Category Antietam

CWTR Episode 1912: Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns

Here’s an excellent discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, concerning Dr. Gottfried’s book, Lee Invades the North.

After the Carnage of Antietam, Man’s Best Friend Stood Loyally By

This April, 2022 article from Scott Hartwig looks at soldiers and dogs. “Grayfriars Bobby, a Scottish Skye Terrier known for once guarding his owner’s grave in Edinburgh for 14 years, is an apt reminder of the deep and long connection and affection between dogs and humans throughout history. For as long as there have been soldiers in […]

Was This Logistics Genius the Union’s Secret Weapon in the Civil War?

Here’s a recent article by one of my favorite historians Scott Hartwig, on Rufus Ingalls. “During the 1864 Overland Campaign, staff officer Theodore Lyman marveled at the skill of the Army of the Potomac’s chief quartermaster Rufus Ingalls. ‘How these huge trains are moved over roads not fit for a light buggy, is a mystery […]

Battle of Antietam, Lincoln and Emancipation

Here’s Scott Hartwig giving a characteristically excellent presentation at the Emerging Civil War symposium on the Emancipation and the Maryland Campaign of 1862. The video’s description reads, “Scott Hartwig, the former supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park, talked about the lead up to the September 1862 Battle of Antietam and Abraham Lincoln’s announcing the preliminary Emancipation […]

Burnside Bridge Controversy: What Exactly Happened at Antietam Creek?

We have this article by Steven R. Stotlemeyer. “The fighting that occurred around Burnside Bridge at the Battle of Antietam remains one of the most controversial subjects of the engagement. It was in the vicinity of the bridge, known at the time as the Rohrbach or Lower Bridge, that a small contingent of approximately 400 […]


This article from America’s Civil War magazine discusses the fate of escaped enslaved people who wee at Harpers Ferry in September of 1862 when it fell to Stonewall Jackson’s troops. “The principal story of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson’s victory at Harpers Ferry on September 15, 1862, is already well-known. Two days before the epic Battle of […]

Lincoln’s Generals

This book of essays edited by Professor Gabor Boritt seeks to analyze the relationships between Abraham Lincoln and five of his top generals. As Professor Boritt tells us, “This book takes a hard look at the interaction of five leading generals with their Civil War commander-in-chief. The choice of the five lieutenants no doubt colors […]

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College Returns

Today marks the return of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College’s Summer Symposium after a COVID hiatus. It’s the best five days a Civil War student has during the year. Here’s the line-up: Friday, June 10 Time Event 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in, College Union Building (CUB) 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Welcome, […]

Antietam 2022 Spring Hikes

The folks at the Antietam National Battlefield are well into their spring hike season. You can access the schedule here. [Begin quote] All hikes will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will last approximately 2-3 hours. The length of each programs is a little different, but plan on hiking at least 2 miles. Please wear proper […]

Antietam National Battlefield 2021 Battle Anniversary Schedule

The good folks at the Antietam National Battlefield have published their 2021 anniversary schedule. Thursday, September 16th Prelude to Battle – A battlefield hike that will look at the events that unfolded throughout the afternoon and evening of September 16, 1862. Meet at the New York State Monument, 6pm, for this 90 minute hike. Friday, September […]