Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/02/2016 - 1:15pm
I’ve written before of the mis-identification of Sherman’s Battery in accounts of the battle, be it of the Sherman to whom the moniker pertains, or to the location of said battery during the battle. Like the Black Horse Cavalry, in the eyes of many participants every battery they saw on the field was the famous, […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/02/2016 - 8:00am
The Continental Guards at Bull Run and Stone Bridge. ———- The town having waited with much impatience for news of Capt. George Clark and his gallant Continentals, it affords us much pleasure to lay before our readers the following letter, descriptive of what the Continentals saw and did during the ever memorable battles of the […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 11/01/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/31/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/30/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/29/2016 - 8:00am
Author: noreply@blogger.com (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 10/28/2016 - 11:36am
Peter Fisher, pictured as a Lieutenant
(U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center) All I really ever knew about Peter Fisher was from what I gleaned from the regimental records.

I knew, for example, that he was twenty-two-years-old when he enlisted into the ranks of Company...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/28/2016 - 8:00am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/27/2016 - 8:00am
  A CANASTOTA VOLUNTEER’S EXPERIENCE IN BATTLE. —The Following letter from Frank Gates, a Volunteer in Col. Walrath’s regiment, is communicated by his father for publication: Washington, July 23, 1861. DEAR PARENTS:—To relieve your anxiety, I hasten to inform you that Frank is still in the land of the living. We arrived in this city […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 10/26/2016 - 8:00am
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