Sesquicentennial Observation: The last great surge for Civil War battlefield preservation… why?

During the last four years, as I “walked and talked” the Civil War sesquicentennial, there were many observations which I rolled about at the pace of my footsteps.  A post-sesquicentennial objective of mine is to fill some of those out and share here as blog posts.  One of those is already up.  Today I’ll continueContinue reading “Sesquicentennial Observation: The last great surge for Civil War battlefield preservation… why?”

150 Years ago today: Antietam

Please take a moment today to remember America’s bloodiest day. I’m planning to keep an open post today, updating with photos were I can. The first stop of the day- the Cornfield: Surreal …. The same site, looking at the CWT Antietam Battle App: Cannon fire from the New York Monument: Head count for morningContinue reading “150 Years ago today: Antietam”

Antietam moves the guns around

Several people asked me today about changes to the lineup of the guns at Antietam.  Well let me direct you to Jim Rosebrock’s post on the subject which has the details.  He notes that Ranger Kieth Snyder came up with the plan, which involved 38 guns.   And,  “Now, they are all two-gun position andContinue reading “Antietam moves the guns around”