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A Virginia private's tough March to Maryland in August- September, 1862

On August 18 of that year our brigade, composed of the First, Seventh, Eleventh and Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, set its faces northward from Gordonsville. Every knapsack and all camp equipage were left behind, and in light marching order, with 60 rounds of ammunition, a blanket over our shoulders and five days’ rations in our haversacks, we headed for the Rapidan river. 287 more words


4th of July Photos | Antietam battlefield

I went with my husband’s family to Antietam battlefield to watch their outdoor concert and fireworks show!  We’ve been to this before a couple of years ago and we think this is the best fireworks display in the area.   191 more words


Friday night in Hagerstown, MD

The drive up I81 was OK, mostly.  There are still too many people who believe the rules of the road are that they  set their cruise control for the speed limit and drive in the left lane until their destination is in sight. 154 more words


This was written after taking a walking tour of Antietam in February. It is a sobering, thought-provoking place and it took me a while to process it… … 156 more words


A Diplomatic Turning Point ~ Battle of Antietam

Looking out over what is now bucolic rolling farmland, it is inconceivable that on September 17, 1862, the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War took place here, the… 302 more words

Our Travels

Meet us in Baltimore: Society of Civil War Historians

By Robert J. Brugger

It will be a great pleasure to welcome members of the Society of Civil War Historians to Baltimore, scene of so many events leading up to the sectional conflict and such deep division during and after the war itself.  652 more words

American History

Primitive Man Release New Music Video

Sludge trio PRIMITIVE MAN have recently released a new music video for the track “Antietam.” The track comes off of the band’s previously released full length… 7 more words