Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Running the Blockade-- Antietam Hospital-- Civil War Tour in Kansas City-- CW Trails Signs in Pa.

Running the Blockade-- New News About an Old War.

1. ANTIETAM HOSPITAL-- The May 2nd Herald-Mail reports that a barn used as a field hospital for 400 wounded soldiers is the latest addition to the battlefield. It is located at the Philip Pry home and the Historic Antietam Foundation donated $10,000 to assist in in its restoration. Some of the money also went to the Joseph Poffenberger farm. The National Park Service matched the funds.

2. CIVIL WAR TOUR IN KANSAS CITY-- The May 6th Kansas City Star reports that a Civil War tour of Jackson County sites is scheduled for this Saturday. It is sponsored by the Civil War Round Table of Western Missouri and will leave from the Blue and Grey Book Shoppe at 106 E. Walnut Street in Independence. Cost is $15 apiece for the morning and afternoon tour, or $30 for both.

3. CIVIL WAR TRAIL SIGNS IN PENNSYLVANIA-- The May 6th PRN Newswire via Yahoo News announced that the state of Pennsylvania was erecting its first six Civil War Trails signs. It will be the first state in the union to "significantly interpret the Civil War from a northern state's point-of-view.

The first sign was dedicated at Gettysburg National Military Park and by Labor Day there will be approximately 200 "history-on-a-sticks" throughout the Dutch Country Roads region.

The state has invested $49,500 and the federal government $830,000.

The Civil War Trails program is an excellent organization devoted to bringing the Civil War to America's public.

Who Says This is a Dead War. --Old Blockade-Runner

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