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Mr. Troy D. Harman

Wrong Troy D. Harman?

Park Ranger and Historian

Local Address: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Gettysburg National Military Park

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Ranger and Historian
    National Park Service
  • National Park Ranger and Historian
    Gettysburg National Parks Service
  • Author, Historian and A Ranger
    Gettysburg National Parks Service


  • Ph.D. , history
    Lehigh University
  • B.A. , history
    Lynchburg College
  • M.A.
    Shippensburg University
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Web References
But at least eight Confederate soldiers ..., 19 Nov 2013 [cached]
But at least eight Confederate soldiers ended up buried alongside Union soldiers in Soldiers' National Cemetery, said Troy D. Harman, a park ranger and historian at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Harman said there are several theories about how the Confederate soldiers got mixed in with the Union dead.
Green, he said, is buried among the Pennsylvania troops. One of the Pennsylvania units was the Pennsylvania Volunteers.
"Volunteer could easily be construed for Virginia," Harman said.
Other Confederate men buried in the cemetery could have had their identity mistaken because they took a Union soldier's discarded clothing, or the identification they had on - typically limited to notes pinned on uniforms - was washed away in the rains that fell on Gettysburg in the days after the battle, Harman said.
Most of the greatest speakers in history weren't truly appreciated until after their death, said Troy D. Harman, historian and park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park.
When Lincoln was assassinated, Harman said, "then suddenly, all of these words were precious."
Rantings of a Civil War Historian » Battlefield preservation, 20 Dec 2006 [cached]
"That just takes the wind out of you," said National Park Service ranger-historian Troy Harman, who has been studying the battle and working with preservationists to save at least some portion of the field.
But ranger-historian Harman sees the battle a little differently.
Harman says Custer planned a careful trap.
But Harman says the battle was important because it kept the attention of both sides focused on the northern end of the battlefield when the crucial struggle was to the south, at Little Round Top and the Peach Orchard.
The cavalry action further delayed and weakened Confederate attacks on Culp's Hill.It also delayed the redeployment of Union cavalry to the south, leaving the Union left flank unprotected on July 2.
Harman likes to call Hunterstown, four miles north of Gettysburg, the "north cavalry field," following the pattern of the east and south cavalry fields.He sees the seemingly separate cavalry actions from Hanover to Fairfield as unified elements, part of the big picture of the Battle of Gettysburg.
"In all of these actions, Union cavalry buffered key Union positions in four directions of the compass," he wrote in a recent article.
While I pretty vigorously disagree with most of Troy Harman's interpretation of the fight, I do give him credit for focusing attention on this little gem of a battlefield (he calls it North Cavalry Field, a name I think is not only very appropriate, but also very fitting), and I had hoped that his efforts might help to save the field.
11:30 a.m."Gettysburg and Symbolic Truth: ..., 1 Dec 2012 [cached]
11:30 a.m."Gettysburg and Symbolic Truth: Monuments are Having Conversations in Broad Daylight" with Troy Harman, NPS Park Ranger and Author
This is a list of our Events Coming Up in the Month of March:, 1 Jan 2009 [cached]
Friday & Saturday we will be led by Troy Harmon, the NPS Gettysburg Ranger on some new an ddifferent looks at a battlefield that we all thought that we knew. This Tour will include The McGinn Motorcoach and all of their lavish & comfortable facilities, our Tour Guide Troy Harmon, ALL Admissions, ALL Gratuities and Tips, Three (3) Continental breakfasts, Two (2) Dinners, and the cost of the Seminar which will include Troy Harmon and "famous Lincoln Guy" James Getty at the Quality Inn.
SaddleBrooke Progress: The Official News of SaddleBrooke Resort Community, 1 Oct 2008 [cached]
Hunterstown: North Cavalry Field of Gettysburg by Troy Harman, National Park Ranger and Historian, Gettysburg National Parks Service
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