Category Archives: Antietam

On Hallowed Ground

For the past few days I walked the battlefields at Antietam and Gettysburg.   I have studied these battles for many years.  I have seen movies about them. I have read novels about them.  But these battles cannot fully understood … Continue reading

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John Mason Norvell’s Civil War Memoir 5

John Mason Norvell, the son of Michigan U.S. Senator John Norvell (1789-1850) and his third wife, Isabella H. Norvell (1804-1873), was a career soldier. He prepared this memoir in 1866, his story continues  in the summer of 1862. Antietam Sept … Continue reading

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Antietam

  Lt Colonel John Mason Norvell, my great-uncle,  son of U.S. Senator John Norvell of Michigan,  fought in nearly every major battle in the Civil War.   He  fought in the Battle of Antietam,  one of the bloodiest of the … Continue reading

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