Lately I've been at a loss when it comes to generating content for the blog. I've used the last few weeks to go through some of my photo backlog, but most of these photos come from site and cemetery visits. Interesting stuff, but ideally I want to mix it up and provide something with a … Continue reading Interpretive Boundaries, Personal Stories, and the Making of a Murder
We'll make a quick return to Frederick and St. John's Cemetery and look at a few of the non-Home Brigade folks buried at St. John's. As mentioned in the previous post, there are at least 50 Civil War soldiers and sailors buried in the cemetery - 34 who fought for the Union and 16 for … Continue reading Dispatch from the Field: St. John’s Cemetery, Frederick, MD (Part 2)
In continuing to go through 2016's backlog of photos we'll take a look back at one of my favorite spots (and a much warmer time). Frederick is a must see for anyone interested in the Civil War's eastern theater. The city is home to Monocacy National Battlefield and the Museum of Civil War Medicine. The … Continue reading Dispatch from the Field: St. John’s Cemetery, Frederick, MD (Part 1)
As any historian knows, there's a lot of detective work that goes into piecing together the past. We scour letters and census forms and diaries like they're a crime scene. We try to understand the M.O. of our historical actors, examining their backgrounds and their world views. With enough evidence we can feel confident in … Continue reading A tale of two brothers?