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A Personal Summertime Gettysburg Ghost Story

If it’s OK with the readership here, I’d like to get personal. Since I was a child, I’ve had this recurring dream—not every night, but it happens enough that I felt the urge to write about it. 857 more words

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"We Wish'd them a Merry Crismes": A Skirmish on Christmas Eve in 1777

Everyone is familiar with the famous scene of Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas. Indeed, only just last weekend was the annual dress rehearsal of the crossing (which takes place on Christmas every year at… 535 more words

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Just How Bad Were the Conditions in Continental Hospitals?

Deplorable.  Tragic.  Unrelenting.  But don’t take my word for it.  On 28 October 1780, The Pennsylvania Packet (pages 1-2) ran the deposition of Peter Ozeas, of Reading, Pennsylvania, who gave the following chilling accounts of the Continental Hospital there between 1777 and 1778.  58 more words

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McConkey's Market and Muster at Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (9/21/2014)

With beautiful weather and awesome people, greatness collided to make for a fun Market and Muster event at the scenic Washington Crossing Historic Park.  Several Pennsylvania Rev War reenacting units combined to portray the Pennsylvania Associators around 1774-1775–essentially volunteer militia (you can read about them… 447 more words

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Battle of Wyoming Review and (Hundreds of) Photos

Today I spent the morning and afternoon in Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania; as I wrote about a few days ago, this was the location of a huge Revolutionary War reenactment.   985 more words

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