Civil War Era Studies
There is a small white farmhouse that sits a mile or so outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During the time of the battle of Gettysburg, a blacksmith known as James Warfield owned it. Warfield, a 42 year old widower, had just moved to Gettysburg the year prior, 1862, from Maryland with his four daughters. Once in Gettysburg, he opened up a blacksmith shop adjoining his farm. In a county full of carriage makers, you could be assured that there was plenty of work for blacksmiths, and Warfield’s shop was touted as one of the best. [excerpt]
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Dinkelaker, Jacob, "Playing with Time and Contradictons: Warfield and Barksdale at Gettysburg" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 147.