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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. 


  1. Hi just found your blog a great job, I will be painting some Perry plastic 28mm zouves soon so the blog is a big inspiration .
    Regards Furphy.

  2. Furphy,

    Glad you like it. The last article we're writing for Wargames Illustrated will be on Zouaves, Chasseurs and more. It will be the 6th in the series.


  3. Glad you like the In4 videos. Thanks for promoting them and battlefield preservation. More In4's on the way.

  4. Bill,

    I LOVE them! I want to see a lot more of them. They are well done but I'd prefer 'Civil War In80'. The longer and more indepth the better! Can't get enough.