Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Randy Buchman
Posted: 09/13/2014 - 5:31pm

It was great fun at Antietam today to host the great-great grandson and great-great-great granddaughter of General William French. The Hereford (MD) High School student is doing a historical project and has chosen the topic of her ancestor. They brought a dress sword that belonged to the General. 

The fame of General French at Antietam is in consequence of his Third Division of the 2nd Corps constituting...

Author: (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 09/13/2014 - 11:39am
I have only three working days left at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (FRDO).
Although I'm not in to historic homes, I have enjoyed the experience.  I've met some really good people there and I expanded my knowledge of a really great American - Frederick Douglass.  I'll be forever grateful to Julie the site manager for giving me that position.  As I was leaving Antietam I was scrambling for a place to land.  The only spot available was at FRDO, and...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/12/2014 - 1:35pm
Scenes of the Battle Field — Personal Adventures at the Battle of Bull Run From The Boston, Traveller, Aug. 1. Mr. Edward S. Barrett, of Concord, has, at our request, furnished us the following narrative of his experience on the day of the recent Battle of Bull Run. It will be found exceedingly interesting: and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/05/2014 - 2:48pm
SENTINELS’ SHARP EARS FIRST DETECTED ENEMY ———- How Palmetto State Pickets Got Earliest Intimation of Presence of Union Army at Manassas and Gave Information That May Have Turned the Tide of That Battle. By Captain C. K. Henderson, of South Carolina. [*] On Saturday afternoon, the day before the battle of Manassas, between sundown and […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/04/2014 - 12:03pm
REMINISCENCES OF A FAMOUS COMPANY ———- The Liberty Hall Volunteers at First Manassas. “Old Zeus” — College Roommates Killed by Same Ball. By Lieutenant J. H. B. Jones (The following remarks were made on Lee-Jackson Day, 1911, at Lexington, and are reprinted from the Lexington Gazette:) The Liberty Hall company was organized at Washington College, […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 09/04/2014 - 7:06am
Private Francis M. Stidham
Company A, 48th Pennsylvania
(John D. Hoptak Collection) Tragedy hovered like an ever-present shadow over Mary Jane Stidham of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania.  Born in 1823,...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/29/2014 - 4:19pm
The Affair of the Twenty-First. George P. Putnam, the publisher, was an eye witness of the retreat of Sunday and Monday, and says: The reports of a disorderly retreat of our main army are grossly untrue. A brief statement of a small part of what I witnessed will show this. Mr. Tilley of Rhode Island […]
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