Tag Archives: Antietam

Saving History Saturday: American Battlefield Trust Battlefield Restoration Projects

The American Battlefield Trust is currently fundraising to do building demolition and land restoration. To return the land to its wartime appearance, on three battlefields. At Fredericksburg, the Trust is needing to take down five modern houses on land at … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: Antietam Institute

Historian Brad Gottfried talks about the efforts of the Antietam Institute to shed a scholarly light on one of the war’s most pivotal battles. Listen for free right here on our website or by using Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Please be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cedar Mountain to Antietam, A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July – September 1862

  If one is familiar with a Savas Beatie publication, the reader understands a few prerequisites. The book will be well-researched and include historical analysis that enhances and expands ones knowledge base into another aspect of America’s military past. Author … Continue reading

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On The March: Respectfully, Jubal A. Early

Headquarters 2d corps, A. No.–Va. To Gen. Jubal A. Early, Commanding Division: General- Gen. Jackson’s compliments to Gen. Early, and he would like to be informed why he saw so many stragglers in rear of your division to-day. Respectfully, A. … Continue reading

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A Whiff of Treason? John Hay, George B. McClellan, and the Incident with Major John J. Key

ECW welcomes guest author Alexander B. Rossino A scandalous incident occurred in Washington, D.C. soon after the end of the 1862 Maryland Campaign. In late September, Maj. John J. Key, an officer attached to the staff of general-in-chief Henry Halleck, … Continue reading

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130 Years Later: A Return to Antietam

Recently I returned to Antietam with two objects from my personal collection of veteran items. These ribbons were worn by veterans of the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry when they returned to Antietam to reunite and reminisce. I have a familial connection … Continue reading

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: That Field of Blood

by Dan Vermilya In taking the time to reflect on the Emerging Civil War series and all of its accomplishments over the past decade, I wanted to pen a few words about my entry, That Field of Blood: The Battle … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: General Max Weber at Antietam

One late spring day in 2013 a farmer plowing his field in Martin County, Minnesota noticed a small white porcelain object poking out of a furrow. He stopped the tractor, climbed down, and retrieved the curious artifact, which was slightly … Continue reading

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Re-evaluating Ezra Carman, Pt. 2: Georgians in the East Woods

ECW welcomes back Chris Bryan (Part 1 of Re-evaluating Ezra Carman can be read here.) During Brig. Gen. John Bell Hood’s counterattack at Antietam, the 4th Alabama became increasingly detached from its brigade by fences while it advanced along the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War Memoir of a Boy from Baltimore

The Civil War Memoir of a Boy from Baltimore Edited by Holly I. Powers University of Tennessee Press, 2021, $45.00 hardback Reviewed by Bert Dunkerly In 1861, 14- year-old George Maguire recorded his thoughts as tumultuous events unfolded in his … Continue reading

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