I am happy and proud to announce that we not only managed to meet our goal of raising $5000 for the Antietam Battlefield Property but we exceeded it by $1365. Last minute donations over the weekend put us over the top and will now allow us, with our $5000 in matching funds, to send the … More Congratulations. We Did It!
For some time now we’ve been working with Brian Howard at Scale75 USA to arrange a painting class by Julio Cabos and a fundraiser for the APG. We’ve now completed the arrangements and I think it’s going to be huge. I am very excited to announce that in cooperation with the Atlanta Military Figure Society … More Julio Cabos Painting Class and Fundraiser.
Last week I attended a Zoom meeting with the American Battlefield Trust. (ABT) The focus of the meeting was on property at the Antietam Battlefield that was for sale and available to the ABT. The property lies just west of the Dunker Church and is relevant for many reasons. Check out Gary Adelman’s video for … More APG Pitches in to Help Preserve More Land and Burial Site at Antietam Battlefield.
Let me start out by apologizing for being absent from the site for the past few months. The effects of the Pandemic, the civil unrest, and move my across town has kept me preoccupied. Now for some updates. In previous posts I spoke about a project we had working that would be my creation of … More August News From the APG
The Board of Directors recently approved a donation of $12,500 to the American Battlefield Trust for the purchase of 29 key acres of battlefield property in Williamsburg, VA. The property was the scene of a major Confederate attack on May 5th 1862, under General Longstreet, against Federal troops of Heintzelmans III Corps, under George B … More APG “Seals the Deal” for the Purchase of Williamsburg, Virginia Civil War Battlefield Property
We start with parts of a mannequin produced by The Lost Battalion. I generally don’t use the arms or legs preferring to use wire or in this case aluminum tubing for the that part of the armature. I filled in the depressions that were provided for the original arms and legs. I then drilled holes … More Creating an 1812 Ohio Militiaman Pt III
My dream came alive again just recently when I was discussing some APG business with a couple friends. I mentioned that we needed a new kit for the store. A few ideas came to mind as well as names of possible sculptors that might donate their time and effort to do something for us. Several … More Creating an 1812 Ohio Militiaman Pt II
For sometime now I’ve been fascinated by the Don Troiani painting of an 1812 Ohio Militiaman I found on his site. I always wanted a print of this but there weren’t any done. After WBritians formed a partnership with Troiani they started making more and more of his work available. At last I was able … More Creating an 1812 Ohio Militiaman
As I mentioned in my previous post I am posting the article written by Judy Hynson on the history of the document. And now the rest of the story… History of Grant’s Terms of Surrender Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant’s terms of surrender given to Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House on April … More Story of the Surrender Document
April 9th marks the 155th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, Virginia. The anniversary reminds me of a project we undertook in 2011 directly related to that day in 1865. Through our good buddy at the Gettysburg National Military’s Park, Curator Greg Goodell, I was introduced to his sister, … More APG and Appomattox