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Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith is also the Research Historian for the Adams County Historical Society, located in Schmucker Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Tim takes us on a two-part tour of the Lutheran Theological Seminary Cupola that examines Buford’s time in the cuploa on July 1, 1863, as well as giving us an idea of what Buford would have seen from inside the cupola.

Lutheran Theological Seminary Cupola Part 1: Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith

Feb 12, 2009
Over the years, there has been some question if United States Brigadier-General John Buford used the cupola at the Lutheran Theological Seminary as an observation post, and if he met Major-General John Reynolds on July 1, 1863 while Buford was in the cupola and Reynolds was yelling up at him from the yard of the Seminary. Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith, also the Research Historian for the Adams County Historical Society, will present evidence concerning these stories. Tim also takes us up into the cupola and explains what Buford might have seen.

Lutheran Theological Seminary Cupola Part 2: Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith

Feb 16, 2009
Today we show you the panoramas from the cupola of the Lutheran Theological Seminary building, or Schmucker Hall.  We’ll show you the panoramas, and then the panoramas with labels on some of the landmarks. Then we will show videos of Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Tim Smith walking around the cupola pointing out some of the landmarks.