Category Archives: Photography

Grandpa Gus

It was nearly 50 years ago when I first made the journey went to Gettysburg. My hometown was an hour north and the two things I remember most vividly were Little Round Top and the pouring rain. There was hardly … Continue reading

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Under the Guns….

In late June 1863, the Civil War’s two most decisive military campaigns were heading toward their final climatic acts in Pennsylvania, and a thousand miles away in Mississippi where Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant siege grip on Vicksburg had … Continue reading

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Sunset Over Stonewall

Sunset over Stonewall, Oklahoma, on June 7, 2019.

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Dawn at Spotsylvania

May 12, 2020 – 156 years since the attack on the Mule Shoe Salient/Bloody Angle during the Battle of Spotsylvania The sun’s brightness felt blinding as I climbed out and headed east, then took the trail northwest to get to … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Historic Photograph Collection Moves To Tufts Archive

What happens to historic photographs after they have digitized? Where do they preserved and saved? The answers vary, of course, but last week Tufts Digital Collections and Archives announced a partnership with the Medford Historical Society and Museum to save … Continue reading

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Morning at Ellwood

It’s the anniversary days for Battle of the Wilderness, and on May 5, the weather was predicted to be exceptionally fine. The result? An early morning trip to the battlefield, a little hiking, and breakfast at a historic house. Ellwood … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (conclusion)

part six of a six-part series I’ve been talking this week with Garry Adelman, chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Garry wears many other hats, though, including Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg and co-founder of the Center for Civil … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Garry Adelman (part two)

part two of a six-part series I’m talking this week with Garry Adelman, chief historian at the American Battlefield Trust. Known for his super-high energy, Garry has helped reshape Civil War public history with his engaging use of social media … Continue reading

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1861 Winter Quarters in Photographs

This week I searched for images of Civil War winter quarters in the online Library of Congress catalog, and here are a few of the results. I think it’s especially interesting to look at the types of shelters and the … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from Emerging Civil War

The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown, Of all trees that are in the wood, The holly bears the crown: O, the rising of the sun, And the running of the deer The playing of the … Continue reading

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