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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/19/2016 - 9:12pm
Meeting place for the tour this Saturday is the Brownsville Picnic Area off Groveton Road at 9:00 AM. That’s west of the Stone House, south of Route 29. Here’s a map. John Hennessy has provided some images that should come in handy. They are in PowerPoint (ppt) format. Click on the file and then you […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/18/2016 - 10:23am
One of my favorite Civil War studies, and after over 100 years still the finest on this campaign, is John Bigelow Jr.’s Chancellorsville. The problems associated with finding a copy with maps aside (I have a cheap Konecky reprint and found a faded set of maps on Ebay), one of the book’s great strengths is […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/17/2016 - 10:07am
Below is the list of folks who have guaranteed their attendance at our tour with John Hennessy next Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. Please be sure to dress for the weather (latest news is high of 77 with some haze), bring hydration and a lunch, carpool once you get to the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/15/2016 - 11:46am
I’ve been contacted by a friend who is attending the tour next week and will be getting into town on Friday. While I already have plans for the evening, it occurs to me that there may be others of you who will be coming in to the Manassas area from various points on Friday and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/13/2016 - 11:45am
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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/10/2016 - 12:02pm
Hello all you attendees! Our featured guide for the tour (13 days away!), John Hennessy, has forwarded applicable maps from his new edition of An End to Innocence. These are the maps you should bring with you, as opposed to those I posted here on Friday. Of course, one can never have too many maps […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/08/2016 - 12:22pm
Below you’ll find a link to the maps from John Hennessy’s first edition of An End To Innocence. These are not the same as the maps in the new edition, but for now I’m making them available to you so you can print them out or download them to your mobile device and have them […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/07/2016 - 6:45pm
I know, it’s been a while. But, just like writing, maybe examining a reading can benefit with the passage of time. Here’s how this is going to work: as I read Edward Longacre’s study of the First Battle of Bull Run, The Early Morning of War, I put little Post-Its where I saw something with […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 04/07/2016 - 8:32am
Lieutenant William Cullen
Company E, 48th Pennsylvania
[Courtesy of  Catherine Siegel and Family] 
In all of my years studying the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry, there are few moments more thrilling for me than when I see an image or a photograph of one of the regiment's soldiers for the very first time. After all the...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/06/2016 - 9:46am
Here is a preliminary itinerary for the tour. More to follow. Note the walking – not too fast, but some rolling terrain. Dress for the weather. Hydration, long pants, and sturdy shoes recommended. Pay no attention to the attire exhibited on televised Gettysburg ranger-led walks. Keep abreast of developments here and on Facebook. Note the […]
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