Sunday, March 5, 2017

ANTIETAM: Joseph Poffenberger farm, where Union army slept


BATTLEFIELD BACKSTORY: Thousands of Union soldiers slept uneasily in the fields on Joseph Poffenberger's farm on Sept. 16, 1862, the night before the Battle of Antietam. At dawn the next day, as fog lingered over what soon would be the most contested place in North America, the First Corps marched from Poffenberger's property and the nearby North Woods and into battle in the 32-acre cornfield of David R. Miller. As they emerged from the strip of woods, they were blasted by Rebel batteries across the Hagerstown Pike, on Nicodemus Heights.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

GAINES' MILL, VA.: Behind guns of Union army, routed here June 27, 1862


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BENTONVILLE, N.C.: Where Union XX Corps whipped Rebels, March 19, 1865


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MANASSAS, VA.: Rebels on Henry Hill at First Bull Run, July 21, 1861


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BENTONVILLE, N.C.: Harper property, site of makeshift Federal hospital


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ANTIETAM: David R. Miller cornfield, where fighting raged Sept. 17, 1862


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SOUTH MOUNTAIN: Fox's Gap, where Union General Jesse Reno fell


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