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Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/18/2018 - 8:17pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/17/2018 - 10:21pm
WAR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- Camp of the Onondagas, Arlington Heights, July 28, 1861 Editors Standard: I have but just found time to send you the details of the battle of Sunday, the retreat and the incidents connected therewith. Friday morning, after our engagement of the previous day, an account of which I sent you, our brigade […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/16/2018 - 4:35pm
WAR CORRESPONDENCE. ———- From Chain Bridge, 9 miles above Washington, on the Potomac, to within 4 miles of Manassas, Virginia, July 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, 1861. ———- Editors Standard: It is 2 ½ o’clock. P. M., Tuesday, July 16, and all is bustle and excitement at the camp of the Onondagas. All who are […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/15/2018 - 5:48pm
Letter from Capt. Barnum ———- We have been shown a private letter from Capt. H. A. Barnum of Company I, Onondaga 12th Regiment, to his wife, hastily written immediately after the skirmish at Bull’s Run, from which we make a few extracts. In Front of Manassas, Va. July 19th, 1861. We approached Manassas yesterday about […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 09/09/2018 - 3:18pm
I’ve been getting some inquiries on whether we’ll be providing online video coverage of the upcoming Bull Runnings Artillery Tour. The short answer is no, we will not. Let me explain. First, but not foremost, I personally find the use of things like Facebook Live for battlefield programs disorienting and, frankly, physically uncomfortable. With Facebook […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/24/2018 - 7:27pm
Well, interest in the upcoming Bull Run Artillery Tour with guides Craig Swain and myself has thus far been very strong. It’s hard to tell from these numbers, but folks “interested” and “going” on the Facebook Event Page exceed 500. I do ask that if you’re sure you’re going or sure you’re not going, and […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 08/24/2018 - 6:00am
Several months ago, I happened upon several images of 48th PA soldiers, including this tintype of an unidentified sergeant in Company G, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. The image was taken in either late May or early June 1862 when the soldiers of Company G sat to have their images taken in a New Bern, NC, photographer's studio. The members of the company then presented their tintype photographs as a gift and measure of respect to Captain Philip Nagle who had resigned due to poor health. ...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/20/2018 - 5:40pm
Just a little announcement: I’ve been called in as a relief speaker to the Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable on 9/12/2018. I was scheduled to speak there in September of 2019, but they were in a jam so I’m filling in. I’ll be dusting off and updating my Future of Civil War History talk that […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/05/2018 - 11:52am
Last week we took a family trip to Ann Arbor, MI – we watched Liverpool FC humiliate the hated Manchester, Utd. before a crowd of 101,000 in the Big House (capped off by a sweet Xherdan Shaqiri bike). On the way back home, we took a little side trip to nearby Monroe, MI, home to […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 08/01/2018 - 10:04am
  Well, if you haven’t guessed by Brick Tamblin’s statement above, the topic for the next Bull Runnings Battlefield Tour will be – artillery! If big guns are your bag, you won’t want to miss a day at Manassas National Battlefield Park retracing the steps of the Union and Confederate artillerists during the First Battle […]
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