Virtual Antietam Planet

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...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/12/2014 - 7:48am
Author: (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 04/11/2014 - 4:36pm
Very proud to say that my book, The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, is now available!!!

If you are interested in ordering a copy, you can learn more by visiting the new "Buy the Book!" page at the top of the blog. It is currently available through The History Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, and will soon be in...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/11/2014 - 7:47am
I’m always interested in the basements of historic structures, but seldom get to see them. Sometimes I ask, usually get a polite “off limits”, but in Lancaster Ohio a few weeks ago I got a surprise yes! More on that trip in an upcoming post.
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/10/2014 - 12:08pm
LETTERS FROM OUR BOYS. ———————————- From George M. Morris. —– [We are pleased to lay before our readers the following minute and graphic letter from our able correspondent, Corporal Morris. --- It is the best published letter which we have seen from any member of the 13th regiment.] Fort Bennett, Va., July 28, 1861. Dear […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/08/2014 - 8:51am
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