Tag Archives: Antietam National Battlefield

Thinking About The Irish Brigade At Antietam

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day many folks find something from Ireland to enjoy. I have two traditions on the unofficial holiday: wear a little green and remember the Irish-American contributions during the Civil War. Last year, I wrote … Continue reading

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Modern Photography: Battlefield Cannons

During my battlefield trips, I enjoying taking the “classic” cannon photos. Though serene battlefield markers today, these artillery pieces caused fearsome destruction during the Civil War.

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ECW Honors Ted Alexander

As part of Emerging Civil War’s fifth anniversary commemoration, we are pleased to inaugurate a new annual award: The Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. This year’s recipient is Ted Alexander, former historian at Antietam … Continue reading

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A View and A Memory

On a recent park training held in Harper’s Ferry, I had the chance, after class, to drive over to Antietam National Battlefield and walk the grounds as the sun set on a crisp autumn day. In fact, the training was … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part five)

part five We’ve spent the week sharing an interview I did with historian Ted Alexander, a thirty-year veteran of the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield. Ted retired at the beginning of this year. During the course of the … 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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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part three)

part three Although he retired at the beginning of 2016, former Park Service historian Ted Alexander plans to return to Antietam National Battlefield later this year. In my conversation with Ted, I asked him why he wanted to come back … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part two)

part two Ted Alexander, the legendary historian at Antietam National Battlefield, retired at the beginning of January after a thirty-five-year career with the National Park Service. I had the chance to sit down with him just before he retired, and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part one)

part one Once, the mountains of paper provided a home for one of the Civil War community’s best-known historians. Now, most piles have been trimmed down and filed, or “circular filed,” while others wait in the patient hope that someday … Continue reading

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Congress Considers Expanding Antietam NB to Include Shepherdstown

ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Kevin Pawlak, author of Shepherdstown in the Civil War. Congress is currently considering a proposal to change the boundaries of Antietam National Battlefield to include Shepherdstown. Pawlak has been deeply involved in the … Continue reading

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