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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/05/2016 - 9:57am
John Hennessy, featured guide for Bull Runnings’ upcoming tour of the battlefield of First Bull Run, has an article on medical care at the battle in the new issue of Civil War Times. That Sunday evening…the battlefield heaved and twitched under the weight of carnage. Hundreds of wounded men lay on the field, some of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/04/2016 - 5:16pm
Just an update. Please read the list below. If you are coming on the tour and your name is on the list, no problem. If your name is on the list and you are NOT coming on the tour, please let me know. There is a waiting list and it would be pretty selfish of […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/02/2016 - 9:14am
Carleton Young is the author of Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War. Carleton was good enough to take the time to answer a few questions about his book and his research/writing process. ———————————– BR: So Carleton, what would you like us to know about you? CY: My undergraduate degree is […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/01/2016 - 10:17am
After a presentation earlier this year, I was approached by Mr. Carleton Young and presented a copy of his book, Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War. I don’t want to give away too much on this one, since I’ve already completed an interview with Mr. Young that I will be […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/31/2016 - 9:33am
In reading Rick Atkinson’s The Day of Battle, I came across a passage from the official British military history of the allied operation at Salerno, Italy, in 1943 [emphasis mine]: In the land of theory…there is none of war’s friction. The troops are, as in fact they were not, perfect Tactical Men, uncannily skillful, impervious […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/23/2016 - 12:21pm
The day of the tour is quickly approaching – April 23, 2016. This is just a reminder for all you who plan to attend to keep an eye out for updates. Our special guest John Hennessy has given me a tentative itinerary. As most if not all of you are coming to get John’s insights, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/22/2016 - 12:41pm
Newly released from Savas Beatie is Sheridan R. “Butch” Barringer’s biography Fighting for General Lee: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade. Barringer (Rufus, that is) served in the cavalry from the Peninsula until his capture at Namozine Church on April 3, 1865, first as a lieutenant in the 1st N. C. Cavalry […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/13/2016 - 11:27am
OK folks, I have to cut this off now. We have 88 people who have said they are coming on the tour. Remember this is a caravan tour, and we must carpool. If you have a van, great! If you have a two-seater, not so great (that includes pickup trucks with no back seat). Clean those […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/13/2016 - 9:33am
Below is a list of everyone who has notified me that they are definitely intending to attend the tour on April 23rd. Check the list over. If you are one of the folks who identified themselves with only one name or a nickname, please clarify in the comments section below (here, on the blog). If […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/11/2016 - 10:30am
Right now, I show 80 folks who have indicated they will attend the tour, between those who clicked “going” on the Facebook event page and those who said they are going in the comments section on this blog post. Later, probably this weekend, I will post all the names (and plus ones where applicable) here on […]
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