19 February 2009 by Published in: Battlefield stomping 10 comments

I’ve been a student of the Battle of Gettysburg for about 40 years. I have seen a lot of strange and even bizarre things about the battle, and I’ve met a lot of people who share my fascination with it. I have even met a few who had an overarching, Gettysburg-only focus, to the exclusion of all other aspects of the Civil War, which is something I just have never understood.

However, I have never seen anyone with a dedication to the Battle of Gettysburg like Dennis Morris. Visit his website. But prepare to be blown away before you do. I’ve never seen anything that reflects dedication to the Battle of Gettysburg that comes close to holding a candle to Dennis’ work….

Check it out.

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Comments

  1. Dan
    Thu 19th Feb 2009 at 9:11 pm

    It’s really excellent work. I especially like the smoke puffs. The “action” really comes alive. This is really excellent. Thanks for posting! Reading his site sure beats listening to Bruce.
    hehehe

  2. Chris Evans
    Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 12:34 am

    What an awesome diorama! I have loved studying the Battle of Gettysburg for many years and this is one of the best depictions in diorama format that I have ever seen! Thanks for the link.
    Chris

  3. Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 5:35 am

    and I thought Mannie was disturbed. :) Amazing

  4. Rick Allen
    Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 7:42 am

    Dennis does come up with some amazing stuff, doesnt he? He and Mannie should really talk. :-)

  5. Dave Powell
    Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 7:48 am

    Great site. Outstanding terrain work.

    Oh, and he has Capt. Johnson’s route reversed on the one map.:)

  6. Tom Vincent
    Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 9:30 am

    I’m really at a loss for words. This is impressive. I love collecting and photographing toy soldiers. This makes me want to go home and pack everything up and find a new hobby. This reminds me of a video from the late 1980′s called “The Battle of Gettysburg in Miniature” by Jeff Leighton. If you or any of your readers have a chance to pick a copy up or see it, it is well worth watching. Don’t think it ever came out on DVD.

    Your blog is always interesting Eric, your dedication is impressive.

  7. Chris Evans
    Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I have that video and have enjoyed watching it many times. I wish only that it was even longer. That documentary ends with showing the old photographs of the veterans coming back to the field and a great quote from Mosby. It is very moving.
    Chris

  8. Mike Fitzpatrick
    Fri 20th Feb 2009 at 7:53 pm

    The dioramas are phenomenal!!

    It brings to mind my old Marx Toys “Giant Blue & Gray Playset”. Now that was a toy soldier set!!

  9. Mon 11th May 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Eric, (and everyone else)
    Thanks so much for the kind words. I just stumbled upon your Feb. post. I’m sure i been your site at least 5 times since then! I finished the Devil’s Den site http://gburginmin.com/ about a month ago. I also have just added 8 new shots to my “commercial’ site. https://diographics.com/
    I’m trying to remember where I got the Johnston route-maybe and old GDG discussion. If it’s “only” backwards I can just reverse the arrows!!

  10. Tom in NJ
    Sat 18th Jul 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Great detail in this diorama. As a student and frequent visitor to the battkefield over the past 25 years I appreciate the accuracy of the buildings on the diorama. They are correct replicas of the real structures on the battlefield, their color, appearance and location. I have been trying to get info on the appearance of the Wentz house to recreate the orchard area and have been unable to find much. It must have taken a lot of research on that building Dennis. Terrific job. I enjoy looking at the dioramas and it inspires me to try it myself. Thank You

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