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Jul 15, 2023


This episode was recorded on July 5th, 2023 just two days after the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg-the turning point of the American Civil War. With more than 50,000 estimated casualties, the three-day engagement was the bloodiest single battle of the conflict. It’s been said that there are over 5,000 books written about the three-day battle-what more can be uncovered? GTN Executive producer Mary Donohue interviews Bridgeport historian Carolyn Ivanoff, author of We Fought at Gettysburg, Firsthand Accounts by the Survivors of the 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, published in 2023 by Gettysburg Publishing. We Fought at Gettysburg follows the 17th Regiment through the Gettysburg Campaign and beyond in June and July of 1863. The book contains first-hand accounts of men who lived through the trauma of combat and survived to write about it. They describe what they saw, thought and felt on the battlefield.


For more information or go contact author Carolyn Ivanoff, please go to:

Educator, Author, Independent Historian

P.O. Box 3294

Gettysburg, PA 17325

(203) 735-8739


Ivanoff offers book talks and programs in person and virtually. Programs include:

1) We Fought at Gettysburg--Stories of the Care Givers, Wounded and Honored Dead

2) We Fought at Gettysburg-- Comrades in Combat


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