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Events of the World: June 1863

| June 30, 2013

June 1863 June 7th. Mexico City captured by French troops. French troops under Bazaine entered Mexico City on 7 June 1863. The main army entered the city three days later led by General Forey. General Almonte was appointed the provisional President of Mexico on 16 June, by the Superior Junta (which had been appointed by Forey) The Superior […]

Visiting South Mountain Battlefield

| June 29, 2013

South Mountain State Battlefield, a half hour drive from both Hagerstown and Frederick, should be a stop for any Civil War historian or novice. Located about 30 minutes away from both Frederick and Hagerstown, its a great place for combining hiking and history. Washington Monument State Park: Originally constructed in the early half of the […]

Seminary Ridge Museum: Gettysburg, PA

| June 27, 2013

Located on the grounds of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Seminary Ridge Museum is destined to become another part of the community devoted to commemorating the battle that once took place there. High atop the western flank of the town of Gettysburg lies the Museum, its majestic brick architecture topped with a […]

A Visit to Winchester, VA

| June 25, 2013

Few towns are as full of Civil War history as the small, but memorable Winchester, Virginia. Today, the county seat of Frederick County sits at the confluence of several major roads, just as the town did during its Civil War years. War came to Winchester in 1862, 1863, and 1864. The historic courthouse in the […]

Fort Couch: Lemoyne, PA

| June 24, 2013

Fort Couch — Remains of breastworks built in June 1863 to oppose an expected attack on Harrisburg by Confederate troops. Site then known as Hummels Heights. Fort was named for Gen. Couch, Commander, Eastern Pennsylvania Military District. On a rainy day in late March, I had the opportunity to visit the remains of Fort Couch, […]