Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pic of the Day – 23 SEP 2012

The Trostle Barn at Gettysburg. The farm was the scene of intense fighting as the 9th Massachusetts Battery tried to defend the position. The southern gable of the farm includes a famous cannon shell hole. If you line it up … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman

The Conductor Becomes a Spy Harriet Tubman   Harriet Ross was born into slavery in Maryland in 1819 or 1820. She was whipped when she was a small child, and, when she was 15 years old, was struck on the … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – 19 SEP 2012

Maj. Gen. George G. Meade looks towards the Confederate lines on Seminary Ridge at Gettysburg. Meade’s monument, dedicated in 1896, was the first bronze equestrian monument at Gettysburg. It depicts the general astride his horse Old Baldy. Photo by Andy … Continue reading

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Battle of Barbourville

Other Names: None Location: Knox County Campaign: Kentucky Confederate Offensive (1861) Date(s): September 19, 1861 Principal Commanders: Capt. Isaac J. Black [US]; Col. Joel A. Battle [CS] Forces Engaged: Home Guard (approx. 300 men) [US]; detachment of approx. 800 men … Continue reading

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What Antietam bloodbath teaches us about war today

by Chuck Raasch, USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012/09/17/on-antietams-150th-lessons-for-wars-in-iraq-and-afghanistan/57790744/1 SHARPSBURG, MD. — As a boy, Derek Crist roamed Antietam National Battlefield on the outskirts of town, its rolling hills and gentle streams a child’s dream playground. In 2010, Army Sgt. Crist returned home … Continue reading

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Parked in the past – Colonel Frank Mayer – buffalo hunter, civil war drummer boy, author

The following article appeared in the Fairplay Flume of Park County Colorado on 31 August 2012 – Colonel Frank Mayer was about two months short of his 104th birthday when he died of “infirmities of old age” at the old … Continue reading

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Special Order 191: Lost, or left to be found?

Special Order 191: Lost, or left to be found? Originally published September 13, 2012 By Ed Waters Jr. News-Post Staff http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?storyID=140655#.UFKT4lHa93o Courtesy Photo In this scene from a sketch by Edwin Forbes, Gen. George McClellan and his army are passing … Continue reading

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