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By Yvette May/Staff Photographer | October 31, 2012
Age: 41 City: Williamsport (born in Baltimore) Day job: United Parcel Service Inc. (20 years); The Baltimore Bookworks LLC (the publishing house I founded in 2009) Book title: "Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War: Volume I: Antebellum to 1862" Genre: United States history/Civil War Quick synopsis: A full narrative of the Civil War and of Maryland, and Marylanders in the Civil War. Publisher: The Baltimore Booksworks LLC Price: $29.95 Pages: 368, including photographs and index What inspired you to write the book?
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 15, 2012
Audrey Scanlan-Teller teared up as she pointed out the Civil War-era document. For about six years, she had been researching her relative, Israel Parshall Keeney, a Union soldier who was mortally wounded at the Battle of South Mountain. As a knowledgeable volunteer at Antietam National Battlefield and at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Teller, of Middletown, Md., had been asked to serve on the planning committee for an exhibit commemorating the war's 150th anniversary at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
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By LAUREN KIRKWOOD | June 15, 2012
Blow-by-blow accounts of battles and complex military strategy often pervade nonfiction Civil War books, but local historian Dennis Frye said he wanted to write an account of the war from the perspective of the people. At the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday, Frye signed copies of “September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril,” a work he called a “social history” of the events of September 1862. “It's a brand-new contribution, not only to scholarship, but to encourage renewed public interest,” he said.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2011
Samuel Wylie Crawford was at Fort Sumter when the first shots of the Civil War were fired, might have saved the day at Gettysburg, Pa., and later preserved a part of the battlefield where he fought. A physician and attorney, explorer, author and preservationist, the Franklin County, Pa., native is commemorated at Gettysburg with a statue along an avenue bearing his name. Born in 1829 at his family’s 300-acre Allandale estate in Greene and Guilford townships, Crawford graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1846 and the university medical school in 1850.
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May 3, 2012
A guided bus tour, Lee's Retreat from Gettysburg to Williamsport and the Wagon Trail of Wounded, is Friday, July 13. The tour is led by author and Civil War historian Steve French. The bus leaves from Springfield Barn, 6 Springfield Lane, at 2 p.m., and returns at 6:30 p.m. Touring areas include Gettysburg, Pa., Fairfield, Pa., Greencastle, Pa., Cearfoss, Pinestump Road, Marion, Pa., Cunningham Crossroads, Battle site in Williamsport July 6, 1863, Confederate Pontoon Crossing Site, site of Michigan Cavalry charge, where the Medal of Honor was won and where Gen. Pettigrew fell in battle.
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July 21, 2012
About 70 history buffs from throughout the United States will join some of the nation's top historians at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce's next Civil War seminar. One of the largest groups of Antietam authorities ever assembled at a single seminar will be presenters at “Antietam: The Bloodiest Day” from July 25 to 29. The five-day seminar will be based at the Four Points by Sheraton at 1123 Lincoln Way East, and include tours to sites not usually open to the public, according to Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield and the chamber's partner on three Civil War seminars each year.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 12, 2012
The phrase “brother vs. brother” during the United States Civil War was given a literal meaning in Charles Town, W.Va., author Bob O'Connor's most recent book, “A House Divided Against Itself.” The historical fiction work is based on real-life events in which two brothers fought on different sides of the Civil War and were twice involved in the same battle, O'Connor said Wednesday during a book signing at the downtown Hagerstown Visitor Welcome...
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2011
And along the path, he came across historical markers relating events that occurred on the canal during the Civil War. "Those iron markers created curiosity about what happened to the canal during the Civil War," Snyder said. "But I couldn't find more information. " Snyder's childhood curiosity and lifelong interest in local history eventually led him to write "Trembling in the Balance: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the Civil War. " The book is a readable, carefully researched account of the importance of the canal to both sides in the Civil War. The book was published this year.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | September 14, 2012
Kristy Tarner of Halfway was among a group of Springfield Middle School students at the Sesquicentennial Antietam Reenactment site Friday learning about the different flags the Confederates used during the Civil War. “It was the stars and bars flag, which then changed to the flag that has the St. Andrew's Cross on it,” Kristy, 13, said. “It was changed so the men on the field would know what their flag looked like.” The Confederate Flag with the St. Andrew's Cross is the flag commonly associated with the Confederacy in the present time, according to Nina Hernandez, who spoke to the students about the flag.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2011
When Confederate troops burned Chambersburg in 1864, the fires damaged or destroyed 500 structures, left 2,000 people homeless and caused $1.5 million in losses. The town’s sacrifice will be commemorated in early April through a laser light show that helps to kick off Civil War 150, a planned five-year recognition across the United States. The Greencastle and Chambersburg communities in Franklin County are joining with Fairfield and Gettysburg in neighboring Adams County to host some of Pennsylvania’s earliest events in Civil War 150. Presentations, encampments, period church services and music are scheduled April 7 to 10 in Greencastle, in Chambersburg on April 15 and 16, in Fairfield on April 22 and 23, and in Gettysburg on April 29 and 30. “It’s going to make more people aware that Franklin County is part of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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