Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 05/04/2021 - 6:23pm
I’m waiting on some more information before I put up a post about my recent foray to Castle Pinckney on Shute’s Folly in Charleston Harbor. To tide you over, here are a few photos from James Island.  Click the images for larger versions. I apologize for the format – still trying to figure out WordPress’s […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/29/2021 - 8:16pm
This past April 12 I was in the Holy City, otherwise known as Charleston, SC, to present my program on McDowell’s plan for what became the First Battle of Bull Run. We had about 30-35 people on hand at the ha;; of Stella Maris Catholic Church on Sullivan’s Island, in the shadow of Ft. Moultrie. […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 04/24/2021 - 10:35am
I apologize for the break – I won’t go into detail, but things have been busy. So let’s just get to this. I have a few books that have been sent that are new-ish. Three from the good folks at Savas Beatie. Meade and Lee at Rappahannock Station is the third installment in Jeffry William […]
Author: (Mannie Gentile)
Posted: 03/26/2021 - 11:44am

 Hi gang,

Though my rangering days are over, I'd be happy to talk with you about the parks I've worked at, or just rangering in general.

Happy trails,


Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 03/24/2021 - 1:05pm
For anyone planning to attend my upcoming presentation to the Fort Sumter Civil War Roundtable in Charleston, SC on April 12: The venue has changed. Due to Covid restrictions, the roundtable is unable to use the facilities at The Citadel. Instead, we’ll meet at 6:30 at the parish hall of Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 […]
Author: (John David Hoptak)
Posted: 02/27/2021 - 8:24am
Colorized Image of Major Joseph Gilmour
48th PA
Last night, a number of my friends in the Civil War world shared on their social media accounts photographs of historical figures from the Civil War Era that were animated, or "brought to life," via technology by...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/06/2021 - 5:43pm
As previously stated I was with Blenker’s brigade of Miles’s division, the duty of which was to guard Blackburn’s and other fords. Early on the forenoon of the 21st (July) I took post on a prominent knoll overlooking the valley of Bull Run. Here I remained in readiness to move my battery quickly to any […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 01/24/2021 - 2:03pm
The astronomers have been caught napping, and a new and wonderful comet has made its appearance unheralded. The celestial visitor was first observed in this place on Sunday evening, soon after nine o’clock, and reports from other places show that it was its first appearance. It is still plainly visible in our northern sky, and […]
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