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Life in a War Zone, the Civil War in Montgomery County, MD

Here’s a nicely produced history of the Civil War in Montgomery County, MD. It is a 6 part production of Montgomery College that lasts 46:51.

Civil War Video “Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War”

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Heritage Montgomery has produced an Emmy Award-winning 60-minute documentary film, Life in a War Zone: Montgomery County during the Civil War.

Shot in high definition, the video beautifully tells the story of Montgomery County in the 1860s and the effect the Civil War had on the daily life of its citizens. Montgomery County was strategically located next to the District of Columbia and in the path of major troop movement to and from the Confederate state of Virginia and the battles of Antietam (in Sharpsburg, Maryland) and Gettysburg (Pennsylvania). Thousands of Union soldiers camped in Rockville and Poolesville for extended periods. The war had a significant impact on the county and its residents for the duration of the conflict and beyond. The film uses historic and contemporary images, beautiful photography, first-person accounts and a stirring soundtrack to tell the story of the war years in Montgomery County.

A Walk With Death -Civil War Short Film by Logan Fulton

Definitely worth the nine minutes!

 

 

The Blue and the Grey by Francis Miles Finch

By the flow of the inland river,
Whence the fleets of iron have fled,
Where the blades of the grave-grass quiver,
Asleep are the ranks of the dead:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the one, the Blue,
Under the other, the Gray

These in the robings of glory,
Those in the gloom of defeat,
All with the battle-blood gory,
In the dusk of eternity meet:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the laurel, the Blue,
Under the willow, the Gray

From the silence of sorrowful hours,
The desolate mourners go,
Lovingly laden with flowers
Alike for the friend and the foe;
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the roses, the Blue,
Under the lilies, the Gray

Sadly but not with upbraiding,
The generous deed was done,
In the storm of the years that are fading
No braver battle was won:
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Under the blossoms, the Blue,
Under the garlands, the Gray

No more shall the war cry sever,
Or the winding rivers be red;
They banish our anger forever
When they laurel the graves of our dead!
Under the sod and the dew,
Waiting the judgement-day;
Love and tears for the Blue,
Tears and love for the Gray.