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8th Grade Field Trip to Antietam & Gettysburg: Part 1

Eighth grade was a long time ago for me but fortunately, our local school system still believes that American History is important for 14 year olds to understand.    801 more words



Weekly challenge is reflecting. I love this photo I took of the bridge at Antietam. (the American Civil War) It’s hard to believe that this peaceful, bucolic setting was the site of a terrible struggle that took place nearly 150 years ago. 66 more words


Antietam Battlefield aka Battle of Sharpsburg, American Civil War 

These photos were taken by Cindie Harper during her most recent trip to Antietam Battlefield. Photos are copyrighted.

The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign. 387 more words


Visiting "Uncle John"

I first got to know John Sedgwick during the Chancellorsville campaign. Back in the early 2000-teens, Kris White and I were working on Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church… 650 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

69b. Kokomo, IN to Montreal, QC, Aug 2-19, 2016

Aug 4:  I had read the McCullough Johnstown Flood book some time ago and made it a point to stop at the memorial when we were driving through Pennsylvania.   181 more words

Book Review: "The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Volume III: Shepherdstown Ford and the End of the Campaign"

Mere months after the bloodletting subsided on the Antietam battlefield, participant Ezra Carman began collecting materials for a history of the Maryland Campaign.  It proved to be his life’s work.   567 more words

Books & Authors


The battle of Antietam, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg since it was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, was an important battle in what is commonly called the Civil War of the United States.   1,032 more words