Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/29/2024 - 11:09am
Henry R. White at Ancestry.com Henry R. White at Fold3
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/23/2024 - 7:22pm
I first met Richard W. Hatcher, III a few years ago when I spoke at the Ft. Sumter Civil War Round Table in Charleston, SC, a bone-headed (on my part) encounter I wrote about here. Here, after a computer induced delay (don’t ever say yes when asked to turn on Microsoft OneDrive is all I’ll […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/28/2024 - 7:08pm
Henry A. Prescott at Ancestry.com Henry A. Prescott at Fold3 Henry A. Prescott at FindAGrave
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/27/2024 - 12:23pm
It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since our last Bull Runnings Battlefield Tour. May 11, 2019, was a fun day on the battlefield, following in the footsteps of the 69th New York State Militia (see recap here), and feedback was great. But a pandemic (and the reaction to it), job changes, well, one […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/18/2024 - 10:08am
William T. Hall at Ancestry.com William T. Hall at Fold3 William T. Hall at FindAGrave More on William T. Hall
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/15/2024 - 10:52pm
John A. Hall at Ancestry John A. Hall at Fold3 John A. Hall at FindAGrave More on John A. Hall
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/12/2024 - 8:54pm
A couple of weeks ago we took a family trip out to California, during which we took in some Pittsburgh Pirates baseball (my son is a sportswriter and covered their games at San Francisco and Oakland, a bad week for the Buccos), visited my wife’s sister and her better half, drank some Irish coffee, ate […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/20/2024 - 7:37pm
Published in 2023, An Ornament to His Country: The Life and Military Career of Benjamin Franklin Davis, is a biography of the man perhaps best known for leading the breakout of his cavalry from Harper’s Ferry on the eve of the Battle of Antietam. The author discusses her project below: ————— BR: Can you tell […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/11/2024 - 5:44pm
About 25-30 folks showed up for my presentation to the Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable last night. It was a good time, and the first time talking about the U. S. Marines at First Bull Run. I think it went pretty well but hit my first captioning mistake on the second slide! Good questions afterward, […]
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