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Henry Benning meets the 8th Connecticut

Colonel Henry Benning, in command of Toombs’ Brigade on the morning of September 17, 1862, had mounted a very impressive defense and delaying action at the Rohrbach Bridge. 1,268 more words


Interview: Dr. Carol Reardon, "A Field Guide to Antietam"

I’ve known Dr. Carol Reardon, George Winfrey Professor of American History at my alma mater The Pennsylvania State University, since 1998 when I first started following her around various eastern Civil War battlefields. 2,011 more words


Sacred Trust 2016 Day Three

I’ve previously written about the lectures I sat in on, and you can see what I wrote here.

I missed Jared Frederick’s really good presentation on the history of the battlefield and what it was used for since the end of World War II. 197 more words


Travel: Shepherds-town, WV

There are places where history is so evident that its presence is near dimensional. Like height, width, and depth its existence is both natural and conspicuous. 1,170 more words


New release: Historical fiction!

I’ve been watching the Olympics for like, 36 hours straight, so expect a lot of exclamation points as we move forward.  It’s like Jeopardy.  You don’t say, “This is Jeopardy.”  You scream, “This.   350 more words


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