I was very pleased to see a new blog pop up this weekend on the subject of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry. Perhaps best known for their digging skills at Petersburg in 1864, the regiment is also one of “mine” (sorry)–part of the IX Corps on the Union Left at Antietam.

48th PA Monument at Antietamclick to see larger image
(US Park Service)

The blog is published by Mr John Hoptak, who looks to have the chops to do this fine unit some justice. He’s already posted some excellent officer photos and a significant threepart post on their first Colonel, James Nagle. That’s Nagle in bronze atop the 48th’s monument at Antietam, above.

Welcome to the ‘sphere John, and we’re looking forward to great things.

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