Tag Archives: Civil War Battlefields

Battle of Stones River – 150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Stones River. This tragic battle occurred just north of the town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee when the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by General Braxton Bragg, attacked the Federal Army of … Continue reading

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Antietam National Military Park -a photo essay

In late May 2011, I had the opportunity to swing by the Antietam National Battlefield Park while on a business trip. By the time I reached the park, the sun was already beginning to set, as it was nearing 7:30 … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg National Battlefield -a photo essay

This week marks the 148th anniversary of the sanguinary Battle of Fredericksburg. Located approximately halfway between Washington City and Richmond, Fredericksburg would be the focal point of significant action during the American Civil War. In December 1862, US Major General … Continue reading

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The Battle of Chickamauga – 147th Anniversary

Today is the 147th anniversary of the second day of fighting at the Battle of Chickamauga.  Chickamauga Creek runs through the valley southeast of Lookout Mountain.  Loosely translated, the Indian name Chickamauga, translates into “River of Blood.”  From the morning … Continue reading

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The Battle of South Mountain – September 14, 1862

Today is the 148th anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain.  After winning a decisive victory against US Major General John Pope’s Army of Virginia, at the Second Battle of Manassas, CSA General Robert E. Lee set his sights north … Continue reading

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Our Gettysburg Legacy – A Must See Video

Today, the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission held a hearing on the proposed casino in Gettysburg.  The fight is definitely not over and the Civil War Preservation Trust needs your support to fight this abomination.  There is no reason to build this … Continue reading

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Battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run)

Today marks the start of the Battle of Second Manassas.  Fought on the same ground as the opening battle of the Civil War, thirteen months earlier, Second Manassas was a sanguinary battle.  To read more about the battle check out … Continue reading

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Civil War Preservation Trust -Brandy Station 2010 Campaign

Good morning folks!  The Civil War Preservation Trust has announced its Brandy Station 2010 Campaign.  This is a great opportunity to save nearly 800 acres of this hallowed ground.  Brandy Station was the site of many engagements during the Civil … Continue reading

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Battle of First Bull Run (Manassas) – A Photo Essay

Today marks the 149th  anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run.  With two months having past since the Confederate firing on Fort Sumter, President Lincoln had become impatient for action.  Having appointed US Brigadier General Irvin McDowell to command … Continue reading

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News From the Civil War Preservation Trust: Most Endangered Battlefields

Recently the Civil War Preservation Trust released its list of the most endangered Civil War battlefields.  It should be no surprise that the Gettysburg and the Wilderness battlefields lead the list –  however, there are some new additions this year.  … Continue reading

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