Command and Control going into the West Woods, September 17, 1862

We often mention “command and control” in regard to a general’s performance on the battlefield. What, exactly, did those look like ON the battlefield? Here’s a look at Sedgwick’s attack into the West Woods, looking at his command and control.

Chambersburg CW Seminars add $6.5K for preservation

From the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland: PA. Civil War organization donates $6,500 for battlefield preservation CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and Tours donated $6,500 for battlefield preservation on Oct. 2, presenting $5,000 to Antietam National Battlefield and $1,500 to the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce offers the seminarsContinue reading “Chambersburg CW Seminars add $6.5K for preservation”

The 150th Anniversaries have a way of drawing a crowd

From my files on Antietam, here the group photo from Antietam 147th Anniversary hikes: Probably about 80 folks. there in 2009. Compare to the group photo from the 150th, this year: Yep. Officially at 585. But several stragglers showed up after we got to the cornfield and pushed that over 600. Give or take aContinue reading “The 150th Anniversaries have a way of drawing a crowd”