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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What happens to the money that the Civil War Trust receives?




Watch this video. It show some of the ways your money generously donated can make a big difference.

http://vimeo.com/98955555


Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Battle of the Wilderness 150th Anniversary




On May 5-6th 1864 the battle of the Wilderness was fought.It was the beginning of Gen. U.S. Grant's Overland's Campaign. It was also the beginning of the end for Gen. Robert E. Lee's army of Northern Virginia.

 




Monday, April 7, 2014

Civil War in 4 - Religion

A pic from a recent game




Another good video to watch



Part of an artillery exhibit showing limber and Napoleon

Sighting a Napoleon on the Antietam battlefield

30 lbs. Parrott rifle showing the siege carriage 

Close up showing elevating screw


Monday, February 17, 2014

Civil War in 4 - Soldier's Life



Here's another new video. Very nicely done. Check out all of the Civil War Trust's videos like these.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Animated Antietam Map

Union troops try to flank the Rebs.

Have you seen the Civil War Trust's animated Antietam map? It's pretty good and it is a nice overview of the battle. Here's the link:

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/antietam/maps/antietam-animated-map.html

While there try and donate to help save some battlefield. It's good for you and the future!

Fredricksburg Dec. 1862 after Union bombardment and occupation of the town
from the NPS Visitor's Center 

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Civil War in 4 Minutes!

Monument of the 54th New York Volunteers on East Cemetery Hill, Gettysburg


You must check this out. Civil War Trust posted a whole slew of 4 minute videos. There are a wide range of topics and they are all informative and outstanding! Check them out especially if you are new to the Civil War and even if you think you know everything! They are so well done I was frankly shocked. Very well written.


This manikin is holding a 12 lbs. Napoleon shell. You can see the flannel bag (holding the powder charge) and the hole in the round shell where the fuse is screwed in. The uniform is a Reb artilleryman's shell jacket and trousers. Everything (except the manikin & Haversack) are original items. The picture was from my visit to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA.