Yes it could be said that Mark Nesbitt’s first ghost investigations took place in the 1970s when he was a National Park Service Ranger at Gettysburg. Patrolling the battlefield at night could be a downright thrilling experience. When his shift was done, he would head for home, one of the historic buildings on the battlefield—buildings that had been used as hospitals during the battle. More than once, in the middle of the night, he was awakened by strange noises which appeared to have no source—at least no visible source.
Mark Nesbitt has over the years gathered many ghost stories from park rangers, visitors and people who live in the Gettysburg area. Nesbitt tries to gather factual data on the stories he receives so he can offer a background as to why these ghost stories may have evolved. His stories are factual and interesting and do not just talk about battlefield soldiers and civilians , all are also involved in famous ghost stories in Gettysburg!
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The entire Ghost Of Gettysburg series is well researched, documented and written. And presents each haunting in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner and maintains the perfect balance of skepticism and belief. Learn more about Mark Nesbitt here now.
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The major facts of the Gettysburg campaign and battle are well known, but controversies about its outcome abound even today. No issue is more contested than that of the whereabouts of the dashing cavalryman, Major General J E B Stuart. Nesbitt gives a detailed reconstruction of Stuart's actions during the campaign and presents the case that Stuart was not at fault for the loss: He was following orders to the best of his ability. The blame surrounding Stuart only surfaced after the war when, in an attempt to exonerate Lee, some veterans vilified Stuart unfairly. Unfortunately for the great cavalryman, that culpability has stuck. Nesbitt's findings challenge generations of Gettysburg historiography and are certain to fuel the controversy for years to come.
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Nesbitt's published works include:
Drummer Boy at Gettysburg (1977)
If the South Won Gettysburg (1980)
35 Days to Gettysburg (1992)
Rebel Rivers (1993)
Saber and Scapegoat: J.E.B. Stuart and the Gettysburg Controversy (1994)
Through Blood and Fire (1996)
The popular Ghosts of Gettysburg Series (1991- present)
The Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide: Gettysburg & Beyond (2005)
Haunted Pennsylvania (2006)
Sixty Things To Do When You Turn Sixty (Contributing Author, 2006).
The Ghosts of Gettysburg stories have been seen, and/or heard, on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, Coast to Coast AM, regional television and radio programs, and in local newspapers and publications.
Mr. Nesbitt has been a keynote speaker in the Virginia House of Delegates, The Lotos Literary Club of New York, the Capital Area Intermediate Unit of the Senator Robert C. Byrd sponsored Teaching American History Project, and The Mid-Atlantic Travel and Public Relations Association (MATPRA). He has been a guest lecturer at Gettysburg College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Nesbitt has also been a regular speaker at local area Civil War Roundtables and numerous Paranormal Conferences.
Mark was awarded the 1977-78 Eastern National Park and Monument Association’s National Award for Excellence in a Children’s Publication. In July of 2004, his Ghosts of Gettysburg Series received the National Paranormal Award for “Best True Hauntings Collection” and “Best ‘Local Haunt’ Guidebook”.
In 2007, the readers of HauntedAmericaTours.com voted Mr. Nesbitt:
#1 in the “Top 10 Ghost Hunters Paranormal Investigators” 2008
#2 in the “Top 10 Favorite Haunted Authors” 2008
Stories from the Ghosts of Gettysburg Series spawned the commercially successful Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours®; the most popular ghost tours in Gettysburg since 1994. The Ghosts of Gettysburg Tours was also awarded the “2007 #1 Ghost Tour in America” by the readers of HauntedAmericaTours.com.
In 2006, Mr. Nesbitt opened the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours in Fredericksburg, VA.
In 2007, Mr. Nesbitt, along with Investigative Medium Laine Crosby, founded Dead On Productions (www.deadonproductions.net); a company dedicated to the creation of unique programming combining historical documentary with paranormal reality and adventure. Dead On Productions also syndicates original shows by independent producers. Shows are sold online as podcasts. www.ghostchannel.tv
From a past that stretches back to pre-Colonial times, to the horror of being the focal point of four major Civil War battles that claimed over 100,000 casualties, it is no wonder that Fredericksburg has been called the most haunted city, per capita, in the entire United States.
