Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bull's eye for Battery B

The Picture of Professionalism

This is Battery "B" 4th U.S. Artillery, the all-volunteer artillery detachment of Antietam National Battlefield.  Mustered in 2009, the battery was the bright idea of Park Ranger Christie Stanczak (third from left) and has been operational for two seasons now.

Two weeks ago Battery "B" was summoned to Ford's Theater in Washington DC where they were presented with the Park Service George and Helen Herzog award for excellence as the National Capital Region's outstanding volunteer group of 2010.

These are some of the most committed, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable volunteers in the Park Service and I am proud to call them my friends and colleagues.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

A local treasure-trove

The Boonsborough Museum of History is an often overlooked gem here in the Valley

 Go here to see some remarkable Antietam artifacts.

The Civil War collection is only a tiny part of the Museum's holdings.  Remarkable pieces from all continents delight the visitor.

That so much of the world, ancient and modern, should find its way to tiny Boonsboro Maryland boggles the imagination.

Check it out!


Sunday, August 07, 2011

George B. McClellan just got a whole lot smarter

After some 30 years of continuous showings the film "Antietam Visit" has finally been replaced at the Visitor Center. 

And not a moment too soon.