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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/20/2014 - 3:21pm
For more on Ely, his capture, and his captor, go here.
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 06/19/2014 - 8:28am
Harpers' Weekly Depiction of Attacks on Petersburg, June 1864

150 Years Ago. . .the ranks of the 48th Pennsylvania had once more been bloodied following a series of assaults at Petersburg. 

A week before, Grant had ordered the army south from Cold Harbor and on the morning of June 16, the soldiers of the...
Author: (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 06/19/2014 - 6:59am

 One week from today, I will be in the great state of Georgia once again!! I am traveling for the Kennesaw Mountain 150th. It will be my great privilege to be bringing my ranger hat to Georgia to assist the staff of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park by providing interpretive programs next weekend at the battlefield park. I don't know where I will be stationed just yet, but I do know that I will be quite busy!!

In addition to...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/18/2014 - 3:05pm
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 06/13/2014 - 6:14am
150 years ago, the Army of the Potomac began its shift southward, marching for the James and, ultimately, to Petersburg beyond. . . .Late on June 12, the 48th Pennsylvania abandoned its position near Cold Harbor, marched through Burhamville and headed for Turnstall's Station and the Chickahominy River beyond. They crossed the Chickahominy on pontoons two days later. On June 16, the regiment crossed the James River "bright and early" and, about 4:00 p.m., arrived in front of the Petersburg...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/12/2014 - 8:44am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/10/2014 - 10:44am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/09/2014 - 2:19pm
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 06/06/2014 - 4:00pm
The Allison Brothers
(from Schuylkill County in the Civil War)  150 years ago. . .In homes throughout Schuylkill County, tears were shed as the families either received the letters of company commanders or read in the newspaper that their son, husband,...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 06/06/2014 - 9:43am
The 116th Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division spearheaded the division’s assault on Omaha Beach seventy rears ago today, and suffered 341 casualties, including Co. A which lost over 90% of its men within ten minutes of landing. The 116th was – and is today – a Virginia National Guard unit. It’s also known as […]
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