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Fredericksburg & Chancellorsville:
The Ghost Hunter's Field Guide to Civil War
Battlefields By Mark Nesbitt
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|In his latest release, Mark Nesbitt
explores the world of the paranormal in
the town of Fredericksburg, Virginia,
and the infamous Chancellorsville battlefield.
What is a ghost? What makes Civil War
battlefields such haunted venues? Where
does one go in Fredericksburg, Virginia,
to find a ghost?
Delve into the history and phenomena
of "ghosts," paranormal theories,
and "ghost hunting" best practices.
The reader is provided with historical
information, photos, driving directions,
and paranormal investigative tips and
techniques for each haunted venue.
Experienced and amateur "ghost
hunters" alike will profit from
the advice and guidance offered in this
The author of the popular Ghosts of Gettysburg series has created this field guide full of advice on the techniques, equipment, times of day, month and year and probable locations to help in the quest for a paranormal encounter. Haunted sites revealed, theories explained, grave sites located, procedures explicated, warnings issued.
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|This is an entertaining collection of stories, including the Civil War ghosts of Gettysburg, the spirits at John Brown's tannery, Ole Bull the fiddling ghost of Potter County, the haunted Eastern State Penitentiary, the mysterious indelible hand, and many more.
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|This is the story of two youthful combatants caught up in one of the most famous and important campaigns in all history. After two years of war and thirty-five days of intense marching along a hundred miles of hot summer roads, Thomas Ware, a Confederate soldier from rural Georgia, and Franklin Horner, a Union soldier from the coal country of Pennsylvania, end up fighting on virtually the same battlefield at Gettysburg. En route to that fateful day, both make daily entries in small, leather-bound diaries they carry. They write about what's important to them-receiving mail, writing letters, having something to eat, surviving combat. Historian Mark Nesbitt places the entries into the larger context of the war and amplifies the diarists's commentary.
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|A treasury of 125 ghost stories from the Keystone State makes up this huge volume. Each region of Pennsylvania is represented by an assortment of eerie tales, gathered by two of the state's best-known authors on the subject, including: Tragic specters of Gettysburg; Pittsburgh's legendary Green Man; Revolutionary spirits in Philadelphia; Foreboding Axe Hollow near Erie; Mysterious mountain tales of the Scotia Barrens, Captain Phillips' murdered rangers, and the Lost Children of the Alleghenies.
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From Library Journal
Historian Nesbitt (Saber and Scapegoat, Stackpole, 1994) skillfully brings together the correspondence of Joshua Chamberlain during the years of the Civil War. In a transitional narrative provided by the editor that allows the letters to flow into a superb text, the book begins with Chamberlain's petition for service with the Maine units heading off to war. While concentrating on the war years, Nesbitt includes not only Chamberlain's heroic actions on Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg but also his other important battles at Fredericksburg and his near-fatal charge at Petersburg. Selected to oversee the laying down of Confederate arms at Appomattox, Chamberlain declared, "It is by miracles we have lived to see this day, any of us standing here." His military service having now come full circle, he reflected on the body of men that was the Union army and stated, "This army will live, and live on, so long as soul shall answer soul." Well organized with a balance of text, letters, and narrative, this work is recommended for all libraries.?Barbara A. Zaborowski, Cambria Cty. Lib., Johnstown, Pa.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
There is no dearth of material on the remarkable citizen-soldier who led the Twentieth Maine at Gettysburg and received the final surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. Yet this selection of Chamberlain's correspondence is a valuable addition to the available resources. The letters cover Chamberlain's transformation from scholar to soldier, his reaction to Gettysburg, the ordeal of his 1864 wound (which remained painful and debilitating to the end of his life), and his farewell to arms. They shed light on his political opinions, his connections among Maine's elite and with the common soldiers under his command, his troubled relations with his family, and much else. They leave us strongly impressed that Chamberlain was more human but no less remarkable than he has heretofore been presented as being. Recommended for active Civil War colletions. Roland Green