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“I Am Not Glad To See You By a Damned Sight.”

This is another post in the series “Tales From the Tombstone.“ James Jay Archer the lifelong bachelor born at Stafford near Havre de Grace in northeastern Maryland on December 19, 1817 came from a military family. The apple did not … 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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Gettysburg Recap

The 150th anniversary of Gettysburg brought a flurry of posts to the Emerging Civil War blog. Over the last two weeks, our authors have offered many different perspectives on the battle, its consequences, and its significance. We’ll have more coverage … Continue reading

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500 yards

Part one in series  The attack started late in the afternoon of July 2nd. Approximately 2,100 men from three Virginia regiments, two from North Carolina, and a battalion of Marylanders charged up the hill. Overlapping the enemy flank, the charge … 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 Fallen Generals of Antietam

On September 17, 1862, outside the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and along the banks of Antietam Creek, Union and Confederate soldiers fought, bled, and died. That early autumn day is still the bloodiest single day—with 23,000 Americans as casualties—in American … Continue reading

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Prelude to Antietam

Antietam, Sharpsburg—whichever name you prefer, it characterizes the bloodiest single-day in American history. On the fields surrounding this bucolic western Maryland town, 23,000 men became casualties. Even before that bloody late summer day, the campaign had born casualties. Although definitely … Continue reading

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