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, July 31, 2012

Sentinel Magazine, Summer 2012

As you may have noticed, I haven't been posting on the blog very frequently as of late. Between research and work at the park, I honestly haven't had much time to work on the blog. Below is a link for the summer issue of the Park Service's Sentinel magazine, highlighting the events in the National Capital Region. This issue focuses on the Maryland Campaign, and it has great pieces from rangers at other sites, as well as a schedule of events for the various parks in the region for the months of August and September, including Antietam's anniversary events this year. My friend and colleague Brian Baracz and I were fortunate enough to each write a short article on Antietam for this publication. The link below will take you to an online pdf version of the magazine. You can pick up a hard copy at Antietam, or one of the other Civil War sites in the National Capital Region of the Park Service.

On the hard copy version, my article is on pages 28 and 29. On the online pdf version, it is on page 15 of 21. It briefly discusses Antietam's link to the Emancipation Proclamation. I wanted to post this to share an awesome NPS resource dealing with the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Campaign, as well as to remind all of you that while I may not be posting as often as I would like to on here, I am still busy writing and working away at Antietam.


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