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Additions to Veterans’ List – B (Part 2 of 2)

Veterans of the Civil War identified as having some connection to the Lykens Valley area and included in the Civil War Research Project was last updated 19 April 2012.  In a series of posts continuing intermittently until concluding in mid-June, a brief sketch of each of the new names added since then will be presented.  […]

Free Tennessee Civil War Publications

Tourism at Civil War sites in Tennessee should be helped by the publication of two pamphlets, both available free at information centers at entrances to the state and via “pdf” downloads on the web. ————————— Civil War Trails provides information on more than 1000 Civil War sites, many of which are accessible for the first […]

Four Who Died at Antietam

  In the post yesterday, the makeup of the Ninth Army Corps at the Battle of Antietam was discussed with Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, in command.  It was the Ninth Army Corps that was pressing on the left side of the Army of the Potomac and it saw a great deal of action at and […]

Pennsylvanians in the Ninth Army Corps at Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, fought on 17 September 1862, was the first major Civil War battle that was fought on Union soil (Maryland) and was also the bloodiest one-day battle in U.S. history.   Many Pennsylvanians participated in this battle and became casualties. The Ninth Army Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside consisted of […]

Battle of New Bern, North Carolina, March 1862

The Battle of New Bern (also called New Berne) took place on 14 March 1862 along the North Carolina coastal area near the town of New Bern, North Carolina.  An armed expedition, led by Brig. Gen. Ambrose Burnside and a supporting naval force attacked a group of badly trained and equipped Confederate soldiers and local […]