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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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

2010 Living History Schedule at Antietam National Battlefield

Here is the link to all the living history events, hikes and other activities at Antietam National Battlefield this year. I will soon be posting photographs of this years Irish Brigade hike which occured this past Sunday. Come out to the park this year and enjoy the beauty and history of Antietam.


  1. I didn't even know about the Irish Brigade hike. Would've loved to have been there! Looking forward to the pictures.

  2. Dylan
    Check out the Antietam Battlefield link for the other hikes. Look forward to seeing you out there. Regards