| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:22 AM
On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..."
The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:42 PM
The days are growing shorter, and sunset continues to arrive a little earlier each evening. While the change is minor for most of you, it gives would-be thieves more time to operate under the cover of darkness.
There have been numerous posts on the Old...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The recent coverage of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Antietam could be part of a wily enticement for a two-part day trip that can get the "gang" – whether it be family or friends – to all pile into the family truckster for a day in...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:50 PM
The simple act of going for a walk becomes an adventure when the weather turns crisp and Mid-Atlantic trees change color. Check out these area hiking trails to get a breath of fresh air, to commune with nature and to get a glimpse of our region's rich...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The state mental health commissioner is fighting efforts by freedom of information advocates to undo a law — which they say passed under last-minute, "murky circumstances" in 2011 — that blocks historians' research into Civil War soldiers...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown.
In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:04 AM
When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and ‘60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and '60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:44 PM
A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group plans on holding an event in Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the three-day Civil War battle, park officials said.
The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacy group, will stage a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have old newspapers from the American Civil War that describe battles. How do I determine their worth?
A: The first thing to do is key http://www.rarenewspapers.com, the site of Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers in Pennsylvania. A collector/dealer...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Paintings and drawings
Paintings and drawings by Chris Mcdonel and Elizabeth Stempien. Concludes Friday, July 12. The Council for the Arts of Chambersburg, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.
‘Valley of the Shadow’...