographs with today’s landscape.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 3

Oct 26, 2011
In the today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer shows us some instances of how the hill has changed over the years, both physically and in importance to historians.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 4

Dec 27, 2011
In the today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer shows us East Cemetery from Confederate Lieutenant General Richard Ewell’s perspective on Baltimore Hill.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 5

Jan 3, 2012
In the today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer provides some background on Confederate Lieutenant General Richard Ewell and his arrival in the Borough of Gettysburg.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 6 (Battle Walk)

Apr 19, 2012
In today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer begins the first part of his East Cemetery Hill battle-walk, delivered on Sunday, April 15. Though this does cover some prior information in the series, we will be presenting the walk in its entirety. After the videos, we have included a selection of the images used in the tour.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 7 (Battle Walk)

Apr 26, 2012
In today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer continues his East Cemetery Hill battle-walk, delivered on Sunday, April 15. After the videos, we have included a selection of the images used in the tour.

Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer: East Cemetery Hill Part 8 (Battle Walk)

Apr 27, 2012
In today’s East Cemetery Hill post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide John Archer concludes his East Cemetery Hill battle-walk, delivered on Sunday, April 15. After the videos, we have included a selection of the images used in the tour.