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Friday, September 17, 2010
A Tribute to Professor Joseph L. Harsh
Today's 148th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam comes just days after the passing of Joseph Harsh, whose work on the Maryland Campaign of 1862 will remain required reading for a long time to come.
Tom Clemens, co-founder of Save Historic Antietam Foundation, was a protégé of Dr. Harsh and is an important Antietam historian in his own right. He has written a moving tribute to his mentor, the former chair of the history department at George Mason University.