Tag Archives: Frederick Maryland

Prelude to A Star: Promotion in Frederick City

Conclusion of a series. The city of Frederick, Maryland  greeted George Custer for the second time in less than a year. Custer had passed through the previous September during the Antietam Campaign while serving as an aide-de-camp to the commander … 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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Battlefield? What Battlefield?

For those of you that have been to the Washington DC area, you know that urban sprawl is everywhere. DC has grown outward on all points of the compass. In the path of the sprawl are small towns, beautiful farmland, … Continue reading

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