Saint Patricks Day During the Civil War

Saint Patricks Day During the Civil War

The following are a few letters from soldiers sent on St. Patrick’s Day during the Civil War.   Fort Sumter, S.C. March 17, 1861 Hon. D. F. Jamison, Executive Office, Department of War: Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication...

New interactive timeline tool

I recently learned about a new interactive timeline tool called HSTRY and I thought I would try it out.  Signing up was easy with my Google Account and it took me through a brief guided tour on how I could add classes and create my first timeline.  From there I sort...

Happy Halloween

On October 31, 1863, Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon by artist Henry Louis Stephens about the controversial campaign of Clement Vallandignham, a leading Peace Democrat or “Copperhead” who was running for governor of Ohio. Under the image it...

Two New Tutorial Videos

Just a quick post to share two new videos that I created. The first video is based on some recent online discussion about creating overlays to find the location of original images.  This video shows how you can take an modern photograph and then overlay an original...

Two New Gettysburg Rock Carving Videos

Family Fun Finding Rock Carvings in Gettysburg National Military Park The kids had the Monday after Easter off and it was a beautiful day so we packed a lunch and headed to Gettysburg for the day.  While there, we did a lot of walking around Devil’s Den, Little...