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Battle of Antietam

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  • Gettysburg sesquicentennial battle re-enactment in Whitehall honors the 153rd

    If you walk up the long gravel pathway alongside the spacious grassy fields of Whitehall Township's 110-acre main park, the view from the top of the hill is remarkably similar to that from atop the hills just north of Gettysburg. From the Oak Ridge...
  • Civil War divided Lehigh Valley

    Democrats of the Lehigh Valley opposed the Republican administration's war. They were suspicious of the shifting justifications for it. They weren't interested in fighting to free anyone. They denounced the president's restrictions on civil liberties....
  • Letters from a son: What Allentown's William Reichard saw at Antietam

    He had never been in the smoky, confusing haze of gunfire. Never watched helplessly as strong young men fell dead in front of him. Until the Battle of Antietam, William Reichard didn't know war. Reichard, barely 20, left Allentown in the summer of...
  • The Lehigh Valley's forgotten graves

    The old gravestone is broken. A crack about three-quarters of the way to the top has severed it, exposing a rough, jagged edge, like a chipped front tooth. The detached top, where the name and date of birth were long ago etched, lies on the ground. It's...
  • 10 Mid-Atlantic fall hikes offer peak autumn experiences

    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...
  • 150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam

    150 years later, preservationists see victory at Antietam
    — The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours. But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
  • Did McClellan get a bad rap? Debate goes on

    The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled. Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 and south winds from 5 to 8 miles per hour. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloud, with a low around 64. Saturday and Sunday are both expected to be...