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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/07/2014 - 10:31am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/06/2014 - 12:20pm
For more on Evans, see here and here.
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/05/2014 - 12:29pm
For a photo of one of the “decorative,” disarmed shells, see here, at the bottom of the page.  
Author: noreply@blogger.com (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 03/04/2014 - 8:04pm
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Fort Ridgely MinnesotaWhen South Carolina seceded from the Union in December 1860, the regular artillery establishment of the United States included four artillery regiments consisting of twelve companies per regiment.  These 48 companies were scattered around the country in little penny packets of at most, several companies per post.  Forty...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/04/2014 - 8:32am
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...

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