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The Fight for Prospect Hill….Conclusion

Major General George G. Meade and his men endured the artillery bombardment any way they could. Meade, like his Confederate counter parts, tried to keep his men calm and inspire confidence. Meade rode up to Colonel William “Buck” McCandless, Meade … Continue reading

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The Fight for Prospect Hill….Part 2

Artillerist David McIntosh recalled the morning of battle. “Our expectations were excited all the more from the fact that a heavy fog hung over the plain concealing it from our view.   But though we could not see through the fog, … Continue reading

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A Pennsylvania Blacksmith Goes to War

At the turn of the nineteenth century, Charles R. Bowen found it fitting to include a brief biographical sketch of his father, Levi A. Bowen, in the Biographical Annals of Cumberland County Pennsylvania. Charles was around thirty years of age … Continue reading

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If Meade had Known….

Traveling along the park road that runs along the south edge of the North Woods at Antietam, I thought about George Gordon Meade, leader of the Pennsylvania Reserves, and wondered what he would think if he knew what lay ahead … Continue reading

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