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Just before the battle...

Just before the battle, mother,

I am thinking most of you,

While upon the field we’re watching

With the enemy in view.

Comrades brave are ’round me lying, … 1,018 more words


How a Bloody Civil War Battle Changed Modern Medicine

Correction appended: Sept. 17, 2014, 12:55 pm

The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest single day of fighting in American military history. On this day in 1862, nearly 23,000 of the 131,000 Union and Confederate soldiers assembled in Sharpsburg, Maryland, were killed or wounded. 430 more words

History:Diahann Carroll Makes Television History

It was the sixties–and Diahann Carroll took on the lead role in a situation comedy–making her the first Black woman in the starring role. Do You know the name of the show—and deeper question–what was the name of her son on the show. 74 more words


Call for the Cavalry

Today, September 17, 2014, marks the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. At dawn on that morning, Union forces advanced on Confederate lines along the Hagerstown Pike just north of Dunker Church, a house of worship for local farmers near Sharpsburg, Maryland. 943 more words


Paved with Bad Intelligence--The Road to Antietam

By Jay Holmes

September 17, 1862, is remembered by US military history students as the bloodiest day in US history. It should also be remembered as a critical lesson to all members of the US intelligence community and the US military. 958 more words



Today was a full day! Started the morning listening to another historian at the bed and breakfast where I was staying. Loved his presentation. Had a great breakfast and made a couple new friends (it appears I can socialize after all!) before heading out towards Antietam. 329 more words


Fuck You, GoogleMaps

Experimental Solo Bike Tour, Day 4
Gettysburg to Antietam Creek
50 miles, 2200 feet of climbing

Rolling Resistance

One thing that has disconcerted me a little about this bike tour: it takes me an age to get all my gear packed up and ready to go.   2,617 more words

Philosophical Musings