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Road Trip: Chickamauga National Battlefield Park in northern Georgia

For the first time in more than 20 years, I visited Chickamauga National Battlefield in northern Georgia. The battle was nearly a Federal fiasco. Only the steadying hand of Major General George Thomas saved the Union army from a total … Continue reading

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So You Think You Know Gettysburg? Volume 2 published

James and Suzanne Gindlesperger are back with another volume of their popular and well conceived color photo book of Gettysburg iconic sites and monuments! So You Think You Know Gettysburg? remains one of my favorite books on the statuary and … Continue reading

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Sculptor Gary Casteel to appear at York CWRT on March 19

Historic sculptor Gary Casteel will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the York Civil War Round Table on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. The presentation topic of the evening will be “Civil War Monumentation and … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Statue in Baltimore

On a recent business trip to John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, I stopped by the Lee-Jackson monument, which I had previously seen. I took a few photos of this impressive commemorative equestrian statue, which is one of the few … Continue reading

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Historic Jonas Rupp House near Mechanicsburg, PA

This old stone house once was surrounded by rural farming country along Trindle Spring Road on the outskirts of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It dates from 1787 when it was built by a man named Jonas Rupp. Now, the road is busy … Continue reading

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Civil War & More store schedules signings with 3 authors including Cooper Wingert

Jim Schmick of the Civil War & More Bookstore in Mechanicsburg is hosting an afternoon of book signings and Civil War music. The “Civil War Authors of Central Pennsylvania Book Signing” will be held on June 1st & 2nd, 2013, … Continue reading

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Vandalized monument repaired at Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Military Park monument preservation staff placed a new carved granite arm for the 11th Massachusetts Infantry onto its pedestal on the battlefield earlier today, April 11, 2013.  The work started at approximately 8 a.m. and was largely completed … 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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