Barns of the Civil War: Abraham Trostle

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00December 19th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Witness Trees: The Heth Wounding Tree

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00December 7th, 2017|History|

There are numerous witness trees that dot the Gettysburg battlefield and numerous stories have been told with the trees playing an important role. One of these, while only a stump of a white oak tree today, is going to be lost to history very soon as it is decaying. Fighting swirled around the tree but [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Daniel Klingle

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00November 21st, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Joseph Sherfy

2020-04-11T00:55:10-04:00October 24th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Barns of the Civil War: George Rose

2017-09-17T10:55:45-04:00September 19th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

As the Confederate attack on July 2, 1863 developed numerous farms situated along the Emmitsburg Road south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania stood in its way. The first farms hit were not heavily damaged owing to weak Union resistance. That would change at the farm belonging to George and Mary Rose. The Rose family owned a large [...]

The Quaker Gun or a way to project strength

2020-04-11T00:55:11-04:00September 12th, 2017|History|

One of the methods of deceiving the Germans before the invasion of Europe in 1944 was to create a fictitious army under the command of George Patton. Inflatable tanks and airplanes were manufactured along with radio traffic and it gave German intelligence fits. Patton after all had a reputation as the American army’s hardest hitter [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Michael Bushman

2020-04-11T00:55:14-04:00August 24th, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

Barns of the Civil War: David Miller

2017-06-19T09:10:54-04:00June 22nd, 2017|Barns of the Civil War, History|

There are names in American military history that all you need to say is that name and people should know where it is and what happened there. More often than not these are the sites of heroic actions or unimaginable suffering. The Civil War has numerous places like this, The Hornet’s Nest at Shiloh, Hell’s [...]