In this episode of It’s History!, we feature artifacts from the J. Howard Wert Collection. Wert was a native of the Gettysburg area and after the Civil War he was the first principle at Harrisburg High School. As Union and Confederate troops converged on the town, Wert served as a guide to the local area for Union Gen. George Meade. Beginning during the battle, Wert spent decades collecting artifacts from the fight. Join us as we explore a selection of swords, pistols, uniforms, spurs, bugles, and more used by soldiers of both sides during the battle.