Battle of Gettysburg Poem

Battle of Gettysburg Poem – by Christopher Rudolph

A “Monumental piece.” Janet Morgan Riggs – President of Gettysburg College

“Excellent, and a great way to get students interested in history! It’s extremely creative, and a great approach to teaching.” – Dianne Zazalli DeBella – Writing Professor at University of Colorado

 “It may be especially effective as a teaching tool because it is a different way of presenting the information, and is much livelier and more emphatic than most epic poems.” – Bill O’Leary

Christopher Rudolph has “a really powerful voice which is impressive with this poem. I loved it. Quite a tour de force.” – Judy Hammer – High School English and Drama Teacher

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First Shot Gettysburg

The First Shot at Gettysburg

153 Years ago today the first shot was fired starting The Battle of Gettysburg. The First Shot is a poem, written by Christopher Rudolph, that focuses on Lieutenant Marcellus Jones of 8th Illinois Cavalry of Company E. He fired the first shot of the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863. In 1886 a memorial was placed at the location where Jones fired the first shot of the battle. Jones was there as the memorial was established. This monument remains on the north side of  US Route 30 (Chambersburg Pike or Cashtown Road) at the intersection of Knoxlyn Road.

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Gettysburg Battle Poem

Gettysburg Battle Poem

Gettysburg Battle Poem is written and narrated by Christopher Rudolph. This Civil War Epic Poem tells the story of the epic battle between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia that took place at Gettysburg from July 1st to July 3rd, 1863. It is 32 chapters and there is 1 hour and 30 minutes of audio.

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