Tag Archives: Battle of Antietam

Coming Up This Weekend

This weekend C-SPAN 3 will be airing the first of the Emerging Civil War Symposium lectures from this past August. On Saturday, at 6 PM & 10 PM, Eric Wittenberg’s lecture about the Battle of Trevilian Station will air. Eric … Continue reading

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Lewis A. Armistead and the American Civil War

Today we welcome back guest author William F. Floyd, Jr. William worked for forty years for the City of Norfolk. In his retirement, he’s now pursuing the study of history at Tidewater Community College. * * * Lewis A. Armistead was … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: August-September

August: 8th: Kristopher White, “Felled By Friendly Fire: The Wounding of James Longstreet,” at the California University of Pennsylvania Civil War Roundtable (PA) 12th: Phill Greenwalt, “Maryland, My Maryland No More-Emphasis on the Battle of Antietam,” at the Western North Carolina Civil War … Continue reading

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July-August Presentations

July: 6th: Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White at the America’s Civil War Museum (Wax Museum) in Gettysburg; from 1 PM-3 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM 7th: Chris Mackowski and Kristopher White at the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center Bookstore; from 9 AM-Noon 8th: Kathleen … Continue reading

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Snow Covered Yet Not Forgotten

During the recent Christmas holiday I had the chance to stop by Antietam National Battlefield on the way to visit family. I have been to Antietam numerous times, but never have I had the chance to see it snow-covered. The … Continue reading

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The “Other” Lee

Mention the surname “Lee” to a Civil War enthusiast or quite possibly any American that sat through a high-school American History class and the name Robert E. Lee is the first one given in reply. Ask that Civil War enthusiast … Continue reading

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Review—The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution

Richard Slotkin. The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012. 478 pages, maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, chronology. ISBN 978-0-87140-411-4. $32.95 Richard Slotkin’s new history on the Antietam Campaign, The Long Road to Antietam, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week for Dec. 11, 2012

What was the superior defensive position: the Sunken Road at Antietam, the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg, or the Sunken Road at Shiloh?

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Leading to Antietam

Antietam National Battlefield has been abustle all week in preparation for this weekend’s commemorative activities surrounding the sesquicentennial of the battle. The NPS and several partner organizations have an impressive slate of events planned. Things get underway the morning of … Continue reading

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Review: The Maps of Antietam by Bradley Gottfried

Pardon the crass comparison, but Bradley Gottfried’s new book should be called The Crack of Antietam, not The Maps of Antietam. It’s that addictive. Every time I’ve picked up Gottfried’s magnificent cartographical study, it seems like hours have evaporated. The … Continue reading

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