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Eyewitness accounts from Texans who fought at Antietam

“Known as the Battle of Antietam by the Union and the Battle of Sharpsburg by the Confederates, the day-long battle near Antietam Creek on September 17 [1862] is widely recognized as the single bloodiest day in American history. On that … Continue reading

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155 years ago today – York County regiment “saw the elephant”

Bullets flew hot and thick on the morning of September 17, 1862, in the fields outside of Sharpsburg, Maryland. All across the acrid, smoky battlefield, many men — including scores from York County, Pennsylvania — shrieked in pain, cried out … Continue reading

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New book on the fighting in the Miller Cornfield in the Battle of Antietam

The battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862, remains the bloodiest single day of combat in American military history. Several of my relatives on my father’s side were there, serving in the 7th Virginia (in the Union … Continue reading

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York CWRT to feature Dr. Charlie Fennell discussing the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 2014

The York Civil War Round Table will feature the always entertaining Dr. Charles C. Fennell, Jr. at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. A long-time friend of the York CWRT, Dr. Fennell is returning for his annual Battlefield … Continue reading

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Harrisburg CWRT presents “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862”

For our Friday February 28thmeeting, the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table is proud to have D. Scott Hartwig speaking to us on the subject “To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862″. Scott Hartwig recently retired after a 34-year … 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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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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Antietam Battlefield Guide Stephen Recker to speak at York CWRT on July 18

Stephen Recker is a collector of rare Antietam photographs and relics. Items from his collection can be seen on battlefield waysides and will soon appear in the newly renovated museum at Antietam National Battlefield, as well as in his upcoming … Continue reading

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York County men of the 130th Pennsylvania fought at Antietam

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, fought September 17, 1862, in the fields, woods, and roadways surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland. Two of the most recognizable features of the old battlefield are the Lower (or Rohrbach) Bridge, … Continue reading

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“The Maryland Campaign as You’ve Never Heard It Before” at November Harrisburg Civil War Round Table

“The Maryland Campaign as You’ve Never Heard It Before” will be the topic of Dr. Thomas Clemens at the November 18 meeting of the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table. The presentation will focus on post-war letters soldiers wrote about the … Continue reading

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