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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Shop Small in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area this Holiday Season

November 25, 2020

Now more than ever, small businesses need your support. Find out about the unique shopping opportunities in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area for gifts perfect for everyone on your list. Read More

Celebrate Walktober in the Heart of the Civil War

October 7, 2020

Celebrate Walktober in the Heart of the Civil WarFind a historic and scenic place to take a walk in October! Read More

A Pandemic Vacation in the Heart of the Civil War

September 16, 2020

Black History in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

August 18, 2020

Black History in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaFind African American history sites across Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties with this guide to fascinating places you can visit while still safely social distancing. Read More

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

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