Monthly Archives: June 2010

Historians Come Out Against Gaming in Gettysburg

The Civil War Preservation Trust issued the following press release today.  It is good to see so many people coming out against the proposed Gettysburg casino.  The idea of a casino within a mile of our most famous battlefield is … Continue reading

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Interview with John C. Waugh, author of Lincoln and McClellan

I recently finished reading John C. “Jack” Waugh’s newest book, “Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership Between a President and His General.”  As a long time student of Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War, I was excited to start reading … Continue reading

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The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

One hundred forty-six years ago today, US Major General William T. Sherman attacked CSA General Joseph E. Johnston’s well entrenched Army of Tennessee at Kennesaw Mountain.  This battle came after a long string of flanking maneuvers by Sherman, all aimed … Continue reading

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A Visit to Laurel Hill Cemetery

On a recent trip to the Philadelphia area I had an opportunity to visit Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Established in 1836 by John Jay Smith, it sits on 78 acres of rolling hills overlooking the Schuylkill River.  Having missed many opportunities … Continue reading

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Update from This Mighty Scourge

Greetings Civil War students and enthusiasts!  I have been on vacation this past week at Table Rock Lake.  It was a great time to recharge the batteries and recuperate from some back pain I’ve been having.  While I did recharge … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Authors Receive Literary Awards

Greetings, friends, from Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri!  I’m on vacation this week and received the following press release from Savas Beatie, LLC.  Two of their authors, J. David Petruzzi and James A. Hessler, received awards recently.  Petruzzi, who … Continue reading

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Save Historic Antietam Foundation – Phase I Tour Announced

Fellow Civil War blogger (Bull Runnings), Harry Smeltzer, asked me to pass along information on the Save Historic Antietam Foundation’s (SHAF) upcoming Phase I tour.  The tour is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2010, and will meet at 8:30 AM in … Continue reading

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Interview with Charlie Knight, author of Valley Thunder

I recently finished reading Charlie Knight’s new book, “Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market and the Opening of the Shenandoah Campaign, May 1864.”  This is Knight’s first book and I predict it will be the authoritative narrative on the famous … Continue reading

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Atlanta CWRT Presents the 2010 Harwell Book Award

I received a press release today from the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta.  They have presented their 2010 Richard B. Harwell Book Award to Dr. Earl J. Hess.  Hess received the award for his recent book, “In the Trenches of … Continue reading

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