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On this day, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation changes history

This is from the National Constitution Center.

The Emancipation did not free any slaves.

The order said the slaves from the states in rebellion would be free. 476 more words

Hallowed Ground Retained

Recently, two separate Civil War battlefields received more protected ground due to the efforts of the Civil War Trust. One is the area known as Fleetwood Hill at Brandy Station, Virginia. 221 more words

Maryland, My Maryland

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sarah Kay Bierle

Conclusion of a series

While Maryland soldiers – like Henry K. Douglas – fought battles and worried about their families, Southern sympathizing civilians in Maryland were under fire for their actions. 1,176 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Dead on the Field

The 17th of September marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (or Battle of Sharpsburg depending on the region you hail from). So, I feel a little obligated to dedicate a post to the event and the 22,717 men that became casualties on the farmlands outside of Sharpsburg and along the banks of Antietam Creek and vaulting the day’s clash as the bloodiest in this continent’s history. 320 more words

Battle Of Antietam

Bugler hero at Antietam

Above: Fallen soldiers and a battered church after the Battle of Antietam. Photo by Alexander Gardner.

ON THIS DATE in 1862, fifteen-year-old Union bugler John Cook unleashed cannon fire on the Confederates during the Civil War Battle of Antietam. 109 more words

The Irish Brigade at Antietam: A Photographic Tour

Many of the posts on this site explore elements of the Irish experience at the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single day of the Civil War, fought on 17th September 1862. 844 more words

Irish American Civil War

Meagher's 'Drunken Freaks' & Old Abe 'Astonished': The Last Letters of John Doherty, 63rd New York, Irish Brigade

Corporal John Doherty of the Irish Brigade wrote a series of letters home to his family from Virginia and Maryland in the summer of 1862. Transcribed here for the first time, the letters detail John’s pride in the Irish Brigade– … 2,952 more words

Irish American Civil War