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JFK near a cannon at the Gettysburg Museum of History.

John F. Kennedy and Gettysburg

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

The question that everyone was asked last November was “what were you doing on November 22, 1963?” The tragedy of this date is seared into the minds of Americans like no other date. It tends to make a person wonder what could have so affected our Civil War ancestors. The death of John F. Kennedy by an assassins hand is a dark blight upon American history. Did our ancestors feel

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Major Gen Franz Siegel

‘Put the boys in’

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

Historical account of the Battle of New Market The Battle of New Market was fought on May 15, 1864, in Virginia during the Valley Campaigns of 1864. A small Confederate army, which included cadets from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), forced Union Major General Franz Sigel and his army out of the Shenandoah Valley. In the spring of 1864, Union commander-in-chief Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant set in motion a

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Dutch Oven Cook Off at Pry House Field Hospital Museum September 13, 2014

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 8:47 am

The Pry House Field Hospital Museum and the Antietam Cast Iron Chefs will host a Dutch Oven Cook-Off on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10 am-3 pm. Teams or individuals can compete with their best Dutch oven recipes and open fire cooking techniques. Competitors will have four hours to prepare their entries before submitting them to a panel of judges who will select a winner in blind taste tests. Registration is

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New Recruits Wanted For North Central Ohio Area

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 3:59 pm

New Recruits Wanted!!! 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers Co., E Collis ‘ Zouaves.  They are from the North Central Ohio area. For more information, contact them at (330) 621-8429 or

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