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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/22/2015 - 6:28am
h/t to @oldtomfool
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 07/22/2015 - 5:43am
The Remnants of the First State Flag Presented to the 48th Pennsylvania
in September 1861
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/21/2015 - 3:20pm
“so Eager Were We All …” The morning was beautiful. The day before had been so hot and sultry that the damp cool night air seemed quite a relief, and the full moon, beaming above, lighted up the valley in which we lay, and its rays glistened on the thousands of muskets which were stacked […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/14/2015 - 3:39pm
Thus far, apart from this post pointing out that the Confederate Battle Flag did not exist at the time of the First Battle of Bull Run, I’ve stayed out of the feeding frenzy that is the controversy regarding symbols of the Confederacy in our modern landscape. I’ve decided to dip my toe not as a […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/10/2015 - 4:58pm
I previewed Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History earlier, and you can read all the book particulars and get ordering information here. Since its release, Pickett’s Charge has received some great reactions from the public, and signings have been well attended. The book’s authors and cartographer recently took the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Interesting Letter. We are indebted to the kind courtesy of Governor Letcher for the opportunity of laying the following before our readers. It is an aged gentleman’s account of that glorious victory which is still thrilling the hearts of the aged and the young, and which spreads noble joy over our whole Commonwealth, from the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/08/2015 - 5:24pm
THE GREAT BATTLE OF MANASSAS. ——– Report of Capt. Hugh R. Miller ——– Hon. W. S. Bates: It was due to the friends of the “Pontotoc minute men” that I should give them some account of the part performed by us on the 21st of July in the battle of Manassas; but this duty is […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 07/06/2015 - 5:37pm
If you’ve received your new copy of Civil War Monitor (Summer edition, I think it is), you may notice that I have a little sidebar in it, listing my three recommended First Bull Run books. Now, I’ve already received this question a couple of times, and expect there are more of the same to come, […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 07/02/2015 - 7:05am
150 years ago. . .the soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania remained encamped at Alexandria, Virginia. Lee, Johnston, and a number of other Confederate leaders had long since surrendered their forces; Richmond had long since fallen; and Lincoln long since dead. Even the Grand Review of May 23, in which the 48th had proudly marched, seemed like a distant memory. The war was all but officially over. And so the officers and soldiers of the 48th bided their time as best they could, waiting to be...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/30/2015 - 2:03pm
Recently received: Chris Mackowski has written Strike Them a Blow: Battle along the North Ann River, May 21-25, 1864, part of the Emerging Civil War series from Savas Beatie. This covers that (at one time) mysterious few days in the history of the Overland Campaign between Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor.  Generously illustrated and including eleven […]
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