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Thought I Was Going to Die at Antietam

The official number of the casualties at the Battle of Antietam is most often given as 23,110. A couple of weeks ago, I really thought I was going to be #23,111 and die there. 619 more words

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Scenes from Antietam Battlefield

Early on September 17, 1862 the Confederate and Union armies met near this spot. Our family visited in July 2012.  Photo by Kalen Kingsbury, 2014, All Rights Reserved.


Antietam: The South Wins & Ends the War

In September 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee is in Maryland on the first of two invasions of the North. Both would end in defeats, this one at Antietam, the second, in the summer of 1863, at Gettysburg. 752 more words


"A most ragged, lean and hungry set of wolves": Perceptions of Confederate soldiers during the Maryland Campaign

Following a series of stunning successes by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Seven Days’ Battles and the Northern Virginia Campaign during the summer of 1862, General Lee’s Confederate army began an excursion into the border state of Maryland on September 4th. 1,913 more words


Landmark Bridge At Md. Battlefield Reopens

SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says a stone bridge that played a key role in the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg has reopened to pedestrians after a two-month closure. 105 more words


Looking at the Backs of Things

Curators and catalogers spend quite a bit of time looking at the backs and bottoms of things, trying to glean information about pictures and objects.  Labels on the back of the frame of an oil painting may tell where and when it was exhibited or purchased.  121 more words


Episode #51 - Searching for Civil War History in Maryland

Download Episode #51 On-Demand

This week, we broadcast from the road as we journey in search of Civil War history in Western Maryland. From Sharpsburg to Frederick, history buffs have plenty to gain by taking a road trip through Maryland’s Appalachian foothills. 111 more words