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Taking a Ride: Cumberland to Washington, D.C.

Our first day on the C&O Canal was somewhat of a shock. The canal was completed in 1850, and it’s never been very nice. Construction of the canal was a mess, with building costs going way over budget, and with the introduction of railroads, the canal was quickly obsolete. 1,258 more words

Bike Ride

Ms. Mary Q

Mary Quantrell, Mary Quantrell
Who absolutely no one knows well—
Flew our fair flag for that one Genl. A.P. Hill,
But Poeters STILL Cite That farbara britchie Still?! 66 more words


Oliver Case on the Rohrbach farm: Some opening thoughts…

I have always been committed to determining the routes, camps and battle positions of the 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry and Oliver Case. I strive to be as accurate as possible in the hopes of not only being true in the telling of Oliver’s story but also in the hopes that I can physically walk in his footsteps. 549 more words


Victory for the North Woods Tract at Antietam

Last week, we told you about an under-the-gun effort the Civil War Trust faced in securing a pie-slice of land at Antietam. “I have wonderful news to share,” says Jim Lighthizer, president of the Trust. 223 more words


Combining Undying Courage scenarios into one large ADF table!

Years ago I wrote the text for a very popular wargaming scenario book, Undying Courage: Antietam in Miniature, which has unfortunately been long out of print. 227 more words

Civil War Wargaming

Saving Antietam (part II): Dan Vermilya

Earlier today, historian Daniel J. Vermilya offered some of his thoughts about the preservation work the Civil War Trust has done at Antietam. This afternoon, he focuses a little more specifically on… 299 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Saving Antietam (part I): Dan Vermilya

With the deadline looming tomorrow for the Civil War Trust to finish its $250,000 fund-raising effort to secure important property at Antietam, we wanted to call a little more attention to the importance of the work the Trust has done there. 419 more words