Our Country's Fiery Ordeal
Our Country’s Fiery Ordeal
A blog about the American Civil War, 150 years after it occurred, focusing on Antietam, Gettysburg, as well as other subjects of interest. Written and maintained by Daniel J. Vermilya, a Park Ranger at both Antietam National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Military Park.
Dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather, Private Ellwood Rodebaugh, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
"And may an Overulling Providence continue to cause good to come out of evil, justice to be done to all men where injustice has long prevailed, and finally, peace, quiet, and harmony to come out of this terrible confrontation and our country's fiery ordeal." -- Albert Champlin, 105th Ohio, Diary entry of June 19, 1864 (Western Reserve Historical Society)