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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 young adult children who I love very much. I currently volunteer at Antietam 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. Since 2013 I have been conducting in depth research on the regular artillery companies of the Union Army and their leaders. I hope to turn this into a book on this subject in the future. 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. 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.

Monday, February 13, 2012

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I have not explicitly mentioned this bit of news here but last fall I assumed the leadership of Antietam's Battlefield Guides.  It has given me a great opportunity to work with a terrific bunch of guys.  Our parent organization, Western Maryland Interpretive Association, and the National Park Service truly support this program.  We now have a Facebook page and our own Antietam Battlefield Guide website.  Consider taking a look at both and if you are so inclined, give us a "like" on Facebook and follow our webpage.  See you at the park. 

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