Tag Archives: Antietam

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 John Hoptak – Author of “Our Boys Did Nobly”

The Maryland Campaign has always been one of my favorite campaigns  in the eastern theater.  CSA General Robert E. Lee’s first incursion on northern soil was designed to take advantage of the momentum the Army of Northern Virginia experienced after … Continue reading

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Gettysburg National Military Park – A Study In Contrasts

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to have business in New Jersey.  This provided all the incentive necessary for me to take a day off of work to visit Gettysburg.  Less than two hours from Philadelphia, Gettysburg is easy to visit.  It amazes … Continue reading

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Antietam – One Bloody Day in September 1862

After CSA General Robert E. Lee pushed US Major General George B. McClellan from the peninsula, at the conclusion of the Seven Days, he pushed quickly after US Major General John Pope’s Army of Virginia.  The two adversaries would clash … Continue reading

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James Wiley, Sergeant 59th New York

James Barton Wiley was born in Ohio between 1836 and 1838.  By 1850 he was living with his parents, Jacob and Mary Wiley, in Noble, Ohio.  He was the oldest of seven siblings.  He was the only son of Jacob … Continue reading

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