Thursday, August 19, 2010

Digging for Civil War history

I swear I'll write a longer post soon, but in the meantime, check out my recent blog post on Fondly, Pennsylvania, the archives and conservation blog of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

I write about HSP's collection of sketches of Confederate prisons, and how it relates to an archaeological excavation going on in Georgia.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One Collection, Many Dramas

Check out my recent blog post on Fondly, Pennsylvania, the archives and conservation blog of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

I highlighted one of the many interesting stories I've discovered in the Wister and Butler families papers (HSP collection 1962): the three duels in which Pierce (Mease) Butler participated between 1844 and 1866.

You'll have to read my post to learn how he survived so many duels.