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Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by Bee, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. Bee

    Bee Captain Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Gettysburg 2017

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    Today was the beginning of CWI2018! Before the conference started, I took a stroll through Antietam Battlefield. As I was foretold, the experience was a completely different vibe than Gettysburg.


    Another of the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry monuments
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    The iconic and beautiful Burnside Bridge

    At CWI tonight, I got to meet the beloved Professor "Bud" Robertson and was reunited with my favorite hockey buddy, Dr. Simpson :smile:

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    Looks Like A Great Time.
     
  4. mofederal

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    I have always loved Antietam. I love those monuments, very different. I hope you have a good conference.
     
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    Your jacket?

    Don't tell me it's that cold back there!
     
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    Have a great time guys.
     
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    @Bee also caught up with rock star Ranger Matt Atkinson.

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  8. Bee

    Bee Captain Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Gettysburg 2017

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    Bee Captain Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Gettysburg 2017

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    It is 106 where I came from, and it was raining and in the upper 60's in Gettysburg. Too much of a shock for this desert dweller :cold:
     
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    Ok, with a 40+ difference in temp, I can see where you would want a jacket.
    "But it's a wet cold"
     
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    Let Us Have Peace, its never too late.
     
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    Nice pictures @Bee , have a great time
     
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    Thanks for the photos and your adventures in history past. Very much appreciated! :dance::dance::dance:
     
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    Bee,

    "Envy" is not a condition I like to admit to, but in this case...,

    Darn it! I wish I could be there with you!

    Have fun, Bee, and tell us many stories about your visit there.

    Sincerely,
    Unionblue
     
  15. NH Civil War Gal

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    The first picture you posted, of the stacked rifles and the bucket saying "a hot place" is my very favorite monument at Antietam and I took a picture of that too when I was there. You look like you are having a wonderful time. Enjoy, learn and tell us all about it when you are done.
     
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    Have fun, take notes
     
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  17. NH Civil War Gal

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    Just listened to "Coffee with a Ranger - Matt Atkinson at Gettysburg." For all of you with Facebook, I would urge you to listen - amazing teller of true tales. His talk about the 72nd Penns. monument just showed up this morning - apparently it is raining in Gettysburg and he's under a shelter. But what a hoot! Amazing machinations that went on in the late 1800s and how the monuments were placed. "Dirty" Dan Sickles in 1895 had a role in it too. Something for everyone in the talk!

    @Bee - he's become my favorite ranger too!
     
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    You really are a West Coast girl if you need a coat for the upper '60's! :tongue:

    I'm curious, Bee, how you would describe the "vibe" as being different from Gettysburg? I plan to make a trip to Antietam, myself this September.
     
  19. Bee

    Bee Captain Asst. Regtl. Quartermaster Gettysburg 2017

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    Peter Carmichael is discussing the common soldier, and how he changed over time. Peter cautioned us not to rely solely on the letters home, as they can project an image, rather than complicated reality.

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    Thanks for the headsup! Great talk by a witty, highly knowledgeble Matt Atkinson. Others shouldn't miss it:

     
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    Thanks to a NPS folder I was able to find the monument AND this Alexander Gardner photo showing the same location as it looked soon after the battle in 1862:

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