Bugle Call

Welcome to Bugle Call, the voice of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. This new blog seeks to showcase the rich history of the area, highlight the wide range of experiences available for visitors—not just Civil War battlefields and historic sites but also opportunities for recreation, dining, and shopping—and bring to light lesser-known stories of Civil War Maryland. Posts by scholars, living historians, academics, and museum professionals from across the Heritage Area will provide readers with an in-depth view of the many fascinating historical sites, commemorations, research, and experiences to be found in the Heart of the Civil War.

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Brochures, Battlefield Guides, and Bullets: Behind the Scenes at Newcomer House

March 25, 2015

Brochures, Battlefield Guides, and Bullets: Behind the Scenes at Newcomer HouseThe Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield, built in the 1780s, is one of the few original homes on the battlefield that is open to the public. Learn what it takes to open the historic house each spring. Read More

George Alfred Townsend: Larger-than-Life Literary Luminary

March 24, 2015

George Alfred Townsend: Larger-than-Life Literary LuminaryA look at George Alfred Townsend, the 19th century celebrity who wrote the bestselling book on the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath. Read More

“Illuminating Frederick: from Celebration to Grief” on 4/10

March 16, 2015

“Illuminating Frederick: from Celebration to Grief” on 4/10Mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end at Frederick's City Hall on Friday, April 10 with author James Swanson and a commemorative illumination. Read More

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