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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/17/2019 - 8:00am
On April 27, 2019, I will be presenting at the annual Andrew Carnegie Fee Library and Music Hall Civil War Symposium, in Carnegie, PA. I’ll be giving a mutation of my Future of Civil War History From a Slightly Different Point of View talk. Also on the schedule is Rich Condon of the Civil War […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 01/17/2019 - 6:49am
Samuel Clemens survived the very worst of the American Civil War, making it through all the trying campaigns and hellish fights in which the 48th Pennsylvania was engaged, though certainly not unscathed. Records indicate that was wounded no fewer than three times in battle: at Fredericksburg in December 1862, at the Wilderness in May 1864, and at Petersburg on August 16, 1864. 
Still, though, in late July 1865, he made it back home. 
After serving as a private in the three-...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/16/2019 - 8:35am
Again, for those on October’s Artillery Tour (and for those not, as well), Craig Swain has another post up on artillery tactics per Prof. Mahan. Good post. Be quick. Bring packs.
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/13/2019 - 9:02pm
Good Friend Jim Morgan (of A Little Short of Boats fame) has relocated to Charleston, SC, and helped found the new Ft. Sumter Civil War Round Table. The group’s inaugural meeting will be February 5, 2019, 6 PM at The Citadel’s Daniel Library Museum Reading Room, with author Gordon Rhea speaking on the Overland Campaign. […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 01/10/2019 - 7:00am
The 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War
[Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Publishing Co., 2018]The 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, although perhaps the best known, was certainly not the only unit raised primarily in Schuylkill County during the American Civil War. Companies A and C of the 50th...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/07/2019 - 4:23pm
Any of you who were on the Bull Run Artillery Tour this past October should head on over to Craig Swain’s To the Sound of a the Guns for this article on artillery tactics. Heck, even if you weren’t on the tour you should check it out.
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/06/2019 - 2:27pm
Head on over to Damian Shiels’s Irish in the American Civil War for this fine article on non-69th NYSM Irish-American soldiers at Bull Run. These other Sons of Erin, North and South, will also be discussed to some extent during the fourth Bull Runnings tour on May 11, In the Footsteps of the 69th NYSM […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/03/2019 - 8:00am
I’ve updated the Book Me, Danno! page for my 2019 speaking/tour engagements (so far). On April 25, I’ll be presenting the Future of Civil War History program at the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) hall in Peninsula, OH. Interestingly enough, I’ll be presenting much of that program again two days later at the Carnegie […]
Author: (Jim Rosebrock)
Posted: 01/02/2019 - 3:49pm
Alexander PiperHistorians have not written much about the artillery leadership of the Army of Virginia. Henry Hunt the prolific artillery chief of the Army of the Potomac left comprehensive reports after each of his campaigns. His counterpart in the Army of Virginia left no report on the Second Manassas campaign. 
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/02/2019 - 8:00am
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