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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:

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.