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March 2015 Meeting - Stephen Recker on Antietam Photography

Join us on March 10 for our first meeting of the new year.  Our speaker is historian Stephen Recker.  And the topic is “Rare Images of Antietam and the Photographers Who Took Them.” 316 more words

Monthly Meetings

EP's arent just for Music

Union Generals tried to help solve this issue of slavery, Gen. Benjamin Butler gathered blacks and put them into manual labour camps protecting them. Gen. John Fremont wanted to free the slaves under his command in Missouri but was denied this by Lincoln. 99 more words


Bulls and Creeks

July 1861 I have mentioned many a times before that i was interested in how the Americans handle this war as it goes along. Not going to join the fight myself for i have other business to attend to, anyway.. 297 more words

Week 4

Mondays in Maryland: Civil War Roundup

From the Underground Railroad to the battle that saved Washington, Maryland is awash with Civil War history.

There are an astounding number of sites waiting to be explored, and I’ve covered many of them in… 572 more words


George Meade

Who: George Gordon Meade

What: Union army general

Where: Born Cádiz, Spain; died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why: Commander of the Army of the Potomac from June 1863 until the end of the war… 333 more words

American Civil War

Camera: Antietam

The next stop on my family’s historic travels was Antietam, site of the single bloodiest day of battle in the Civil War. The loss here, on both sides, was devastating, and I could feel that weight as we toured the grounds. 294 more words



Recently I was caring for a man who was returning north missing an arm. His home was another few miles north of here but a family here gave him a bed- they’re distant relatives of some sort. 398 more words