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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From Antietam to Ohio: Using the Census to Find Georgianna Rollins

July 17, 2020

From Antietam to Ohio: Using the Census to Find Georgianna RollinsDiscover the fate of a witness to the Battle of Antietam by using census records. Read More

Enjoy a Great American Road Trip In the Heart of the Civil War

June 22, 2020

Enjoy a Great American Road Trip In the Heart of the Civil WarTake a family road trip and discover hidden gems this summer while traveling along one of Maryland's scenic byways. Read More

Memorial Day Parade Traditions in the Heart of the Civil War

May 20, 2020

Memorial Day Parade Traditions in the Heart of the Civil WarTwo towns within the Heart of the Civil War lay claim to the oldest continuously held Memorial Day parades in the country. Read More

Native Spring Ephemerals in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

April 6, 2020

Native Spring Ephemerals in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaLearn how to identify springtime flora and hunt to find them on local trails and battlefields. Read More

Civil War Love Letters: Tales of Love and Loss

February 14, 2020

Experience the Holiday Season in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

December 12, 2019

Experience the Holiday Season in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaGet into the holiday spirit and enjoy special programming at sites in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Read More

Visiting the Heart of the Civil War During the "Off Season"

November 25, 2019

Visiting the Heart of the Civil War During the "Off Season"There are perks to traveling when the temperature drops-- here's how to make the most of the Heritage Area in fall and winter. Read More

Your Guide to Exploring Fall Color in the Heritage Area

September 26, 2019

Your Guide to Exploring Fall Color in the Heritage AreaFind peak fall colors and explore the outdoors in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Read More

Commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

September 9, 2019

Commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaCommemorate the Maryland Campaign of 1862 with events and activities throughout the Heritage Area this September. Read More

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month By Taking a Hike in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

June 3, 2019

Connect to history by taking a hike in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Read More

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