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2016 Gettysburg Anniversary Day Three

I decided to take a break from the sun and attend the Sacred Trust lectures.

I missed Jared Frederick’s lecture on the history of the Gettysburg Battlefield since the 1950s, but got there in time for Michael C. 1,012 more words


Fanny Chamberlain: Heroine In A General's Love Story (Part 1)

The old man leaned on his cane, ignoring the aching war wound from decades before. It was such a beautiful day, and the walk had been pleasant, except for the last hundred yards. 1,389 more words


George Smalley reports the battle of Antietam

During the hours after the battle of Antietam in September 1862, New York Tribune correspondent George Smalley went through hell.

Having attached himself to the headquarters staff of Gen. 953 more words


The Rebirth of the Army of the Potomac (part one)

Part one of a series.


“By direction of the President of the United States, the commanding general this day transfers the command of this army to Maj. 1,626 more words


Why Was the Battle of Antietam a Pivotal event in the American Civil War?

Gettysburg, perhaps the most renowned battle of the American Civil War, was the second incursion of Confederate troops onto Union soil. The first offensive in the North taken by General Robert E. 77 more words

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Preservation and Commemoration at Antietam National Battlefield

Here’s Ranger Keith Snyder of the Antietam National Battlefield giving a lecture from the Gettysburg National Battlefield’s 2016 Winter Lecture Series. His presentation covers the history of the Antietam battlefield and the commemoration done on the grounds of that battlefield. 76 more words


Antietam National Battlefield

So, as readers should know, I took a road trip of some of the United States’ many beautiful National Parks. (You can find videos and blog posts about it… 769 more words