Antietam

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Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk about my recent trip to Sharpsburg, MD and sleeping on the Antietam Battlefield.  I also talk about the battle and some suggestions for teaching the topic.

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Music is by Mark Ferguson and is used with permission.

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Dead soldiers in front of the Dunker Church at Antietam

 

 

 

 

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Antietam YouTube Videos

by fifer1863 on 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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Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how the Irish played a part in the American Civil War.

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Music is by Mark Ferguson and is used with permission.

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David Kincaid – Haunted Field Music

Irish Brigade

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New Civil War iPhone App

January 10, 2012

Virtual tours on your iPhone Rama is a history app for the iPhone that allows readers to walk (or drive) the most significant routes in history. When our team at Crimson Bamboo sat down to create Rama, one important aspect of how we designed the app was its possible appeal to children and use as […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 10

November 28, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss a recent trip to Middletown Virginia for the annual Battle of Cedar Creek reenactment, an interview with a Civil War embalming surgeon and an interview with Ranger John Hoptak. Feedback on the show? email […]

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Harper’s Weekly Online

November 18, 2011

Ever wonder how newspapers during Civil War covered the battles? Are your doing any research into an aspect of the Civil War and need a great primary source? Well, the Son of the South website has digitized versions of Harper’s Weekly online for your review. According to the website, they have “over 7,000 pages of […]

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Battle of South Mountain book review

March 18, 2011

John Hoptak, a friend, fellow blogger, Antietam Park Ranger, and all around good guy has published a new book called, The Battle of South Mountain. This 182 page book is published by The History Press and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn more about this often overlooked battle. In addition to the […]

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Great Source for modern Gettysburg Photographs

July 1, 2010

As you know, I love looking at Civil War era photographs and I have discussed the site Virtual Civil War before.  Mike Lynaugh is a professional photographer who has created a collection of photographs of Civil War battlefields and reenactments know as Virtual Civil War. And on this the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, […]

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Antietam. . .An Outdoor Classroom for Students of All Ages

October 5, 2009

The following was originally posted by Antietam National Park Ranger Hoptak on his 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry Blog and is reproduced here with permission from Ranger Hoptak. This post provides some insight into the educational programs available to school students at the park. Also, be sure to check out the link at the end […]

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Clara Barton

May 31, 2009

Clara Barton is one of the most famous women in American history. So while in 4th grade, it came time for my daughter to do a report on a famous person from history, she chose Clara. What was even more fun was that she wanted to do a slide show of pictures about Clara as […]

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Teaching the Civil War with YouTube.

March 21, 2009

I have to admit right up front that I am not a big user of YouTube.   I have viewed some clips that people have sent me but I’m not a regular user. That being said, someone sent me a link the other evening to a video of a Civil War Fife & Drum group playing […]

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Clara Barton Short Story

January 23, 2009

I had to write a short story for my literature class so I decided to write about Clara Barton at the Battle of Antietam.  Hope you enjoy reading my story. ——————————————————————————————————————————————– It was September 17, 1862 and in the small town of Sharpsburg, Maryland a major battle of the Civil War was taking place.  Soldiers […]

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Antietam under the Surface

January 31, 2007

I’m an avid reader of the My Year of Living Rangerously blog done by Ranger Mannie. Back in December, he posted Antietam Under the Surface and I began to think about the educational aspects of this post. Here is a debate topic for your class: What can we learn by excavating a Civil War battlefield? […]

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