Scott Hartwig Retires from the NPS

Just a note that Scott Hartwig, Supervisory Historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, retires today after decades of distinguished service to the American people.

Here’s Scott talking about Gettysburg on C-SPAN earlier this year. And here he is on C-SPAN talking about his work, A Killer Angels Companion, back in 1999.

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 One

Scott Two

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.


5 thoughts on “Scott Hartwig Retires from the NPS

  1. Al Mackey January 3, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Scott is a great guy and an outstanding resource. I’ve been on several walks with him and he’s a font of knowledge. He’s scheduled to deliver one of the winter lectures at the Gettysburg Battlefield on January 25.

  2. Joshism January 3, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    Much thanks to Scott for his more than 3 decades of hard work.

  3. Terry Brasko January 4, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Many thanks for all you have done. You will be sorely missed…..

  4. Chris Evans January 4, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Seems really like one of the good guys.

    I enjoyed listing to him on ‘C-Span’, and on programs like the ‘Civil War Journal’, ‘Unknown Civil War’, etc.


  5. Norm January 6, 2014 / 8:22 am

    All best wishes to Scott Hartwig. Thanks for all you have done for this nation. May you enjoy your time now to pursue your interests.

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