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Antietam's Memorial Illumination. . .Few Things Are More Profound

Tonight, a candle will burn on the Antietam National Battlefield in honor of George Dentzer, a twenty-five-year-old private in Company K, 48th Pennsylvania, and a one time railroad laborer from Cressona. On September 17, 1862, Dentzer was killed in action near the Burnside Bridge. Private George Dentzer, Co. K, 48th PA Another will burn in tribute to Private Alexander Prince, a nineteen-year-old laborer from St.
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Command of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry at Antietam

History / US History : Behind AotW (6 years ago)

Eric Wittenberg has put up a fine post featuring James Childs, Colonel, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, killed at Antietam on 17 September 1862. Elements of the Fourth were among the few Union cavalrymen engaged at Sharpsburg that day - t... Read Post

The Death of Sergeant Alexander Prince, Co. B, 48th Pennsylvania

History / US History : The 48th Pennsylvania (6 years ago)

At Antietam, the 48th Pennsylvania suffered a loss of 8 men killed and 51 wounded. But not all the regiment's casualties fell on September 17. Indeed, the following day, several companies of the 48th remained on the advanced picket ... Read Post

Antietam Illumination

History / US History : Behind AotW (5 years ago)

One of the most moving experiences you can have anywhere is driving through the battlefield during the annual Antietam Memorial Illumination.  This year the tradition returns on Saturday, December 5th to the Antietam National Battle... Read Post


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