Monthly Archives: August 2012

Random Gettysburg photos – August 2012

Confederate reenactors assemble in a field off today’s West Confederate Avenue at Gettysburg National Military Park. These infantry demonstrations are popular with tourists, and offer a suggestion of what a Civil War unit might have looked like on the battlefield. … Continue reading

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Civil War encampment at Codorus State Park near Hanover, Pa.

For the past few years, the 16th Pennsylvania reenactor group from Hanover, Pa., has been hosting a Civil War encampment at Codorus State Park, complete with a couple of sham battles. This year’s event was held August 18-19. Attendance on … Continue reading

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S. Thomas Summers’ Civil War poetry book

S. Thomas Summers is a poet and writer who maintains a literary blog, Lint in My Pocket: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer. The New Jersey high school teacher doubles as an adjunct professor in writing at a community … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Antietam by Richard Slotkin

More than 1,000 books have been written on the Battle of Gettysburg, from almost every conceivable angle. Far less analyzed has been the September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg to many Southerners), although with the 150th anniversary of Antietam … Continue reading

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Mad Anthony Wayne’s men buried in Menges Mills, PA.

Growing up in southern Ohio, we learned in school about the men and women who shaped the history of not only the Buckeye State, but the larger areas known in pioneer days as the Ohio Country and the Northwest Territory. … Continue reading

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Eisenhower National Historic Site: Part 4

In this final installment of our series on the Eisenhower National Historic Site, we will look at Farm #2 and the exterior grounds of Ike’s home. This scenic vista from Farm #2 looks west toward the distant South Mountain range. … Continue reading

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Eisenhower National Historic Site: Part 3

We continue our tour of the home of Dwight David Eisenhower and his wife Mamie in the third installment of this Cannonball blog series. Above is the bedroom of Ike’s valet and his wife, who cared for the general’s needs … Continue reading

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Eisenhower National Historic Site: Part 2

In Part 1 of this brief series of photographs of the Eisenhower National Historical Site, we looked a little at the western facing grounds of the estate and the downstairs entry way, living room, and dining area of the home. … Continue reading

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Eisenhower National Historic Site: Part 1

I recently (for only the 2nd or 3rd time) visited the Eisenhower National Historic Site near the Gettysburg National Military Park in south-central Pennsylvania. My two sons and my two oldest grandsons accompanied me. Tickets are available at the battlefield … Continue reading

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“Confederate Torpedoes” at September Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

The new season of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table will kick-off Friday, September 21st, in the Keystone D&E Room of the Radisson Convention Center. Dr. Herbert M. Schiller, M.D. of Winston-Salem, NC, will speak to us on “General Gabriel … Continue reading

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