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Author: noreply@blogger.com (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 11/10/2014 - 9:53am


Top Row Lieutenants King, Cushing, and Evans at Antietam
On November 7, 2014, President Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing for his actions in stemming the Confederate...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/06/2014 - 2:03pm
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 11/04/2014 - 1:50pm
Last week I spent one day at the new WWII Memorial.  Although the day started out sunny and balmy, by the end of the day I was wet and cold from the rain.  Such is the life of a park ranger.  I really enjoyed the day and here follows some photos and my impressions of the day.



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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/03/2014 - 4:31pm
Well, what can I say. It’s been eight years. This blog has lasted roughly twice as long as the Civil War, and like it has taken on a different character as time goes by. I don’t post as much chatty stuff here as I used to. To keep up with that you can always follow […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/24/2014 - 10:16am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/22/2014 - 11:09am
As some of you know, Bull Runnings has this Facebook Page on which I post a lot of stuff that I’ve decided not to put up here. Last night I posted a review – of sorts – of John Hennessy’s essay on Fitz John Porter, Conservatism’s Dying Ember, in Corps Commanders in Blue, a collection […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/20/2014 - 12:03pm
There are numerous studies on the Irish in our Civil War, some fairly objective and many laden with sentimentality and myth-building which employ such flowery terms as “Celtic Warriors in Blue/Gray.” Even as second generation on my mom’s side I find the latter tedious. What sets The Irish in the American Civil War apart is that […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 10/19/2014 - 10:25am

This was a week of training at Ford's Theater; my head's still spinning.  Does 9:00 entry include the ranger program?  Does a 9:30 entry include the museum?  is the 3:45 a ranger program in the theater or a walk-through? Can visitors re-enter the museum after the program? What time do you "drop the rope" and at what time does the rope go back up?,  How can you tell who gets Acoustiguides? What are the stacks of extra Petersen house tickets for?  Where do your...
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 10/14/2014 - 2:08pm

Holy moly what a week!  Let me preface this entry with a factoid: I leave the house at 5:15 am, I get home at 9:30 pm.  I spend a lot of time being sleepy or tired.

That being said, let's take a look at my first week of rangering on the Mall, Wednesday through Sunday.

Every day starts with roll call at the Survey Lodge (the subject of a future post).  This is where all the rangers and guides get their assignments for the day.

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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/13/2014 - 2:22pm
The July 2014 (#51) issue of Gettysburg Magazine has by now been delivered to subscribers (I got mine last week.) This appears to be the first issue running fully and unexceptionally under the auspices of new publisher The University of Nebraska Press (go here for subscription info.) Issue #50 was the first under the new […]
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