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Snowy Stonewall

Stonewall Jackson monument Chancellorsville National Battlefield

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A Surfeit of Heroes: Custer At Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 / Part 2

The term invincible is often found in accounts of Gettysburg. Lee referred to the soldiers of the Army of Northern Virginia as invincible, and so they seemed after Chancellorsville. On May 15, when called to Richmond by Confederate President Jefferson … Continue reading

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Heaven Shines on Home Field Advantage

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A Story of Heroism….And Coffee

Perhaps the most prominent of the monuments around Burnside’s Bridge at Antietam is not to a regiment who fought there, or indeed any fighting at all.  It is a monument to coffee.  Well, that and future president William McKinley. McKinley … Continue reading

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Indiana Soldiers & Sailors Memorial

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A March Through War

This week I was privileged to attend a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History seminar at Yale University. The topic is “Everyday Life in Early America” which included a fieldtrip to Historic Deerfield, in Massachusetts. Deerfield–rich with history going back … Continue reading

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“Damn the Torpedoes…or the Birds”

The Farragut Statue sits in the apporpriately namedFarragut Park in Washington D.C. and was sponsored by Congress in 1872. The statue and memorial park is preserved and maintained by the National Park Service as part of the National Mall and … Continue reading

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Who Do You Remember?

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PA Heaven

Photo by John Ambrosi Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg “It was an awesome weekend in Gettysburg,” John says. “Dew points were desert-like and the picture taking was spectacular.”

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The Civil War’s Forgotten Vice-President

At night, the Kenduskaeg Stream runs through downtown Bangor like an eel in the dark, barely visible at the bottom of the concrete canal that channels it to the Penobscot River. Where the dark night ends and the surface of … Continue reading

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