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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/05/2015 - 6:40pm
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve at least heard about David A. Powell’s multi-volume study of the Chickamauga Campaign being published by Savas Beatie. In summary, this is what you want to do: A) Get Volume I (The Chickamauga Campaign – A Mad Irregular Battle: From the Crossing of the Tennessee River Through […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/13/2015 - 8:41pm
Over the past few weeks I’ve received three new titles from Savas Beatie. Here are the vitals: Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon’s Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865, is the journal of Dr. Francis Marion Robertson, a surgeon who fled with the Confederate garrison in Charleston, SC, ahead of William T. Sherman’s army […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/03/2015 - 8:51pm
  A Letter. The following letter we copy from the Daily Bulletin, by request, and we think it worthy of a perusal: Headquarters 6th Regt, N.C. State Troops, Camp Bulls Run, July 24th, 1861. Dear Parents: – Once more I have an opportunity of writing you all, and that after having been exposed for nine hours on […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/02/2015 - 7:30pm
Handcuffs “For Officers.” – The Dispatch says: A gentleman who has been over the battlefield where the abolition forces were recently routed, says that one of the captured wagons containing boxes holding 500 pairs of handcuffs, the cases being labled “for officers.” The enemy sought to relieve themselves of the infamy of carrying such impliments […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/31/2015 - 7:23pm
Col. McRae’s Regiment at Manassas. We regret very much that a sprained ankle kept our friend McRae from the field at Manassas, for we know he would have been willing to risk his life a thousand times to have participated in that day’s work. But the Regiment was there and did noble work as will […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/27/2015 - 8:33pm
The Battle of Manassas. The North Carolina Standard (extra) has a letter from an officer of the late Col. Fisher’s Regiment giving an account of the participation of the Sixth North Carolina Regiment in the battle, and relating some interesting incidents of the engagement. He says The battle commenced in the morning, with heavy cannonading on […]
Author: (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 08/27/2015 - 3:43pm
Greetings all!

I am excited to say that a project which I have been working on for a little over a year is now almost finished. With a publication date of November 2, 2015, I am pleased to announce the publication of my second book, James Garfield and the Civil War: For Ohio and the Union. The front and back cover are below:

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/26/2015 - 7:24am
Justin Townes Earle – “Lone Pine Hill”
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/25/2015 - 2:41pm
The 5th State Regiment. – The Salisbury Banner publishes a letter from Capt. Samuel Reeves Jr. to his father in that place, dated Bull Run, July 23d, in which he says – “On Sunday 21st, we passed through the battle – our Regiment had not much to do in it. My company were thrown into […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/20/2015 - 8:31am
It seems to me the administration of Washington & Lee University have made a completely rational, understandable, and predictable decision with regards to the United Sons of Confederate Veterans and the use of Lee Chapel. Per this article in the Roanoke Times: W&L denied a request by the confederate veterans group to rent the university-owned […]
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