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Where does the Sesqui go from here?

July 28, 2013 by

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I was disappointed when I saw a few posts recently that suggest the Sesquicentennial is… more or less… done. I anticipated such projections in the wake of Gettysburg, but to make them so soon after Gettysburg is not a good idea. A vacuum in the wake of Gettysburg was inevitable. I agree that nothing will […]

Gettysburg’s LIVE Codori Barn Webcam

June 28, 2013 by

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Since I posted a link to the webcam for Fort Sumter, over two years ago, I figured I should post the webcam for Gettysburg. Here’s the link. As I mention in the title, this webcam is posted atop the Codori Barn, looking toward the Virginia Monument. Keep checking over July 1-3, but especially on July 3, around […]

Looking back on Remembrance Day, 2011

November 20, 2011 by

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I’ve been to Gettysburg lots of times, but have only been there twice for Remembrance Day. My first Remembrance Day was in 2002, as a commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans camp. Working in the spirit of a Blue-Gray reunion that had taken place, between Confederate veterans of my home county, and Union veterans […]

The Alabamian…

May 11, 2011 by

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And last but not least, we have David Birney. Yes, born in Huntsville, Alabama, but his daddy was a Kentuckian… and a Southern abolitionist… so, yes, there were indeed some Union men who were fighting with the idea of freeing slaves… and some were Southern too!

The Virginian…

May 11, 2011 by

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Yes, that’s correct… another Southern-born boy in command of UNION troops at Gettysburg. Newton initially commanded the 3rd Division of the 6th Corps coming into the battle, but commanded the 1st Corps after Meade came onto the scene. Originally, Doubleday replaced Reynolds after he had been killed, but, Meade replaced Doubleday the Virginian Newton (incidentally, Doubleday and […]

The North Carolinian…

May 11, 2011 by

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Yes, Solomon Meredith was born in NC and lived there until the age of 19. Can you believe… the commanding officer of the Iron Brigade at Gettysburg was a North Carolinian? Also interesting that he faced Tarheels here.

Cpl. Rihl Monument, near Greencastle, Pa

May 11, 2011 by

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Ridin’ a raid…

May 10, 2011 by

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It’s quieted down considerably here since the latter part of April, but rest assured, things will pick up again soon, as we move toward the middle of May (shadowing the increase in activity in “these parts”, in 1861). Tomorrow, I’m going to divert a bit from the Sesquicentennial line of features, and take those who […]

“I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!”

March 9, 2011 by

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Well, the quote from True Grit is at least fitting, in part… the part relating to bold talk coming from different enlistees, early in the Civil War, or suggestions that an ancestor was making a bold statement, through his enlistment, when there is nothing there to prove it. I doubt many could claim the one-eyed […]

A little something for Keith’s Cosmic Civil War

February 16, 2011 by

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I was perusing the Web early this morning and came across several deleted scenes from the movie Gettysburg.  One in particular seemed to strike a chord, especially since Keith, over at Cosmic Civil War, has given some time to blog about it recently (and we exchanged Tweets about the subject over a period of a […]

The hunt for an ordnance sergeant named Burt

January 26, 2011 by

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A few days ago, I asked Craig Swain about the story behind the ordnance sergeant who was present at the seizing of Ft. Pulaski. Incidentally, you may recall, Ft. Pulaski was also a subject of interest in my =>most recent post. Anyway, Craig included the name of the ordnance sergeant in his post, but was […]

Returning to where it all began…

January 11, 2011 by

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(cue the stylus scratching across a record!) No, I don’t mean there! I mean, where the Civil War “began” with me… Sure, I couldn’t keep my paws off Civil War books in my youth. In fact, at one point, my 4th grade teacher actually told me to no longer check-out war-related books from the school […]

Maryland, my Maryland, wherefore art thou, my Maryland?

January 9, 2011 by

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Earlier this week, I posted a quick comment on my Facebook page about Maryland’s War of 1812 license plates. It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere! Yet, Maryland’s silence about the Sesquicentennial is excruciatingly painful. No blogs, no tweets, nothing… I’m not saying that the War of 1812 is unimportant… because it IS important. What bothers me is […]

On Remembrance Day

November 20, 2010 by

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It’s Remembrance Day in Gettysburg… and I deeply regret that I couldn’t make it as planned. Still, I take the time to remember… whether I’m there or not. Gettysburg experienced in November is different enough, but if you haven’t experienced Gettysburg on Remembrance Day, you miss an opportunity to see the place… if not feel […]

A Confederate monument… and keeping the peace in one community

January 5, 2009 by

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In the early 1900s, many Confederate veterans of Page County, Virginia (most of whom were probably members of the Rosser-Gibbons Camp, U.C.V.) decided to erect a monument to the memory of the county’s Confederate soldiers. Up to that time, “The Confederate Heroes Monument” was the sole Confederate monument standing in Luray. Sculpted by Herbert Barbee, […]

More on Captured Gettysburg Civilians: Emanuel G. Trostle

December 3, 2008 by

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Continuing from yesterday’s post… I just found what follows below on this site… the original source is Part III of the History of Adams County, Page 454: EMANUEL G. TROSTLE, farmer, P. O. Gettysburg, was born in Adams County, Penn., December 1, 1839, son of Henry and Jane (Pitzer) Trostle, natives of Pennsylvania. His father was […]

Gettysburg civilians as “hostages” of the Confederacy!?

December 2, 2008 by

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This is interesting and something of which I had never heard. Thanks to a link from Jenny’s Draw the Sword Blog blogroll, I took a little Web-trip to the Cordori family site and found this interesting page about George J. Codori. If you are familiar with the Civil War, the Codori name should quickly ring […]

The new header for Cenantua’s Blog

November 9, 2008 by

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It’s been up for over a week, but if you still don’t recognize the image in the new header, it is a photo of the Maryland State Monument at Gettysburg. Most of my direct relatives in the Civil War were Virginians, but I also have family ties to Maryland. Those from western Maryland were Union […]

An obsession with the American Civil War?

April 16, 2008 by

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Yes, and some people just don’t get it. I mean, I know there are a lot of people out there who understand just what I’m getting ready to say, but I think most people just don’t understand “us.” What does it mean to be obsessed with the Civil War? This is no simple discussion when […]

Ready for the “Spring Campaign”

March 28, 2008 by

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A little off course from Civil War memory today, but then again, maybe not. When I walked outside this morning, I was struck by the wonderful warmth of springtime. We’re supposed to climb to 70 degrees today (but drop to the 50s again tomorrow, darn it!) This is the type of weather, at this time […]