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This Month in Delaware…

The Second Delaware Volunteer Infantry Regiment is formally mustered into service at Camp Andrews in New Castle on October 17, 1861.  Among the new recruits from Delaware was David L. 306 more words

Just Delaware

Remember Harpers Ferry: Masculinity and the 126th New York

By Annika Jensen ’18

“The Harpers Ferry Cowards” is not an enviable nickname, but it is the one with which the 126th New York Infantry was stuck after September 15, 1862, the date that saw the largest capture of United States troops until the Battle of Bataan roughly 70 years later. 806 more words

In the Ghostly Footsteps of the Gettysburg Irish

My posts have been less frequent than normal of late due to a range of book and conference commitments, so apologies to readers for the longer than normal gap! 2,326 more words

Irish American Civil War

Tragic Heroes: Gouverneur Warren, Part One

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

I have been writing about leadership the past couple of days and despite all that is going on in the news I think that I will continue to do so using some parts of my Gettysburg text. 1,815 more words


Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. 818 more words

Travel Tips

North Carolina woman still receives Civil War pension

More than 150 years after the end of the War Between the States, the US government continues to pay out pension money connected to the Civil War. 483 more words


Trip Log – Day 272 – Front Royal VA to Rixeyville VA

August 3, 2016 – Partly Cloudy, 80 degrees

Miles Today: 32

Miles to Date: 13,846

States to Date: 38

I come from an area of our country rich in history. 334 more words

Bicycle Trip Log