Just a note that Scott Hartwig, Supervisory Historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, retires today after decades of distinguished service to the American people.
To the left is Scott on his first day at work in 1979; to the right is Scott earlier today (courtesy Barbara J. Sanders):
Scott will now be able to devote more time to several projects, including the second of a two-volume study of the Maryland Campaign of 1862.
You can read what will become known as Hartwig’s Farewell Address here. It’s representative of the man: generous praise for others, the usual modesty, and a love for history from someone who left Gettysburg better for his presence.