Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/02/2016 - 6:16am
It’s been almost a month since my last post. In over nine years, that’s the longest inactive period I’ve had here at Bull Runnings. Not to worry – I have plenty in the queue. A number of new participant accounts (to go with a number that I’ve had for a long while, and by “a […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/04/2016 - 3:46pm
Here’s an update from the Facebook Event Page. Just a reminder that it’s the best place to keep abreast of developments with the tour. This just in from publisher Ted Savas: “Just a quick note since a couple people have contacted us already for copies of Gottfried’s “The Maps of First Bull Run” atlas. “We […]
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 02/03/2016 - 3:51pm



For those who have visited this blog before, you might know that I am a proud alumnus of Hillsdale College, a small school in Michigan with a rich history and tradition of a classic liberal arts education. Hillsdale has a strong connection with the Civil War in its history, as well. During the 1860s, the campus was host to prominent abolitionists and speakers such as Frederick Douglass and Edward Everett. During the war itself, there were many Hillsdale students who left...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/02/2016 - 8:32pm
I spoke on the phone today with Debra Kathman, executive director of the Manassas Battlefield Trust. It sounds like she has lots of good things planned for the future, so keep an eye out. You can visit their website here, follow them on Facebook here, and get their Twitter feed here.
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/01/2016 - 1:02pm
We are working on the itinerary for the tour. Things are shaping up, but I must emphasize the ground rules: 1 – YOU MUST BE WILLING TO CAR POOL. This is essential to logistical success, and we all know amateurs study tactics, while professionals study logistics. 2 – THERE WILL BE MUCH WALKING, over rolling […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/28/2016 - 10:00pm
David Dixon is the author of The Lost Gettysburg Address, a book I thought I previewed a while back. It seems it slipped through the cracks! In brief, this is the story of the third speaker on the program for the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery in November, 1863, Charles Anderson. Mr. Dixon took some […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/21/2016 - 10:03am
I’ve set up a Facebook Event for the tour of the battlefield we’re planning for April 23, 2016. I’ll still post updates here, but will also post them on Facebook. If you’re on Facebook, you can indicate your interest in attending there. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646476515615466/
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