Mr. John S. Lane and son, Harry C., of Meriden, Connecticut, who stopped at the Wyand House one night this week, were looking over the battlefield the past few days, viewing the field of carnage where Mr. Lane, Sr., helped to defend the Stars and Stripes thirty-two years ago. The State of Connecticut appropriated $1000 for each regiment of that State to bu used in erecting battlefield monuments where they did their hardest fighting. Mr. Lane who is a member of the 8th Conn., bought of Mr. Uriah Gross, near Sharpsburg, a plot of ground 20 feet square for which he paid Mr. Gross $100. A monument will be erected on the spot at once and will be unveiled in October.
Virtual Antietam Planet
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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...
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.
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 […]
OK, so here we have a new release from mainstream publisher Scribner. This will be brief. The author, S. C. Gwynne previously authored Empire of the Summer Moon, a biography of Quanah Parker which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. So from a literary standpoint, he’s no hack. Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and […]