Category Archives: Battle Monuments

Antietam address

The Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862 was the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War. 150 years ago today dignitaries dedicated a national cemetery at the battlefield and laid the cornerstone of a national monument. It … Continue reading

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taunts

Couldn’t folks have been a little more bipartisan 150 years ago? From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in July 1865: Employment for Soldiers. The Auburn Advertiser days the scarcity of help among the farmers, should induce the returned soldiers … Continue reading

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cleaning up

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper apparently in July 1865: The party which went out to bury the dead in the Wilderness battle field, took with them twenty wagon loads of coffins and three weeks’ rations. Poet Thomas Bailey … Continue reading

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patriots’ monuments

150 years ago today two monuments were dedicated on the Bull Run battlefields. It seems to have been an all Yankee occasion on Virginia soil. Well, the North lost both the battles but won the war. You can view a … Continue reading

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