Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: noreply@blogger.com (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 03/03/2014 - 11:15am
150 years ago, the veteran soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania, at home on furlough in Schuylkill County, were preparing to return once more to the front, with their thirty-day furlough set to expire on March 3, 1864.  As the soldiers prepared to bid farewell to their families and their friends, they were shocked to learn that one of their own had been murdered.

James Shields, a laborer from Silver Creek, was just nineteen-years-old when he was mustered into service as a private...
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 03/01/2014 - 3:35pm
Posted here simultaneously with my toy soldier blog an explanation of events at Burnside Bridge.


Burnside Bridge
A couple of years ago I made a 54mm model of Burnside Bridge (the beer, by the way, is non-alcoholic).  It was three weeks of delightful labor. You can see the entire process by going here:http://toysoldiersforever.blogspot.com/2011/05/burnside-bridge-in-...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/01/2014 - 9:51am
Author: Randy Buchman
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 8:11pm

It pretty much goes without saying that the Antietam National Battlefield is the coolest place on earth.


I have often told the story about my first trip to Antietam in 1968, when as a New Jersey middle school student who had written a paper on this Civil War battle, I pestered my family to bring me to see it … having relatives who lived in Ellicott City.  It was a freezing cold, windy, drizzling damp day. My relatives were very cranky about it all, but I was running up and down Bloody...

Author: Randy Buchman
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 8:11pm

It pretty much goes without saying that the Antietam National Battlefield is the coolest place on earth.


I have often told the story about my first trip to Antietam in 1968, when as a New Jersey middle school student who had written a paper on this Civil War battle, I pestered my family to bring me to see it … having relatives who lived in Ellicott City.  It was a freezing cold, windy, drizzling damp day. My relatives were very cranky about it all, but I was running up and down Bloody...

Author: noreply@blogger.com (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 10:02am
It has been quite some time since I posted on here, and lots has been going on.

For example, last fall, I was married. This winter, I finished my book on Kennesaw Mountain, and this spring, I am starting back at Gettysburg to lead education programs for school groups, before returning to Antietam for the rest of the season.


Look for me to make a few more posts on here this year. For now, I wanted to share this picture. It is the cover of my Kennesaw Mountain book,...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 9:35am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/27/2014 - 10:07am
I recently overheard some discussion among civil war researchers who present their work in public through speaking and writing on the web. They voice concern regarding “lifting” of their work by readers and attendees. Some cite examples of their work being presented by others in public and print as their own – without attribution. I’ve […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/26/2014 - 8:58am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/25/2014 - 12:16pm
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