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111th New York Monument

An infantryman from the 111th New York stands at dawn, waiting anxiously and gazing out across the open fields toward Seminary Ridge and the Confederate lines.


Gettysburg Off the Beaten Path: The Eagle Hotel and Christ Lutheran Church

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Contrary to popular belief, Old Dorm (also known as Schmucker Hall) at the Lutheran Theological Seminary was not Brigadier General John Buford’s headquarters on the night before the battle of Gettysburg. 493 more words

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"Loyal Cows and Hens!"

One of the really delightful things about doing research is finding little nuggets of information that have been hidden for years. I found this, and thought I’d share it. 845 more words


Mr. Gardner and the Erosion of the "Good Death"

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author James Brookes.

Alexander Gardner’s images of the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam were the first serious attempts of their kind to document the true carnage of conflict. 1,603 more words

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Sunset on the Father of Waters

A view of the Mississippi from the bluffs at Vicksburg. This picture was taken from Battery Benton, which was manned by elements of the 1st Missouri Light Artillery and the 34th Iowa Infantry late in the Siege of Vicksburg. 32 more words

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A Walk Through Andersonville

I was not sure what to expect as we turned onto the drive that led to Andersonville. This was the part of our trip that I had been looking forward to the most. 742 more words

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Review: “A Not So Happy Ending”

Review of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, by Brian Matthew Jordan

The devastation of the American Civil War is well known; casualties in that fraternal bloodbath exceeded 750,000 and the South was wrecked. 1,336 more words

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