Monthly Archives: September 2012

Road trip! Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery: Part 3

Here in the final installment of this brief series on the Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, let’s look at some Civil War graves, including a prominent officer in the June 1863 Confederate invasion of York County, Pennsylvania, and the occupation … Continue reading

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Road trip! Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery: Part 2

The name John Brown Gordon will forever be linked here in York County, Pennsylvania, with the Gettysburg Campaign during the Civil War. Confederate Brigadier General Gordon led a brigade of nearly 2,000 Georgia infantrymen into York in mid-morning, Sunday, June … Continue reading

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Road trip! Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery: Part 1

Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, is an excellent example of the late 19-century trend to construct so-called “garden cemeteries,” with flowers, trees, walkways, etc. in a park-like setting. Founded in 1850 on a six-acre plot, it expanded several times … Continue reading

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Civil War Railroads Talk to be Given at Harrisburg CWRT Oct. 26

For our Friday October 26th meeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have Dr. John E. Clark Jr. speaking to us on his book, “Railroads in the Civil War: the Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat“. … Continue reading

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Road trip! Kenosha Civil War Museum in eastern Wisconsin: Part 3

Here is the third set of photographs taken in September 2012 at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Road trip! Kenosha Civil War Museum in eastern Wisconsin: Part 2

I recently toured the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin, along the scenic western shore of Lake Michigan. The museum is a combination interpretive wax museum and relics/artifacts repository, as well as a learning resource and study center. Click here … Continue reading

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Road trip! Kenosha Civil War Museum in eastern Wisconsin: Part 1

On the banks of Lake Michigan is the Kenosha Civil War Museum, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This is the view from the parking lot. The museum houses an impressive collection of Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, as well as dozens of … Continue reading

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1930 Wrightsville photo shows old battlefield from the Gettysburg Campaign

Recently fellow blogger Jim McClure of the York Daily Record posted a photo taken in 1930 of the newly dedicated Lincoln Highway bridge linking Wrightsville, Pa., (foreground) with Columbia (top, across the Susquehanna River). I have grayed out the 1930 … Continue reading

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Antietam National Cemetery – some random photos

I recently spoke at the monthly meeting at the Sharpsburg, Maryland, Public Library, with my topic being “Human Interest Stories from Antietam.” I shared a PowerPoint deck with photos of the battlefield and told stories from my book (click here … Continue reading

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York CWRT presents “JEB Stuart’s Ride through York County” with lecturer Scott Mingus

This historical marker along East Canal Road in Dover, Pennsylvania, commemorates the invasion of this section of York County by Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart. The controversial Stuart led more than 4,500 Rebel cavalrymen into southwestern York County … Continue reading

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