“Always Ready for Duty” - The Remarkable Life of John Delaney
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Pennsylvania in the Civil War
John Carroll Delaney was an Irish immigrant who fought bravely in the Civil War and was awarded the Medal of Honor.
- Jan 31, 2020
Medal returned to its proper owner 40 years after it was lost at the Battle of Antietam
William W. Warren lost a medal he wore around his neck after being wounded and captured at the Battle of Antietam.
- Jan 7, 2020
Letter from a Pennsylvania drummer boy – April 1862
Jeremiah Helms served as a drummer boy in the 50th Pennsylvania. He was mortally wounded at Antietam in September 1862.
- Oct 16, 2019
National honors to Rebel dead? - A blistering letter about Confederate graves at Antietam
In 1868, the representative of Westmoreland County in Congress spoke out in favor of excluding Confederate war dead from national cemeteries
- Sep 17, 2019
“In the very maelstrom of the battle” – 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry at Antietam
The 132nd Pennsylvania received its baptism by fire during the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.
- Sep 17, 2019
Hurried to eternity - The bodies of two York County soldiers returned home after Antietam
In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, families of the those killed-in-action sought to bring their loved ones home for burial.
- Sep 14, 2019
“God only knows what he'll do” - Andrew Curtin, A.K. McClure, and Thaddeus Stevens before Antietam
Codie Eash looks at politics in Pennsylvania during the chaos of early September 1862.
- Sep 6, 2019
Governor Andrew Curtin's response to Confederate invasion threat - September 1862
In September 1862, Confederate forces crossed the Potomac River and became a dangerous threat to Andrew Curtin's Pennsylvania.
- Jul 23, 2019
"The destructiveness of war" - The Altoona Tribune's visit to the Antietam battlefield
In the days after the Battle of Antietam, a team of Pennsylvania journalists arrived on the battlefield to report on what they saw.
- Jul 20, 2019
Pennsylvania at Antietam - Recap of livestreams from July 2019
Contributors to PennCivilWar and colleagues gathered at Antietam National Battlefield to discuss the role played by Pennsylvanians.
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