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I am a lifelong student of military history with particular interest in the Battle of Antietam. I work for the federal government in Washington DC and have two teenagers who I love very much. I currently volunteer at the battlefield and devote much time to the study of this battle and the Maryland Campaign. I enjoy collecting notable contemporary quotations by and about the men of Antietam. These words often add a degree of color and character not found elsewhere in their stories. A feature of this blog is the presentation of some of these quotes. My perspective comes from a 28 year career in the U.S. Army. Travels took me to World War II battlefields in Europe and the Pacific where American valor ended the tyranny of Nazism and Empire. But our country faced its own greatest challenge 80 years earlier during the Civil War. And it was the critical late summer of 1862, when Robert E. Lee launched the Maryland Campaign that fortune could have gone either way. It is an incredible story of drama, carnage, bravery, and missed opportunities that culminated around the fields and woodlots of peaceful Sharpsburg MD. So join me as I make this journey South from the North Woods.

Friday, August 21, 2009

2009 Antietam National Battlefield Anniversary Schedule of Events and Hikes

Appearing at the top left column of this blog are links to the National Park Service's recently released schedule of events and hikes for Battle Anniversary Week running from Friday, September 11 through Thursday, September 17. This posting will reside there until the conclusion of the week of events. For your convenience, the event link is also available here and the hike link is here. I hope to see many of you there sometime during the anniversary week programs.

2 comments:

  1. A note of thanks for the demonstration today. A good show, and enjoyable history.

    A fellow artilleryman

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  2. My thanks to you. Hope to see you on the field again.
    Regards
    Jim

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