The Battle of Antietam

The Story of Lt. Hardman P. Petrikin as told by Capt. William M. Robbins,...

Born in 1832, Hardman Philip PetrikinThe surname, of Scotch origin, appears to alternate between the spellings of “Petriken” and “Petrikin”; for this article I will refer to the latter spelling, but the former is...
Artist Louis Guillaume's rendering of the Surrender of Lee's Army to Grant.

When Legend Becomes Fact

In the John Wayne classic movie, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," a reporter makes the comment "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." This is probably true many times in history, and...

Who were the Brandywine Guards?

First and foremost, I would like to thank Kevin Brown and Amy King for their hard work, dedication and devotion to the men of the Brandywine Guards, Company A of the 1st Pennsylvania Reserves....

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The Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps Historical Society was organized in 2004 by August Marchetti and Justin Sanders.

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