Tag Archives: Bloody Lane

Barlow and Gordon at Antietam

Stand aside Gettysburg. It’s the middle of September, and you’re not the only place with a Barlow-Gordon story. (And yes, I see you, Spotsylvania, but you’ll have to wait your turn.) In case you haven’t heard of the Barlow-Gordon story … Continue reading

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Maj. Hilary Herbert’s Antietam After-Action Report

While the actions of Richard H. Anderson’s division on September 17, 1862 are generally known, pinning down specifics has always been difficult. Mostly, that is due to the fact that only one after-action report from the entire division (and it … Continue reading

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Fact vs Interpretation at the Bloody Lane

There is a movement afoot to reinterpret key parts of the Maryland Campaign. In some cases, battlefield interpretation is being changed or removed based on new sources and/or new perspectives. I am all for reexamining history based on new or … Continue reading

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“A Fury Unequaled”: A North Carolinian’s Account of Antietam

Finding personal accounts of battlefield experiences always raises my eyebrows, as it does for many of you. The details and immediate stories they contain are the stuff historians crave. When I read the account of James W. Shinn, a soldier … Continue reading

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

If you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, look no further. Buy that special someone an admission to the Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. The early bird admission rate is only $110.00. For that $110.00 … Continue reading

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Antietam—Phase Two: The Sunken Road

The Sunken Road

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September 17, 1862

Today is the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam

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