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The 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Lookout Mountain

At three o’clock in the morning on Tuesday November 24, 1863, having received his orders from Union XII Corps commander Major General Joseph Hooker, Brigadier General John Geary sent the men of his Second Division forward. Before them, Lookout Mountain … Continue reading

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Recruiting The Regiment: The Erie Regiment

On April 21, 1861 John W. McLane of Erie issued a call for volunteers, for a term of service of three months. In 1859 he had formed the Wayne Guard, a company of volunteers that served as a mostly ceremonial … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Erie History, Lost and Found

I recently made a road trip to Pennsylvania to look in on family and friends, as I needed to check in on a few things in person. Since I was going to be in Erie, I decided to spend part … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part four)

part four After a thirty-year career as a historian at Antietam National Battlefield, Ted Alexander retired at the beginning of this year. Just before he left the Park Service, I sat down with him to talk about his career. CHRIS: … Continue reading

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