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The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – Mapping the Circle

| February 22, 2014

The G.A.R. Soldiers’ Circle at the Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, was described and pictured in the previous blog post in this series.  In today’s post, the map will be pictured which was drawn from the sequential series of photographs taken at the Circle in 2012 by the Civil War Research Project.  The maps […]

G.A.R. Soldiers’ Circle at Shamokin Cemetery

| February 15, 2014

The Shamokin Cemetery is located at the intersection of South Anthracite Street and West High Street in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  Within the cemetery there is a monument to the men who died in the Civil War.  There is no direct path or road to the monument from South Anthracite Street and West High Street, […]

Ten Questions to Ask at Historic Sites

| January 16, 2014

Lies Across America -What Our Historical Sites Get Wrong, by James W. Loewen, published in 1999, is the sequel to Lies My Teacher Told Me.  In it, Loewen takes up from the historical distortions he revealed in the first book and shows how these distortions have manifested themselves in the “landscape” in the form of […]

Memorial Day 2013

| May 27, 2013

Songs of the Civil War Cover Them Over With Beautiful Flowers Cover them over with beautiful flow’rs, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silently night and day, Sleeping the years of their manhood away, Give them the meed they have won in the past, Give them the honors their future forecast, […]

Petersburg National Battlefield – Monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery at the Crater

| May 10, 2013

Located at the “The Crater” at the Petersburg National Battlefield, is a monument to the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery.  The monument is in the design of a stone podium with inscriptions on the top face and on the front side. The front face of the monument reads: Went into action 30 July 1864, 780 men […]