Monthly Archives: December 2011

Military Ballooning at the January Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

“Military Ballooning and the American Civil War” will the topic of John Augustine at the Friday, January 27, Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. Mr. Augustine will discuss the ascendancy of Thaddeus Lowe as Chief of the U.S. Army Balloon Corps … Continue reading

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New Civil War fiction: Glorious Reality of War

New Mexico-born educator and long-time Baptist pastor Dr. Michael Mendoza has published his first book, an interesting fictional book based upon the real-life memoirs and exploits of Civil War veteran Charles Wesley Rickard. Glorious Reality of War drew its inspiration from … Continue reading

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New book: Price’s Lost Campaign: The 1864 Invasion of Missouri

I have long been interested in Confederate general Sterling Price, who in his day was quite famous but today rarely comes to mind when the general public thinks of Civil War generals. Price’s 1864 campaign to transfer control of Missouri … Continue reading

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National Park Service discusses status of old Cyclorama Building

The Gettysburg National Military Park’s Management Assistant, Katie Lawhon, passed along a link to a recent posting on the park’s blog, From the Fields of Gettysburg, concerning the current status and plans for the now abandoned Cyclorama building. Here is … Continue reading

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One-tank road trip: Yellow Tavern

Yellow Tavern was the final battle in the Civil War for famed Confederate cavalry general James Ewell Brown Stuart. The impressive monument shown above sits alongside Old Telegraph Road near Glen Allen, Virginia, north of Richmond. Many of Jeb Stuart’s … Continue reading

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Registration Now Open for “Gettysburg in History and Memory”

Gettysburg, Pa. — Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation are presenting the 2012 Gettysburg Seminar on April 13-15. The theme of the seminar is “Gettysburg in History and Memory.” Events begin with a Friday evening panel discussion with … Continue reading

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Gettysburg photos – September 2011

Here is a sampling of some photographs I took in mid-September while visiting Gettysburg with my two oldest grandsons and their uncle, Dr. Tom Mingus, of Liberty University. I always enjoy my time at Gettysburg, where three of my great-great-grandmother’s … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Offers Special Winter Lecture Series – 1862: War in Earnest & Perspectives on the Gettysburg Campaign and Battle

Photo by Scott Mingus, September 2011, Gettysburg National Military Park To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service free winter lecture series in 2012 will explore events and personalities that figured prominently in 1862, and … Continue reading

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Power’s Hill tree-clearing at Gettysburg

Power’s Hill is being cleared by the National Park Service to more closely resemble its appearance during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. The hill, located along the Baltimore Pike, was a Union artillery platform on July 2-3 and helped bombard … Continue reading

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