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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/22/2014 - 7:12pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/21/2014 - 11:48am
See here for more on “Blind Tom” Wiggins.  
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/20/2014 - 10:00am
Fun stuff. Listen along – can you figure out who everyone is?
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/19/2014 - 10:30am
Thanks Craig Swain!
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/18/2014 - 8:33am
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 04/17/2014 - 8:30am
Colonel Joshua Sigfried
(Courtesy of Mr. David Sigfried) 150 years ago, in late April 1864, Colonel Joshua Sigfried faced a tough decision. He had commanded the 48th Pennsylvania for the past two years, assuming regimental command in the spring of 1862 when Colonel James Nagle was elevated to brigade command. During those two years...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/16/2014 - 6:35pm
Author: Randy Buchman
Posted: 04/15/2014 - 11:14pm

The official number of the casualties at the Battle of Antietam is most often given as 23,110. A couple of weeks ago, I really thought I was going to be #23,111 and die there.

It was a misty Saturday morning when I met and hosted a school bus load of boy scouts and leaders from the Philadelphia area who had camped nearby overnight. The weather was not too terribly bad for the opening 30-minute orientation talk, but as we began to ride around the Park, the precipitation went from a...

Author: (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 04/14/2014 - 12:21pm
This was a beautiful morning to take one last hike in the park.  I've been walking these trails for eight years now, usually with my camera and always on the lookout for the things that make this place so special.

You'd think that after so many years I'd have run out of special moments here, but every walk upon the battlefield brings something new - today it was the frogs singing from the Roulette pond.  Every day something new, every day another view.  I never know...
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 04/13/2014 - 6:23am
I'm taking a short time-out, if you will, from my normal postings documenting the trials, the triumphs, and experiences of the 48th Pennsylvania to formally congratulate my good friend Dan Vermilya on the publication of his first book, The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

Dan and I have worked together in the Park Service for nearly five years--at...
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