Antietam YouTube Videos

September 13, 2012

With the upcoming 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam you might want to go check out their YouTube Channel and learn more about the battle. Here is one that provides an overview of the events of September 17, 1862:  

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 28 – The Civil War Kid

August 31, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Druart who is also known as the Civil War Kid.  Andrew is learning about the Civil War and raising money for Battlefield preservation. Feedback on the show? email me […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 27 – Fort McHenry

August 17, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about a recent family trip to Ft. McHenry in Baltimore where we spent a some time learning about the fort and the Star Spangled Banner. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 26 – Welcome Back

August 10, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about computer troubles, conference travels, and finding primary sources from the Kansas Historical Society and their Kansas Memory Project. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by […]

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Hearing the Civil War: Music of the Civil War

July 25, 2012

Various types of music played key roles throughout the Civil War from the fife and drum to the bugle calls which rallied the soldiers and directed them on the parade ground and in battle. There were sentimental and patriotic songs which soldiers sung in camp in order to pass the time while remembering the homes […]

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Available online document from Western Illinois University

July 11, 2012

Available online document from Western Illinois University Malpass Library of a National Union League Pledge. The Digitization Center has been making historical documents available online. The database access is free to the public. Civil War enthusiasts our library has digitized Charles Miles National Union League Pledge. It is dated February 18, 1865 (originally 1863). This […]

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Cool Civil War Infographic

July 9, 2012

This is a cool infographic on the Civil War from the Civil War Trust  

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 25 – The Gettysburg Cyclorama

June 11, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about a recent family trip to Gettysburg where we spent a some time and visited the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 24 – Civil War Generals

May 29, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about a recent visit to the Army Heritage Education Center during their annual Army Heritage Days.  I had an opportunity to interview General John Buford, General Chamberlain and General Ingalls. Feedback on the […]

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Dinosaur Footprints on the Gettysburg Battlefield

May 21, 2012

This is the last in this series of videos from our recent trip to Gettysburg.  What a great day, can’t wait to get back there with the kids. In this video Jacob (with help from his brother Josh) is finding dinosaur footprints in Gettysburg.   The following is from “Dinosaur Footprints on the Plum Run […]

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Learning about Father Corby

May 21, 2012

Here is another video in this series of video blog posts where my family is exploring the Gettysburg Battlefield.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every time we go to Gettysburg and this time we learned several new things. In this video Josh  is teaching us about Father Corby:   […]

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Culp’s Hill in Gettysburg and General George Greene

May 19, 2012

This is the 4th in another series of video blog posts where my family is exploring the Gettysburg Battlefield.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every time we go to Gettysburg and this time we learned several new things. In this video  Sarah is talking about the fighting on Culp’s […]

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Gettysburg Rock Carvings on Culp’s Hill Part 2

May 18, 2012

This is the 3rd in another series of video blog posts where my family is exploring the Gettysburg Battlefield.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every time we go to Gettysburg and this time we learned several new things. In this video Jacob (with help from his sister Sarah) is […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 23 – The John Rupp House

May 17, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I am talking about a recent visit to Gettysburg and visiting the John Rupp House Museum.  I also talk about exploring the battlefield and the Gettysburg Foundation. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow […]

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Exploring the Getttysburg Battlefield – Spangler’s Spring

May 16, 2012

This is the 2nd in another series of video blog posts where my family is exploring the Gettysburg Battlefield.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every time we go to Gettysburg and this time we learned several new things. In this video Josh is teaching us about Spangler’s Spring at […]

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Gettysburg Rock Carvings on Culp’s Hill

May 15, 2012

As my older son CJ was attending a Boy Scout event in Westminster, MD my family decided to do our favorite thing and spend the day exploring Gettysburg.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 22 – Stonewall Jackson

May 11, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss the famous Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson and is used with permission. Subscribe in iTunes   […]

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Creating Then and Now Images

May 7, 2012

Recently I have been creating some Then and Now images of the Gettysburg Battlefield where I take an original image from the Library of Congress and combine it with a modern version from the same (or close to) camera angle.   Here is a how to video that I created on how you can create […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 21 – The US Capital

May 3, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I share an interview with Ms. Sharon Gang who is with the US Capital Visitor Center.  Ms. Gang talks about how the Capital is remembering the Civil War. Here is a copy of their press release: […]

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UPDATED – Health and Medicine During the Civil War

April 28, 2012

Recently I had a guest blogger post on Health and Medicine in the Civil War.  Shortly after the post was up, I received an email from Terry Reimer who is the Director of Research at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine about some points that needed to be clarified. In an effort to provide […]

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