Our Country's Fiery Ordeal

A blog about the American Civil War, written and maintained by historian Daniel J. Vermilya, author of The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (History Press, 2014) and James Garfield and the Civil War (History Press, 2015)

Dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather, Private Ellwood Rodebaugh, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.

"And may an Overuling Providence continue to cause good to come out of evil, justice to be done to all men where injustice has long prevailed, and finally, peace, quiet, and harmony to come out of this terrible confrontation and our country's fiery ordeal." -- Albert Champlin, 105th Ohio, Diary entry of June 19, 1864 (Western Reserve Historical Society)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

NPS Video on Civil War and Civil Rights

Good friend and colleague Brian Baracz showed me this video, and I thought it worthy of sharing. The National Park Service is an incredible organization with many talented individuals all working together to preserve, protect, and interpret some of America's most important places. Lately, we have been seeing a lot more emphasis on media in the role of interpretation. Antietam has its own facebook page, twitter account, and youtube channel, all attempting to promote the park's events and prepare for our upcoming 150th. The below video, produced by the NPS National Capitol Region, is quite incredible. Many of the scenes from this were shot at Antietam, and the rest were from other parks in the area.

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