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Author: (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 03/26/2021 - 11:44am

 Hi gang,

Though my rangering days are over, I'd be happy to talk with you about the parks I've worked at, or just rangering in general.

Happy trails,


Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/24/2021 - 1:05pm
For anyone planning to attend my upcoming presentation to the Fort Sumter Civil War Roundtable in Charleston, SC on April 12: The venue has changed. Due to Covid restrictions, the roundtable is unable to use the facilities at The Citadel. Instead, we’ll meet at 6:30 at the parish hall of Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 02/27/2021 - 8:24am
Colorized Image of Major Joseph Gilmour
48th PA
Last night, a number of my friends in the Civil War world shared on their social media accounts photographs of historical figures from the Civil War Era that were animated, or "brought to life," via technology by...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/06/2021 - 5:43pm
As previously stated I was with Blenker’s brigade of Miles’s division, the duty of which was to guard Blackburn’s and other fords. Early on the forenoon of the 21st (July) I took post on a prominent knoll overlooking the valley of Bull Run. Here I remained in readiness to move my battery quickly to any […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/24/2021 - 2:03pm
The astronomers have been caught napping, and a new and wonderful comet has made its appearance unheralded. The celestial visitor was first observed in this place on Sunday evening, soon after nine o’clock, and reports from other places show that it was its first appearance. It is still plainly visible in our northern sky, and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/16/2021 - 5:20pm
In compliance with the request of friends in Rochester, and in pursuance of a resolution previously formed, I propose to publish a few reminiscences of my involuntary sojourn in the “Old Dominion.” The events which I am about to narrate are of so recent occurrence, that a retentive memory would suffice to recall them with […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/08/2021 - 2:50pm
From Capt. Wanzer’s Company. Camp Anderson,Washington, July 23d. Dear Sir: – You no doubt have heard of the great battle fought on Sunday last. Our regiment was brought in to the hottest of the affray. I have a painful duty to perform. It is with a trembling hand I inform you of the death of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/07/2021 - 10:53pm
THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN, FROM AN EYE-WITNESS Camp Lorrilard, July 27. I was an eye-witness of the battle at Bull Run yesterday. The 17th were not in the action, but thinking there would be a brush, I with one of our Captains, Bartram, left our camp early Sunday morning. We met with no adventure, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/06/2021 - 5:06pm
ADVENTURES AT BULL RUN. We are indebted to Mr. F. J. M. Cornell, for the following private letter received by him from his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert E. Ellerbeck of the 27th Regiment of New York Volunteers for the war. Mr. Ellerbeck is well known to many of our readers. The New York 27th has not […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/05/2021 - 4:41pm
STRAY SHOTS FROM BULL RUN. We are permitted to give a few extracts from a private letter from Frank M. Boutelle, of this city: How they came on to the Field. I was all worn out, having marched double quick for half a mile; the fight had been going on about fifteen minutes. The rebels […]
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