Category Civil War Sites
This month kicks off the 2020 Winter Lecture Series at the Gettysburg National Military Park, with first up being Matt Atkinson speaking on Freemasonry at Gettysburg. Here’s the full lineup: Sat. January 11 – Ranger Matt Atkinson ~ Freemasonry at Gettysburg: Fraternal Bonds Tested by Battle Sun. January 12 – Ranger Bert Barnett ~ Gettysburg – Recovery, […]
Here’s my friend, Ranger Dan Vermilya, giving a great lecture on the Battle of Antietam. The video’s description reads, “Author Daniel Vermilya discussed the facts and myths surrounding the Civil War’s bloodiest day of battle. He drew on research from his book, That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam. The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, part of the […]
Here’s the fantastic Ranger Matt Atkinson delivering a characteristically excellent battle walk on the confederate line on July 3, 1863.
This was a question Dana Shoaf, publisher of Civil War Times, consulting editor of America’s Civil War, and involved with other history-themed magazines, posed in this article to some well-known historians. He writes, “Yes, some aspects of Civil War culture appear to be on the wane, but others are thriving. I’ve experienced that surge of interest […]
On Saturday, July 20, 2019, I returned again to the Old Dominion to attend the 155th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Cool Spring, the largest and bloodiest Civil War battle held in Clarke County, Virginia. I previously reported on the 153rd Anniversary Commemoration here. Not much has changed. The walking tour is still fantastic. […]
Here’s Matt Atkinson giving a terrific presentation on the Army of Northern Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg in a campfire program.
Here’s Matt Atkinson leading a battle walk on the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This was on the July 2 attack of Benning’s Brigade against Devil’s Den.