Bike Tour and Photography by Ed Murphy

The Irish Brigade under General Thomas Edward Meagher played an important part in the Civil War battle of Antietam (17 September 1862).

Antietam was the bloodiest single day engagement. (Gettysburg was bloodier, but lasted three days.)

The outcome was enough of a Union victory that president Lincoln was emboldened to issue the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation --- making the Civil War an effort not only to preserve the Union, but also to end slavery.
West Point
Photos and Slideshow of President Susan Claffey's
Trip to West Point described in CWRTDC's
January 2010 newsletter.

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Civil War New Orleans
Photos and Slideshow of President Susan Claffey's
Trip to New Orleans described in CWRTDC's
November 2009 newsletter.

CLICK HERE to view the photos individually or as a slideshow.